FREE Universal App for Beginners of Japanese

- Free, Universal app (works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
- 700+ crystal clear audio recordings
- Quizzes, Lessons, Flashcards, and more
- Learn the complete Hiragana syllabary--start Katakana and even Kanji
- Did we mention this is free?

Japanese Phrases FREE is an amazing, interactive app with interesting and culturally relevant lessons for Beginners of Japanese. You can learn to speak Japanese naturally, perfect your pronunciation, and build your Japanese vocabulary for FREE. (And... if you want more, upgrade to our paid version with thousands more sound files and lessons!)

User Comments:

"I LOVE this app! So helpful and so easy to use. And the customer service is great even for free app users. Best way to learn Japanese." - Ms. Kawai

"I was initially skeptical when downloading 'cause the app was free. After using this fun and extremely helpful App, I actually felt guilty for not paying for it."

Like the free version? please consider supporting our efforts by purchasing the full version which has THOUSANDS of audio files and many more lessons and much more content than this free version.

With a collection of common phrases and beginner level lessons, this app is perfect for those who are getting started with the language or those wanting to visit Japan. You can familiarize yourself with the basic vocabulary and listen to a native speaker pronounce the words. The easy grammar lessons and interactive quizzes kindle your interest in learning more.

This conversation phrasebook is a great way to learn vocabulary and grammar by helping users memorize phrases and understand when to use them. Listening and repeating the words and phrases also helps to improve pronunciation and listening comprehension. It is the perfect choice for those who want to quickly learn conversational Japanese with the correct pronunciation.

- 700+ crystal clear audio recordings
- Voice over by a native Japanese speaker
- Convenient organization of phrases into various categories
- Interactive multiple choice quizzes
- Flashcard function for all words and phrases
- A study bank in which favorite phrases can be saved
- Easy emailing of phrases
- Quick search feature which helps users look up specific words or phrases
- Spaced repetition of phrases which lets users view the less familiar ones more often
- Random display of any of the 700 phrases or words
- Works even without a network connection

Designed for those with little or no Japanese knowledge, Japanese Phrases FREE has hundreds of phrases and over 700 crystal clear audio files.

There are multiple choice quizzes for each category. All words and phrases come with a flashcard function for a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

The lessons include all Hiragana, some Katakana and a selection of grammar lessons to help users pick up conversational Japanese. Favorite phrases can be saved to your study bank or emailed. Users can view the phrases they aren’t familiar with, more often, by the spaced repetition of phrases. The search tool is useful in looking up a word or phrase in Japanese, romaji, or English.

Try it out today--It's FREE!

What’s New

Version 3.5

Bugs fixed.
convert the app to 64bit

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

pally4life ,

Hands down the best in the App Store for Japanese Language!

I’ve had this app for quite a few years now. It is my favorite of all the Japanese Language apps I’ve tried, well worth the cost to upgrade to the paid version as well. I love the easy access to my favorites, the quizzes and audio tracks. This is hands down the best bang for your buck on the App Store for Japanese Language learning!

sKoi ,

Bite-sized Japanese learning for busy people (Free Version)

I know you're having the same dilemma I had, you would like to learn the Japanese language so you can read your favorite manga or watch your favorite anime without the need of a translation or subtitles. Of course, you don't know where to start or, maybe you don't have enough time in the day to read over a few words and memorize them. If you have either of these two problems then I recommend you this wonderful app. In a matter of minutes I learned a few Japanese words easily. The small, summarized lessons let's you look over them through the day and easily let's you memorize them. You work at your own pace and the quizzes in between the chapters let's you look over how much you've learned, or could serve as a nice little refresher if you need to touch up on a few things. There's also some helpful study and flash cards if you need to review some more. You can also look up words in Romanji with the included dictionary and it gives you an audio and visual example of that word or sentence. In a few weeks, you'll be able to understand basic Japanese text with little to no help at all! Really, this a great app for beginners who would like to learn a new language at their own pace or for people who already have knowledge of the language but would like a little refresher every now and then while on the go. I give it a full 5 star rating!

Aphilions ,

Everything Japanese is of superb quality or what

。I love this application. I was looking for a cantonese program but i came accross this and I thought I'd check it out since it's free. This application is the bomb. The developers put so much work into it. I can tell these people have a passion for teaching the language and have the brain and talent to do it so well and exquisitively by the way the program is strucuted and designed. The audio is clear. The notes of how the phrases are used appropriately culturally are wonderful. I've just scanned through the program and I feel like I'm taking a serious course in class. Tell me that this program is written by great scholars. How do I purchase the full version? Do I have to go to the website or is it available on app store? This is the best language program by far I can't believe this version is even free. Thank you for your generosity and passion about the language.


Kotoba, Inc
129.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2015 Kotoba Inc.


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