Learn Japanese: Sensei 4+

Tae Kim's grammar guide

Romain Pellen

    • 4.8 • 163 Ratings
    • Free


69 lessons and exercises to learn Japanese. A popular grammar learning course in 5 chapters, with progress tracking.

Sensei offers the popular guide to learning Japanese grammar created by Tae Kim, to take you from beginner to master. Free and effective.

Learn Japanese grammar in a rational, intuitive way that makes sense in Japanese. The explanations are focused on how to make sense of the grammar not from English but from a Japanese point of view.

69 lessons and exercises, completely free! Plus:

• Progress tracking, thanks to individual lesson self-evaluation feature
• Note taking for each lesson
• Vocabulary audio and writing stroke order
• Modern and customizable UI, for an optimal learning experience

This course includes the following chapters:

• The Japanese Writing System (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji)
• Basic Japanese Grammar (Particles, Gobi, Tense, etc.)
• Essential Japanese Grammar (Polite Forms, Conditionals, etc.)
• Special Expressions (Causative, Amounts, Honorific, etc.)
• Advanced Topics (Formal Expressions, Volitional, etc.)

Happy Japanese learning!

Note: Sensei is also available on iOS and iPadOS!

What’s New

Version 1.7

• Added link to the "Benkyō: Learn Japanese" app in the about screen

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Best Soccer Player 77 ,

So far it seems promising.

I’ve been looking around, trying to find a good way to properly learn Japanese grammar and get explanations on it, but it wasn’t a very successful endeavor. I decided to just search up something on the App Store for kicks and found this. I’ve already gone through the first two lessons, and if the rest of the app is like this, then I think it’ll be smooth sailing. Good examples, completed lessons (as in, even though they frequently offer that you download their other apps, they still have the information there in the lesson so you don’t have to download them if you feel confident enough with what’s there), catching the little things that might let you slip through the cracks, and being short enough that you get what you need in a few minutes...what a wonderful run-on sentence.

But again, I’ve only been on here for maybe an hour. That’s not enough to see the whole grand scheme of things yet, even though they easily come across as professional and you can tell a lot of effort was put into the content and the appearance of the app, which I highly appreciate. I recommend downloading and checking it out yourself. Less reviews for an app doesn’t mean it’s not as good. Give it a shot.

Penguingirl 12 ,

So helpful!!

I love this app. I always had a hard time learning on the website because I didn’t know how to proceed, but this app is so convenient. I use my phone was more than my computer, so I can use the app anytime and anywhere. Simply being able to rate my understanding makes it easy to know what I’ve read and what I might need to go back to later.
I think something that would make the app even better is if I could mark lessons in some other way, too, like with a star. I study with Bunpro, and when it comes to the Essential Grammar section, it’s quite patchy with what I already know and what I need to add to the SRS when I eventually read about it in Sensei. If I could star a lesson (maybe just a “Favorites” section that I could use to keep track of those lessons I’ll need to add for now), it would make it easier to remember what I’ll need to add to my Bunpro reviews later so I don’t forget to review what I learned.
Thanks for making this app! I was struggling with motivation for learning grammar, but this has solved my problem!

satisfiedbuyer1 ,

Very good

One of the things that kept me from really becoming fluent in Japanese is the lack of good affordable materials. I tried duolingo and it was just too tedious that I stopped. The only thing I’ve had ok success with is the dictionary Japanese which has flash cards, but not grammar. I did check out the original version of this app but it was so outdated in its graphic design that it made it really hard to use. Though they fixed that and I’m hoping I can try again at Japanese, I’m so glad I checked the App Store again for a Japanese learning app. I also love how there’s no ads. How are you able to make a app that’s completely free? Just, how?

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