Lirer: Learn Japanese 4+

kana, Kanji, Vocabulary & jlpt

Yuki Yamamoto

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 581 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn Japanese words the fast way with Lirer.

On Lirer you can:
* Learn Japanese words from basics to JLPT N1 level.
* Practice Japanese Alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana)
* Listen to thousands of audio files voiced by native speakers
* Search through the Japanese words dictionary.
* Enhance your studying with a personalized review.

* Explanation and exercises for all the Japanese words of JLPT N5, JLPT N4, JLPT N3, JLPT N2, JLPT N1.
* Japanese Alphabets quiz.
* Audio voiced by professional native speakers.
* Lessons created by Japanese teachers and writers.


Lirer offers an auto-renewing monthly subscription at $6.99/month and an auto-renewing yearly subscription at $19.99/year to provide you with unlimited access to the Lirer courses while you maintain an active subscription. Lirer also offers a Lifetime subscription for $29.99 which is paid for by a one-off upfront payment with unlimited access to the Lirer courses forever.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.1

This update brings bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
581 Ratings

581 Ratings

ムクムラ ,

Highly recommended

Out of all the apps that require you to pay a subscription for full access, this is the only one that i think deserves the money. Every lesson is made with helpful examples and they're organized well so you can go down the lists of each category at your own pace. The repetition of reading the furigana, writing the character out, placing the characters in the correct order and matching them to the right words in english is so much more beneficial than other apps i've used, as it has helped me to retain the words better. If you're looking for an app that will really push to help you memorize vocabulary, this is the one.
Their other app, Bunpo, is also incredible for grammar!! It has the same methods of teaching + there are languages other than Japanese. Overall, the creators behind these apps know what they're doing.

(Note: The N5 Lesson 9 under the category 'things' is bugged, I can't complete it during the review because it won't allow my keyboard to pop up.)

TenaciousD19800 ,

Major bug in typed responses for reviews

As described in the review by Bruhwhytf, the bug that marks any typed responses as incorrect continues at least two months later. This is unacceptable, because it can greatly mess up your ability to master words and also messes up your spaced repetition algorithm. Otherwise the app is very nice.

Update to review:
I’m giving this app five stars now because the developer fixed the bugs I experienced and also upgraded the quality of the app. I love the developer’s Bunpo app as well, and using this one for vocabulary is a no brainer for me. The value provided on both of these apps is huge, because you would have to pay a lot more using other more traditional options. Thanks for the awesome apps!

Developer Response ,

Hello, I am sorry to hear this. We fixed the bug in review, and added many new features. Please try the new version. And if you got the chance we would really appreciate updating your review, thank you!

SolonaAmell ,

New update…

Edit: it seems that I was just not able to reach certain lessons unless I have made enough progress, even if I have restored my purchase. I have added a star back. However, I would like to point out that when I tapped on the locked lessons, it showed me the “restore purchase” screen, which was why I originally thought my purchase could not be restored. It would be great if the developer can make it so that it shows a “you have not made enough progress to unlock this lesson” message instead.

I like the content of the new update, BUT: - I cannot seem to restore my purchase (I paid for lifetime subscription and now it’s gong). Many words are locked. - the progress reset is frustrating. I lost all my progress, lost track what was the last words I learned, and now I have to learn from lesson1 again because the later lessons are locked. Honestly, I love this app but right now I am very upset.

Developer Response ,

Hello, I am sorry to hear this. We will add new features to make the experience better with the current redesign. For subscription, please tap the restore purchase button in the subscription page and your subscription will be restored. Please note that you will need to unlock the contents one by one even if you are subscribed.

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