Nihongo Desu 12+

Learn Real Japanese‪!‬

Andrew Watabe

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 83 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Nihongo Desu is a Japanese language-learning application where you can learn Japanese vocabulary directly from watching fun YouTube videos. Each YouTube video has a list of vocabulary used in the video along with some fun games to help you study the vocabulary!

• Embedded YouTube videos from real Japanese YouTubers
• Videos organized by categories
• Vocabulary lists with audio and timestamps from YouTube videos
• Study games including flashcards, speaking practice, memory, and quizzes

Become a premium user to access more content and exclusive features, and get one month FREE for new subscribers!

Premium Membership:
• Removes ads
• Access to Premium Only games
• Upgrade to natural sounding Japanese speech powered by machine learning

Terms and Conditions apply. Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase. Only one free trial per account is allowed. If you have subscribed to this service in the past you will not be given a second free trial.

Enhanced audio will be used whenever possible, but is not guaranteed to play every time. When enhanced audio is unavailable, standard quality playback will be used.

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What’s New

Version 1.0.7

Updates to TTS and Premium Features

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

-G.E.V.- ,

Issues with vocabulary.

It’s a great app so far, simple and easy to use and it’s organized in a perfect way. But I’m having issues adding the words at the bottom of captions to my Vocabulary. The pop up gets completely cut off so you can’t see the pronunciation, meaning, and most importantly you can’t add it to your Vocabulary list. Apart from that the app is fantastic, but someone should look into that, that way we can take the flash cards and quizzes with those words as well. (It also wasn’t letting me report the issue from the app, so that’s why I’m specifically letting people know through here)

Developer Response ,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We’ll take a look into it and get it fixed as soon as possible!

In the meantime, could you send us your iPhone/iPad model and some screenshots to This will help us pinpoint the issue.

DaShayla:) ,

Great app! Except...

I just wish I was able to sign in another way other than Facebook. I don’t have a Facebook and I’m sure others may not have one as well. Other sign in options would be awesome such as Apple or Google, so that I may be able to study flash cards and save my progress. Other than that the app is great overall.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your rating and review!

In the recent update, we’ve included more sign-in options, including Google!

Good luck with your Japanese studies! がんばれー!

- Andy

Togii ,

Great new app.

This is an interesting concept for a language-learning app, and the app itself is smooth and well-executed. It will be great once it gets more content, but with every video having transcripts and vocab, that will take time. Off to a very good start.

App Privacy

The developer, Andrew Watabe, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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