Nihongo Lessons 4+

Learn Japanese Vocab & Grammar

Serpenti Sei LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 76 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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A new app for people serious about becoming fluent in Japanese, from the maker of Nihongo: a modern Japanese dictionary.

Nihongo Lessons is based off the excellent Japanese Level Up (Jalup) series, and is made to help all levels of learners.
* If you're a complete beginner, the app starts you off by teaching you to write the Japanese alphabets hiragana and katakana, and then quickly starts building your vocabulary and grammar fundamentals.
* If you're at an intermediate level, you can jump into content that will help you grow your Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and listening skills more efficiently than ever before.
* If you're an advanced learner diving into the world of native content or studying for JLPT N1, Nihongo Lessons can help fill in the gaps in your knowledge with vocabulary and grammar pulled directly from real manga.

Instead of a traditional textbook, everything in Nihongo Lessons is in a flashcard format. Flashcards are easier to take in, easier to know how much to learn and how often to review, and simplify the mountain of information you need to absorb. Each flashcard introduces one new sentence for you to understand, and every new sentence introduces exactly one new word, grammar point, or concept. This keeps you constantly moving forward in your learning journey - never bored, never overwhelmed.

* Learn to write hiragana and katakana, the main alphabets of the Japanese language.
* Progress from beginner to fluent across 7000 handcrafted sentences, each introducing a single new word or concept.
* Listen to sentences spoken out loud by a professional voice actor.
* Advanced Spaced Repetition (SRS) to help you retain everything you've learned for the long-term.
* Nihongo Lessons doesn’t just plop a fun game on top of the language. It engages the brain’s natural urge to solve problems by making learning the language itself the game.

What’s New

Version 1.1.10

Bug Fixes
* Fixed an issue where decks would appear grayed out during onboarding.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

AeroJPN ,

Excellent Japanese Learning App

I recently came from Jalup and started using this app. I am very impressed - the interface is simple and intuitive, and the spaced repetition system works much better to prevent getting overwhelmed with reviews as you get deeper into the sentence packs. The developer, Chris, was super helpful in answering some questions I had about importing my Jalup progress and getting me switched over from the legacy app. I am currently using this Lessons app for kana and sentence packs in combination with Nihongo Pro for Kanji / Vocab. Great combo, and it helps that the card interface is the same with the simple swipe gestures in both app. I highly recommend you give these apps a trial run to see if they suit your learning style and goals!

TenaciousD19800 ,

Thank you for preserving such awesome content

As someone new to the Jalup community, I am thrilled and relieved that you not only saved such incredible content from the possibility of abandonment, but improved on the app presentation! Thank you! I’ve already paid for the full package in the app, and I’m loving the quality and experience. Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us in the future.

Developer Response ,

I'm so glad you like the app! I've got lots of good stuff planned, so stay tuned 😄

Shawnlf ,

Fantastic app with great potential

So far I’ve enjoyed using the app. Quality content with quality audio.

I have two requests for improving my experience. I wish there was a way to automatically play audio when flipping the card. I use the front to quiz my pronunciation and understanding and would like to automatically hear the audio upon flipping the card. Often, I have long car rides. I’d like to play the cards while driving to maximize my studying time.

Developer Response ,

Just released an update adding the ability to control when the audio is played! 😄 Car-mode is still on my backlog, but it's a great idea.

App Privacy

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

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

  • Purchases
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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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