TenguGo Kana Hiragana Katakana 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Hiragana and Katakana are the alphabets used in the Japanese language. This app has everything you need to learn to read and write the Kana (Hiragana and Katakana). Organized in easy to learn chapters with quizzes and flashcards for review. Progressively learn the Kana as well as their history and usage.

* Complete coverage of all Hiragana and Katakana
* Integrated lessons, charts, quizzes and flashcards
* Audio examples for each kana
* Stroke diagram for each kana
* Animated stroke diagram for each kana
* Test your knowledge of kana 5 different ways
* Tracks your progress

What’s New

Version 4.6.460

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Support for newer iOS and iPhone versions
Improved UI

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

wahootrash ,

The best Kana app.

This app is wonderful, not only is it free it's a very fast and very efficient and effective way to learn Kana. I explore you to try this app; it is great.

Silvrwood ,

Best Japanese Kana App

A few of the things I like about this app are that it teaches all of the hiragana and katakana kanas instead of just a subset like other free apps. It provides a helpful and interesting background on the development of the kanas as well. The quizzes are nicely randomized and all the more helpful because each one includes material from the previous lesson so one can be sure one can identify a character from all characters rather than easily guessing from just the 5 most recent. The app also tests audibly, visually from Japanese to English, and visually from English to Japanese so one learns to fully utilize the kana. I also appreciate the tutorials on the stroke order for each character. Finally, I love that this app is still compatible with old devices like mine.

One additional feature I would love would be quizzes for just the characters that are similar, like ho, ma, and mo; ne, re, and wa; and nu and me. I can guess those when my choices include other characters that don't look similar, but I would really be forced to remember them if I had to pick from similar-looking characters.

Bogatyr-san ,

Best for learning kana quickly

I tried other free kana learning apps but was always disappointed. This app groups the presentation of the kana by consonant, and the quizzes cover progressively more of the full table as you go, reinforcing both new kana and previously-learned kana at the same time. The quizzes test audio recognition, reading-to-kana, and kana-to-reading, as well as recognizing kana within words. With this app I was able to learn the entire basic hiragana table in a single evening. The flashcard-like quizzes move quickly enough without extraneous sounds or animations to drill yourself quickly. I am very pleased with this app and happily sent a donation. It is easy to quickly move between quizzes to focus on the kana you want to.

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