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Japanese is the ultimate study companion for any Japanese learner. Discover the language, learn the grammar & master it with flashcards.

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Lost in translation?
Not anymore.

Japanese is the ultimate study companion for any Japanese learner. Discover the language, learn the grammar and master it with flashcards.

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Rewritten from the ground up. Now better than ever.

Rewritten from the ground up.
Now better than ever.

With Japanese, learning the Japanese language couldn't be easier. Japanese is truly comprehensive, giving you the tools you need to master the language.

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Handwriting Recognition

Draw any kanji or kana with handwriting recognition and Japanese will decipher and display the most likely character.

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Memorize Lists

Save your favorite words, your daily go-tos and those tricky ones you can't help but forget in easily manageable lists.

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Flashcards in Japanese
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Study Flashcards

Create and customise flashcard lists, and then practice them until mastered with Japanese’s new and improved flashcard system.

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And much, much more…

Japanese is packed with all the features you need to get started on your Japanese adventures. Master the language and become a Japanese pro!

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What Our Users Say

Noee20
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Best Japanese Dictionary ever !!! I love it
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 21, 2021
Jia Hung Chua
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People are saying iOS version is better but I'm bluepilled.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 19, 2021
Misslin1998
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I have had a hard time finding an app that I find works for me in studying Japanese. When I first started learning Japanese, one of my biggest problems was that I’d hear new words or phrases being spoken when I was going about my day but before I could write them down, I’d forget them. So then I started carrying around a notebook to study Japanese but carrying it everywhere I went was a hassle and I also needed my phone to check the meaning of new words. This app solved all my problems. You can quickly type in a word in Japanese or in English and find that word as well as words with similar meanings. Making flash cards and being able to study them has built my vocabulary and helped me learn unique words and phrases. Whenever there’s something I want to make note of and go back and study later and search the word on the Japanese app and add it to one of my flash card decks. I use this app so much it’s one of my main apps at the bottom of my IPhone screen. I’ve tried Anki as well but I find this app to be much more straightforward and user friendly. I’d definitely recommend this app as part of your Japanese study arsenal!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 11, 2021
onamataP
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I found and downloaded this App out of interest as a beginner learner of the Japanese language. It’s well above my current level, but an extraordinarily interesting App. Having played around with it for about 20 minutes, I have already learned something useful. This will be really useful when I further my learning and progress. For all of its technical content and ease of use, I am really quite astounded it is free. An utterly superb App which I will begin to use on a more regular basis.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 10, 2021
Smealek
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This app is great for dictionary purposes and also learning purposes (aka flash cards). However, this is what I want to talk about, the flash card feature. This can definitely be improved upon, with more in depth features like better SRS customization, and also sharing! Currently you can only share your saved words, but if you can also share a quick srs flash card to your Mac/PC that would be amazing. Nonetheless great app, I just think the FlashCard feature could be optimized with better customizations features, and also a share feature!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 06, 2021
Micheal Iverson
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The definitions given are excellent
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 05, 2021
cmjdm
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This is my favourite app, out of all apps period. It’s flawless. My family used to host foreign exchange students from Japan and they always had these handheld translators. It was before PDAs and Smartphones were around so to me they were so futuristic. Now that I’m the one learning I totally understand why they were always translating on the go. Like now it’s so easy I give them so much more credit in hindsight as they had it so much harder trying to learn abroad. I’ve been using this app for about a year now and it’s helped me so much with my studies. Turning on the Apple keyboards for Japanese input let’s you step it up a notch and search Japanese words. The app doesn’t do phrases which is a good thing. It’s taught me how to translate things on my own through trial and error which has been the most important part of learning Japanese for me. Once you get used to inputting Japanese characters (either the Kana or Romaji methods). Again this is the best made app I have seen. If anything a MacOS version would be dope. Thank you so much for all the help and the nostalgia of having a handheld English to Japanese dictionary like my old student friends. Maybe one day I will find them again!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 03, 2021
ben ja
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My teacher said "it's a good app". So it is
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 31, 2021
Jigsaw12335789
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This is how utility supposes to be. No ads, no membership. It's just a humble app.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 31, 2021
Jpro.yt
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Best Japanese learning app by far! I love this app so much and ive been learning alot ever since i got it. LOVE IT!!!!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 29, 2021
Calebkun1
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I have never enjoyed an app so much. This is the app that has been on my phone for the longest. Whoever made this is a genius! I love how: - vocabulary scrolls when you are idle in the search bar - vocabulary and Kanji are sorted out into categories such as: JLPT, Kanji Kentei, grade level, common usage, radicals, etc. - the app teaches stroke order (for even kana) - it shows you some obscure Kanji and their readings down to the Nanori - gives detailed descriptions of Kanji (even other ways the can be read or written) - has a lot of cool phrases as well - the flashcard feature is AMAZING!!!! (You can even make and share sets with friends) I just wish that it had more examples sentences. There are a lot of words that just don’t have ANY example sentences. (I know that gathering examples sentences is challenging so I will cut them some slack on that). I also wish that you could create two separate accounts on the app. I would like an account dedicated for studying the Kanji Kentei and a separate account for studying the JLPT. Also maybe even a 3rd account to track all the words that I don’t know! Other than that, this app is the best app in the entire world (in my opinion). It will be on my phone until I am old and gray.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 27, 2021
Dane Tomlinson
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Been using this on and off for years on both iOS and Android. Great little app, I highly recommend it.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 25, 2021
dewdaw1212
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You can find any word spoken in Japanese in this app. Yet Japanese have a very very very Politeness when they speak. So if it is spoken in a negative tone it’s not to be taken lightly. Japanese bow to show one another respect. Don’t look at their feet tho. You will see a foot Or feet.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 21, 2021
GamingWithNathan YNG
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This app has everything from basic kana to idiomatic phrases. The entire Japanese language from a-z (or should I sayあーん).
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 20, 2021
SubwayBeFresh
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App looks beautiful and has everything you need
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 19, 2021
Harsha Kumara Perera
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ごおd
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 19, 2021
Mkempinski
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It’s pretty useful but it could use a few updates. Such as how to write, where to put what type of Japanese writing where, and maybe more verbal actions. Sometimes actually hearing the sentence can really help somebody learn. But other than that it’s extremely useful
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 15, 2021
magaly benavides
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This app is really useful; it provides stroke orders for kanji and gives many example sentences for the words. It gives all definitions and even has a study feature which uses the flash card layout. This app honestly blew me away and is so useful on my journey to learning Japanese. The only thing I have to complain about is the lack of dark mode on settings but that’s hardly a problem tbh. I love this app:)
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 13, 2021
Amairany Torres
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Easy to use
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 10, 2021
Jira Nav
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recommend software for self study
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 05, 2021

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