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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

aaaannngell
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I love this way too much. This is so helpful! I appreciate that it’s actually something to teach you, everything else that I use for some reason punishes you for getting something wrong or tries to limit your learning. Thank you to the developers of this app.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
December 01, 2020
Callmahkitty
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By far the BEST Japanese app i've ever used. super helpful
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 29, 2020
Boogiefish
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This more-than-just-a-dictionary app is more than just helpful. I’ve been learning Japanese with the Duolingo smartphone app, and I keep returning here for additional help exploring meanings behind words, as well as new, mystery words (kanji and hiragana) that get thrown my way. Doesn’t hurt to get a leg up that will help you remember something in the future. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼❤️
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 29, 2020
Alan Herrera Rubio
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Great dictionary app
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 28, 2020
Locked910!
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It has a writing feature for kanji and there are no adds!!!! Nufsaid.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 25, 2020
Susurros del Patrimonio Isabel García
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Gracias es de gran ayuda ojalá lo hubiera en español
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 20, 2020
Daniel Eugene
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This App has been an amazing tool to help ne with Vocabulary and stroke Order. Once next quarter begins I'm going to take Japanese to work on grammar so i can connect everything together.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 20, 2020
Entherton Oficial
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Fantastic and outstanding!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 19, 2020
ホーゲンマイケル
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このアプリは学校でも、日本に引っ越してきた時のリアルな生活でもかなり助けになりました。このアプリは、単語や漢字を勉強しようとしている人や、その場で単語を保存する方法を探している人に、心を込めてお勧めします。私のお気に入りの機能は、保存したリストを勉強するオプションです。試験や面接の前に何度も保存しています。頑張ってください。
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 18, 2020
Michael Trew
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Fab as ever
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 16, 2020
Gaeaphile
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What's not to like? This dictionary and study app works fine, even when offline. It recognizes input through a wide variety of methods. You can set up personal spaced-repetition drills. Features, too many to list, include definitions, stroke order animations, examples in context (which you can follow up and study in detail) and the app even breaks down many complex characters into their component kanji, including content from the awesome Outlier dictionary project. Some entries do lack pieces of information (such as no example texts, or missing kanji components) and I've seen a few typos in English translations, but I can't deduct a whole star when the app is so powerful and practical still. There is also a "suggest edits" feature, so I hope this superb app may improve still further.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 15, 2020
uhh idk what nickname but okay
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This is my life saver, I use these it I don’t know a Japanese word and it tells you the romaji and the hirigana or katakana then the kanji if it comes with it! You can also study the words too! This is so useful and if you don’t have this app your missing out too much
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 12, 2020
A V
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The best en/jp resource for over a decade
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 11, 2020
Midi kun
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It's really helpful app
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 09, 2020
DangerBucket
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If you’re studying Japanese, you NEED this app. Much more helpful for individual words than google translate, it has literally everything. It’s perfect.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 08, 2020
joemclarke14
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Great application for showing the pronunciation of kanji in katakana and hiragana forms. Uses multiple sources for translation so you know it’s accurate! Thank you!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 07, 2020
AsaKitsune
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I’ve been using this app for some time, and it is my go-to app for looking up terms/kanji in Japanese or for studying flash cards. There are many many useful features, from easy ways to study, finding terms from different vocabulary classifications, parts or speech, JLPT level, Kanji Kentei level, the list goes on and on. I highly recommend this for any Japanese language learner, whether you’re learning it casually or are serious about working/living/studying in Japan, this is the most useful app there is for Japanese. The value is incredible here and I want to say thank you to the developers for keeping it free.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 06, 2020
Bruce Macaulay
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absolutely fantastic as a dictionary app and no ads!!!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 04, 2020
Fernanda Del Valle
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El mejor diccionario que he probado. Tiene muchos ejemplos de uso, y aunque el diseño para IOS es mejor que para android (los trazos de los kanji están confusos, se ven mal), aún pienso que es muy útil. Me reservo la quinta estrella para cuándo regrese la función de buscar un kanji a mano alzada, creo que era una característica diferenciadora.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 04, 2020
CommanderMulligan
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This is a super useful app w/ tons of helpful features that really help when studying Japanese.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 03, 2020

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