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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

Alexinhk888
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Can’t say enough good things about this app. Amazing. Great job, super useful. Developers - watch out for overloading the program when drawing a vertical line as the first stroke of a character. Please keep up the updates!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 15, 2018
Jarvis-AI
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Im anime lover so I going to learn Japanese I downloaded this app It’s great Useful Complete Need some work to be better in grammar No advertising this is most important factor It’s simple design and great White background with deep black font Great app
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 13, 2018
Benz Om
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Awesome app! Thank you! The only question that i have for you is why can t i write in japanese in the search. If i copy/paste it works. If i write in romaji it works. But my keyboard is in japanese i can t have the suggestions
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 13, 2018
Amal Raj
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Thank you for the great job.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 13, 2018
Hridoy Khan
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thanks a lot for this useful app ...
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September 13, 2018
girl#1
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I live in Tokyo and use this app almost daily. I mostly use for searching kanji that I don’t recognize, or unfamiliar vocabulary. I am terrible at writing kanji properly but it usually manages to recognize what I’m trying to draw. Any word I have ever needed is on here, no matter how obscure, and the example sentences are really helpful. Invaluable, thank you so much ♡
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 09, 2018
longtimeTM
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I’ve been using this app for a number of years. The sample sentences are really helpful to understand the nuances of Japanese words, especially as you vocabulary become more advanced. I like the ability to look up words by romaji, by hen and by writing though you have to get the stroke order right. I also like to compile words on lists. Great app.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 08, 2018
いざり
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I really don’t know what to say, this app has about everything you will need to learn Japanese kanji, phrases, etc. It’s like Anki but free
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 06, 2018
alexandra bäckström
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Use it everyday! Very useful for conjugating verbs, understanding kanji components and testing yourself with flashcards 👍
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 06, 2018
אוראל טל
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Really like the app. I liked the random words floating around - this way I choose those I find useful and add them to a list. Great application!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 03, 2018
mojoworker
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so many facets. from simple dictionary lookups to stroke order to lists with flashcard review. audio and example sentences. unbeatable. hands down my favorite japanese app of all.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 02, 2018
Blandine Ranque
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it's a very useful and complete app. I used to have it with Apple and I loved it. But now I have the android version that keeps on bugging and doesn't have options like: finding a Kanji by tracing it or adding Kanji to a list from the list itself...
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 02, 2018
ジョナタン
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パーフェクト!!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
September 01, 2018
A Google user
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Great dictionary with amazing resources for self learners. Examples, related words and phrases (expressions even!) for every single search result. The only thing is that this app takes SO much space to run. Even after downloading it from the app store, there are additional downloads that my phone just can't spare the space. Expect an obondance of features with this app.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 31, 2018
Ho in 'kaido
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This is my favorite app for learning Japanese. Don’t just use google translate. This app will actually teach you, so that you can learn the language and the deeper meanings of the words and characters. I’m impressed because I have not seen a single ad or been told that I have to unlock any features by paying money. This app is both free AND good!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 30, 2018
Vawensa Adipratama
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Easy to use
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 29, 2018
RBD Burlingame
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Downloaded because of Ako sensei recommendation. Really like it. A few things would be good if they update. Like H always gets suggested ecchi
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 28, 2018
Mistré Raphaël
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Great app. Still few features missing (online backup and ability to import/export word lists). Nice interface. Add are not intrusive. Great work thank you!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 25, 2018
Rakesh Timsina
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Good app!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 23, 2018
John sdfgr
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This app is one of the best for learning Japanese! While I am studying Japanese I use 2 tools for translating; Google and this app. Both are free but this app is usually far better than Google. It has so many different uses also. Searching from English to Japanese and from Japanese to English. Also you can draw any Kanji you see. Even though Google is catching up with the drawing aspect it still lacks multiple translations and Google doesn't show sample sentences. It also has quizes using the words you have recently looked up or saved to a list. I really can't say enough about how much this app has helped me as I learn Japanese.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
August 19, 2018

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