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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

Roorylex
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Honestly I cannot express how thankful I am for the efforts of the developer(s) of this app...it’s unique and very precious because of the VAST dictionary available and the ease of learning which can be through flash cards or saving the word you want, I really appreciate the sincerity that I feel was put into this rare app, not many language learning apps can be this determined about their audience which is why i really respect this exceptional app, I’m not sure why many people are being picky and very critical about little things when they can just enjoy endless opportunities this app offers that other apps do not. thank you so much for making such an incredible, brain-feeding, literally the best and the most useful app ever created for japanese language enthusiasts. I respect you for your hard work, please carry on and best of luck!!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
December 07, 2018
QuantumAnomaly
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This is the most useful study tool for Japanese out there, so look no further! This app has been around for a long time and it's still the best of its kind. The handwriting recognition is really handy, and I love that it will just show you a stream of vocabulary when you open it up. The ability to compile your own vocabulary lists and quiz yourself on those words using flashcards is one of the most powerful features. You can also share the lists you make via email. One thing I'm not happy about is that they removed the ability to search the end of a word or phrase instead of the beginning by flipping the (a...) to (...a) next to the search input field. Before if you wanted to look up 「退化」for example, but only knew the 「化」kanji, you could flip it and search all words ending in 「化」to find it, but now there's no way to do that.
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December 06, 2018
A Google user
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Really useful
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December 05, 2018
Candace12..
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This is literally the most used application on my phone. Awesome options. This is also the first time i write a review for an app. I thank the working team a lot for that nice outcome.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
December 05, 2018
I 1 I KonArtis
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Hiragana and katakana are so essential to learning Japanese. And by far, this app is my favorite way to learn 新しい言葉^_^ 10/10
Four of five stars Five of five stars
December 04, 2018
メイアMeia
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good. really user friendly. Use it since 2015 from ios when it has free promotion
Four of five stars Five of five stars
December 04, 2018
Man for a Reason
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This app is pretty darn amazing I’m not going to lie. I’m going to talk about my favorite feature which is how it explains kanji. There’s a search feature where you can just draw any kanji and it’ll show you how it’s pronounced in hiragana. Also if everything you look up it goes 1 million 1 sample sentences. Download the app. just do it.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
December 02, 2018
coolnalu
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Got everything I wanted to learn Japanese! Instead of simple and short lists for dummies, it’s for serious learners! Great job!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 27, 2018
Constantin Gatej
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Thanks from the bottom of my heart
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November 24, 2018
Shuten Saruba Chababa
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Muy buena
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November 24, 2018
Kevin Leung
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it crashed on my Android phone with version 9. Please fix.
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November 24, 2018
Mattus Saladus
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If you are contemplating purchasing this app please know: IT IS VERY HELPFUL, EFFECTIVE, AND BENEFICIAL. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT FOR LEARNING JAPANESE VOCABULARY. Having said that, there are only two things that bother me: 1) Lexical category in each Definition: This is basically the explaining of whether the term is a noun, particle, transitive verb, and/or etc. SOME definitions DO provide this information (which is AMAZING). However, there are also some that provide no way of knowing the difference between a noun,verb, etc. 2) Context One of the best parts of some vocabulary is how it provides an example of the word/particle/etc. In the context of a complete sentence. However, this is only given in some. About a fourth of them provide no context, which can be confusing especially when the lexical category is not given. Context can mean the difference between "going to work" (as in going to the office) or "going to work" (as in going to participate in the action if working) The app is SUPER helpful. It just needs to work a little on consistency.
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November 24, 2018
Walker P
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Best
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November 20, 2018
honey sulkiya
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Its bit difficult to search a kanji in case of not knowing the kanji reading
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November 20, 2018
Christian Barnes
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Have always used this app as my go-to Japanese dictionary. I just wish it allowed me to keep my lists when I change phones. Otherwise great app.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 20, 2018
A Google user
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長い間このアップを使う。便利だよ
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 18, 2018
Xeldiane
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I wish we could back up the lists. I lost 2 years of list making when changing my phone :(((
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 18, 2018
laservius
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This app has been my go to Japanese dictionary for over 6 years. This is the only one that I have ever used. I started with it on my iPod touch and now have it on my Android phone. It is indispensable for my Japanese vocabulary and kanji learning. My morning routine involves practicing my vocabulary in with the flashcards in the app. The flashcards are a great way to practice and I really like that they use a system so that the flashcard intervals are spaced out. (The cards that I don't know are shown more often.) Plus, it's the ability to back up all of my cards is essential, which I can do on the app. (There is NO way I want to lose my flashcards.) Finally, the support is great. When I had a question, my email quickly responded to, and I was given helpful advice. That's great to know that the support is there when I need it.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 18, 2018
MrNewt
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Best Japanese dictionary I know of.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 16, 2018
Gdub367
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Kanji recognition tool is useful. Overall it has a lot of features to study vocabulary. It gives examples of the word you look up in a sentence. You can tap other words in the sentence to look them up, and retrace your steps back to the word you were looking up. Information about the word is very organized. All official conjugations are listed. Many compounds are listed, when applicable. Highlighting a word is possible. If you can’t decide what word you want to look up, clickable words start scrolling across the search screen from right to left. I don’t use any other apps for Japanese other than Audible.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
November 16, 2018

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