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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

brinhai
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Best dictionary I’ve come across in 20yrs of Japanese study. And in true Japanese style it’s all fully available and all free of charge to encourage experiencing the country and it’s wonderful people.
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February 17, 2019
Isaac Davanzo
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This app has been on my phone for a while and I use it a lot to help me learn new words as understand new concepts. The app is designed amazingly and has everything I could possibly need: animated stroke order, common combinations, context sentences, and of course your basic things. I’m very happy with this and I can usually spend a good amount of time on here just collecting new info. Thank you so much to the developers!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 17, 2019
Demmy556
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This is the best Japanese app. But I wish I could select and look up the words in the example sentences.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 15, 2019
A Google user
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Has the permission. I tried to download the apk file from A clone website and it can be installed, however After run it, it says "download the expansion file from playstore" but no progress at all
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February 13, 2019
Riley Sitzman
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While this wont help you learn japanese on its own, it is a great dictionary for anyone curious about the language.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 12, 2019
Morgan F.
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since the most recent update, its absolutely worth getting and is very useful.
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February 12, 2019
Jeff McGuigan
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A recent update fixed app crashing. This app has a depth of vocabulary and study aides and allows you to search by word or character. The dictionary could be more steel if it provided which words are not common in contemporary japanese speech
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 12, 2019
Endless Nova
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Best English-Japanese dictionary I've ever used. Extremely convenient, UI is nice and clean, very few bugs and minor when they do come about.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 12, 2019
A Google user
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when I tried to install it In my android phone, it failed when downloading to 92%, with error code 190. The installation was cancelled. Could you please tell me How to fix it and install it successfully? Update: Still cannot be installed. After downloading to 100% error message poped "cannot be downloaded. error code 190".
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 12, 2019
Cyprien Hoelzl
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Works like a charm. Only downside: the app crashes sometimes when opening after longer time.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 10, 2019
Cristobal de Galarreta
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Perfect app, been using it for over two years now and finally rated it. It has helped me a lot while studying and still does. the one thing that most dictionarys don't have is adverbial frases or uses of the language, and it would be awseome to see more added sometime in the future. 100% recomended for anyone in need of a jap dictionary.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 09, 2019
Sean Bell
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Really good for learbing and searching vocabulary. Best Japanese dictionary on the PlayStore!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 08, 2019
A Google user
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素敵
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February 07, 2019
Ein Google-Nutzer
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....die beste App auf diesem Gebiet, die ich kenne. 4 Sterne!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 07, 2019
Kevin Leung
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Just found a bug when I search for word ある, the conjugation lists are all blank.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 07, 2019
Peco Ping Pong
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It’s cleanly designed and has everything from vocabulary study to stroke order. Couldn’t ask for anything better.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 05, 2019
briansilva
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I use other apps to practice Japanese and learn grammar, but this app is my go-to for references, examples, and diving in deeper to what I come across elsewhere or in conversation. Every entry has an enormous amount of info, and there are endless example sentences ranging from simple to quite complex, which I find very useful. The organization tools are fantastic as well — nested, organised bookmarks, and categorisation by JLPT level are just two awesome features. Very highly recommended for anyone learning Japanese!
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 03, 2019
Neko_Kazoku
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Perfect layout, perfect design. Does everything you need.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 02, 2019
Ryan Omor
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Just came back from Japan and bought a book while I was there. I decided to try and learn Japanese by reading it but it turned out to be very difficult to look up kanji without having the furigana written besides it. This app makes finding kanji easy and convenient. I also love the examples of common words each kanji is a part of. It also categorizes Japanese into different lists like Japanese words used for architecture, art, science, etc. Not to mention it has a list of words for the NJLPT levels. I’m truly amazed by the breadth and depth of Japanese this app has.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 02, 2019
waltkidney
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Saw this on AbroadinJapan, and it has everything you could ever need in a single app. 3 ways to find Kanji. A flashcard system thats not too complicated. Dozens of lists that you can study from. It can be a bit overwhelming since some lists have around 300 words or more. But you can make your own lists with enough patience. The write-in kanji works fairly well considering my poorly drawn version although it takes a couple tries to get right but so far, it’s the best one I’ve used. If you want to learn new vocabulary or just look up unfamiliar words, this is a must-have.
Four of five stars Five of five stars
February 02, 2019

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