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Below are answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by Japanese users. If you don't find the answer to your question, feel free to send us an email.


How does Japanese’s flashcard system work?

Japanese’s flashcard system is based on Anki’s spaced repetition learning system (SRS). However the system has been reengineered to make it more appropriate for learners of the Japanese language.

Over time, learned cards become mastered and appear less frequently. Difficult cards appear more frequently, giving you maximum exposure to the cards you find the trickiest. It’s learning made easy.

To study a list, go to the list tab menu and then enter the list you want to study. Tap the "•••" icon in the right hand corner of the screen and then select “Study”. The app will now enter study mode.

How do I turn on/off romaji in the app?

Anywhere you see a reading in the app, written in furigana you can display romaji. To do this, simply tap and hold on the reading and the “Show Romaji” option will appear. Tap this and romaji will appear in the place of the furigana. Tap and hold on the romaji to switch romaji off and re-enable the furigana.

How do I make a list from words I want to study?

Making lists couldn’t be easier. When you find a word that you want to add to a list, simply tap the folder icon in the top right corner. You can then add the word to an existing list, or tap the “New List” button to create a new list.

You can also create new lists directly under the “Lists” tab in the App’s main menu. From this screen you can also edit, copy and delete existing lists or use the "•••" icon to share lists and enter study mode.

What are the system requirements for iOS?

Japanese 4.0 runs on all iOS 10.3 supported Apple Devices. An internet connection is not required. All content is available offline.

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