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Japanese is an extraordinarily impressive English to Japanese / Japanese to English dictionary. With an extensive dictionary database, flashcards, many ways of looking up kanji, and more, this app delivers everything one could want from a dictionary app.

What's New

• Now updated for iPhone 6 and iOS 8
• 1164 new and 6447 updated entries
• Import lists from imiwa? and Midori via AirDrop
• Bug fixes

Please note: The next version of Japanese is going to require iOS 8.

App Description

This Japanese/English dictionary is massive, yet easily fits inside your iPhone or iPad. Contains more than 174,650 entries and 52,000 examples, as well as stroke order animations for kanji and kana. Japanese works completely offline, an internet connection is not required. Updates are free.

SEARCH
・Extremely fast startup and search
・Search either English-Japanese or Japanese-English
・Results are sorted by relevance. The best match appears at the top, so you can reach the right word quickly
・Begins-with ("free" to find "freely"), exact match ("free") or ends-in search ("free" to find "carefree")
・Enter Japanese words in the Latin alphabet
・Entering conjugated forms (ex. 食べます tabemasu) will find the proper dictionary entry (食べる taberu)
・Enter a number to see its Japanese pronunciation

INPUT
Enter unknown characters in different ways:
・Draw using the built-in Handwriting Recognition
・Input components (for example 日 + 月 will find 明)
・Input SKIP code (for example Left-4 Right-9 will find 福)

COMPREHENSIVE
・Free and regular updates
・Example sentences include reading hints
・All pronunciations can be shown in the latin alphabet (romaji)
・Conjugations of verbs, adjectives and counters
・Compounds (引く hiku is contained in 引き出す hikidasu, 注意を引く chūi-wo-hiku, …)
・Similar looking characters (人 入 八 …)
・Kanji by radical or school year
・Hiragana/Katakana chart

WORK WITH IT
・Mark headwords with different colors
・Create your own vocabulary lists
・Exchange lists with friends and classmates
・Add notes to dictionary entries

STUDY
・Integrated SRS flashcard learning system
・Use nearly any list as a source for flashcards
・Prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
・Study kanji by radical or school year

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

November 01, 2014 Price Decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
November 01, 2014 New version 3.4
May 24, 2014 New version 3.3
January 25, 2014 Price Decrease: $9.99 -> $7.99
January 25, 2014 New version 3.2.3
November 30, 2013 Price Decrease: $7.99 -> FREE!
September 15, 2008 Initial Release