Deepen your knowledge of the language with A Dictionary of Japanese Proverbs. Each entry includes detailed background information along with the English translations.

Proverbs are the heart of any language, offering profound insight into the character of a people, its experiences, and the beliefs and values it holds dear. This new dictionary offers the most comprehensive compilation and English translation of those proverbs that so enrich the Japanese language but fail to find their way into conventional dictionaries. A companion to the author’s comprehensive Dictionary of Japanese Idioms, it presents over 1,200 entries, including many hundreds of proverbs that have never been presented and explained in English before. Explanations are given in succinct and lucid prose, and English equivalents are given whenever applicable. Each entry furthermore contains a literal translation to help bring out the nuances of the Japanese original, and where necessary, explanatory notes on grammar and historical background help deepen the reader’s understanding of a proverb’s meaning and context. Extensive cross-referencing lets the user immediately find synonyms, antonyms and related proverbs, while furigana (as well as optional audio) allows even beginners to read and use the proverbs immediately.

FEATURES include:
- Search-as-you-type in English and Japanese
- Spell-checking in English and romaji
- Bookmark, annotate and share entries
- Jump to other apps and web dictionaries
- Portrait & landscape modes
- Split view/slide over multitasking
- Night mode (dark mode)
- Spotlight search
- Today Widget
- Optional high-quality audio

Based on “A Dictionary of Japanese Proverbs” by William de Lange, Floating World Editions.

This app uses material from the JMDICT Japanese dictionary file. This file belongs to the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and is used according to the Group's licence.

What's New

Version 3.7

- UI improvements


sazanami software
25.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
© sazanami software
In-App Purchases
  1. iSpeech® Module $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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