語語Navi is a Japanese to English, English to Japanese Dictionary, that features:
• FAST, OFFLINE SEARCH - no Internet connection necessary!
• LARGE DATABASE - over 150,000 entries from the EDICT project.
• EXAMPLE SENTENCES - over 100,000 sentences in English and Japanese
• INTERACTIVE TEXT - tap on any word or kanji to look it up immediately.
• INCREMENTAL SEARCH - the results are updated as you type.
• CUSTOMIZABLE FAVORITES - create categories for your favorites to organize your bookmarked words.
• PRONUNCIATION EXAMPLES - tap on the pronunciation of an english word to see examples of all symbols used (IPA Notation).
• HISTORY - access any of the last 50 words that where looked up with one tap.
• Search by Kanji, kana or english translation.
• Intelligent result ranking showing most important words at the top.
• iCLOUD SYNC - your word lists will be automatically synchronized between all your devices.
HINT: Enable the chinese handwriting keyboard under preferences (general-international-keyboards) to input kanji that you do not know the reading of.
NOTE: Romaji input of Japanese words is not supported.
gogoNavi includes contents from
The EDICT dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. See http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/edict.html and http://www.edrdg.org/
CMUdict 0.7 Copyright (C) 1993-2008 Carnegie Mellon University. All rights reserved.
TATOEBA project, http://tatoeba.org, the data is being used under the Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 license.
• Optimised for iPhone X
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Ratings and Reviews
I like this app a lot. Yes, it uses the same dictionary as JDict (EDict), but I think overall the results it returns is cleaner than JDict's. For now I'm going to keep both apps on my iPod and thoroughly test them both. Some things to keep in mind...
1) If you are like the reviewer who unfairly gave this one star because he needs to be constantly reminded of what the word for "go" is, then this app is not for you.
2) This app does not support Romaji input (JDict actually supports input and can display in Romaji) Most JE people can usually read Kana, but if you can't JDict may be a better choice.
It's really cool to be able to write kanji into the pad. This is really useful when you need something written on a sign or something to be translated. (JDict does this too, but it doesn't seem to parse into groupings as well.)
Finally, I would love to see a more robust dictionary in future versions (so we can find the word "go" if we're too drunk or stupid to remember). I would also like to see the incorporation of a reader that utilizes the camera on iphone to translate kanji. Most Japanese phones already do this.
[PS] Note to Apple: Kanji is not Traditional Chinese, or Simplified Chinese. Please include Kanji handwriting in the Japanese keyboard section. Certain Kanji have moved away from their original Chinese form. Plus, are you even selling iPhone in China yet?
"OK" Application, could be improved
To be honest, when I first started using this application I was thrilled to find a Japanese-English dictionary that accomplished my basic needs. Unfortunately it has several issues that make it not nearly as ideal as the FREE "Kotoba!" dictionary. Notably, there is no way to zoom in on Kanji - meaning for especially tiny Kanji - example 鬱 - うつ - "utsu" - look like a tiny black smudge. This is incredibly irritating as it makes it impossible to distinguish the Kanji.
"Kotoba!" - FREE application - while isn't perfect, has a much more thorough definition, reading (of both Hiragana and Kanji) is much more legible and easy to read, and even includes Romaji. Another feature is a stroke order, with moving image for many of the more common Kanji.
Considering this "gogoNavi" is a paid application, I expect better support, and frankly better features than a free program. The one small redeeming quality is that you can save a favorites list of words and it has a history of recently searched words... these two features are the only reasons I still on the rare occasion use this dictionary over the free "Kotoba!".
Great early 和英-英和 app for iPhone
I was quite hesitant as to if I should buy this app or wait for the next EDICT app to come out. I ended up purchasing this app.
There was one error which I experienced such as when I looked up a word, the output displayed the same exact entry twice. This should be a simple fix. I like the interface,readability and output relativity. It is very easy on the eyes. Of course it doesn't measure up to the DS楽引辞典, but if you don't want to carry around a DS, this referance app is your best bet.
A few things that I would love to see in future updates are:
Ability to zoom in on kanji characters
Kanji stroke order/count
A user dictionary
and JLPT lists
Overall great app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.