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Ready to learn Japanese? Meet your personal sensei-in-a-box.

Human Japanese presents the Japanese language from square one in a warm, engaging tone. Going much deeper than the canned phrases and vocab of other products, it approaches the language in an integrated way, with discussion, recordings, animations, illustrations, photos, reviews, and more.

The core promise of Human Japanese is to show you how everything works and never to expect you to magically know things that we haven’t yet taught you. This makes your journey into Japanese a joy, as each new piece that falls into place makes sense and every new example sentence is comprehensible.

Key concepts are explained with warmth and humor, drawing you into the nuts-and-bolts that you need to understand Japanese while keeping things down-to-earth and engaging. Our goal is to lead you from one “light bulb moment” to the next so that you stay energized and excited about the language.

Human Japanese contains:

* More than 500 pages of interactive content

* Animations of every hiragana and katakana character

* Over 1800 recordings of vocabulary words and phrases spoken by native speakers

* More than 800 example sentences

* Ingredients(TM) example sentence breakdowns on every example sentence for total clarity

* Interactive games and review quizzes that keep track of your response history to help focus on trouble spots

* Dozens of photos and cultural notes to connect your Japanese to real life

* And much more!

Human Japanese will impress you with its warmth, beauty, and wit. Download it today and start your journey!

What's New

Version 3.1.1

- Misc content updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

377 Ratings

377 Ratings

Really wonderful for a returning student


I took Japanese in college (10 years ago), but had to let it drop after I graduated. At that point, I knew all the kana, some kanji, and could hold basic conversations; my skills went downhill considerably after that. Since then, I've been looking for something to refresh what I knew and put me on the path to learning more: after a few false starts, this turned out to be that app. The lessons proceed at a quick pace, but with plenty of opportunity to stop and practice, or to go back and refresh topics or vocabulary. The kana matching game is surprisingly helpful for keeping in practice. The cultural notes and explanations are top-notch. I've moved on to the next app (and am really hoping to eventually see an Advanced level 3)

I started over pretty much from the beginning, despite many chapters of things that I still could handle from my decade-old lessons. It felt a little slow, but the culture notes were nice, and I ran across the occasional vocabulary I didn't remember, and after a dozen or so chapters I was feeling challenged.

What this app won't do is teach you to speak the language out loud with any kind of real proficiency. Yeah, you can and should practice your pronunciations as you go, but without the ability to have it listen and correct you (which is beyond every other app I've seen, too) you'll need to seek out real Japanese speakers to practice. That's not a bad thing at all, in my opinion.

Best App Around


One thing I love about this app is you can learn at your own pace. I've bought this app a while ago, probably 09' or 10'. I briefly read through the first few chapters. I didn't really hook as I didn't have the sort of ambition you need to start to learn a new language. Then I've made some friends that speak Japanese. Finally, I had a reason to learn this language. So, I've picked it up again back in 13'. It's been over a year now, with countless hours. I enjoy reading this app as it is engaging and just fun to read. Kinda like talking to a friend with the same interest in you. I made sure I understood every sentence in this book, and thankfully, I've learned many other things outside this app through talking to my friends. It really encourages you to share what you've learned in the real world. Now, I think it is safe to say I can start the intermediate version. Who knows how long that will take. But as long as it remains fun, I can read this software forever. Get this app! If you really want to learn Japanese. Just know, you can learn any language you want, just like the language you were born into.

Not far from godly

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This program has made learning Japanese a fairly easy and enjoyable task! I took an interest in learning the language, and had been self teaching online from various websites. It was hard that way, and I never knew how much progress I was making. Now I get feedback, and can trust that what I'm learning is correct. There is audio of every word you learn, making it easy to know what the words sound like. There are cultural notes, experience points, organized chapters, and easy lessons. Now, I'm doing great! I am fourteen years old, but this program seems good for all ages. The lessons are clear, and go in an order that makes sense. It's inexpensive compared to many programs, but the contents are the best I have seen so far. The demo to this app was even better than the demo of Rosetta Stone, so it's really a great deal! I think you should check out this app, and know that once you try the free version, you will want to purchase it!


Brak Software, Inc.
91.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2014 Brak Software Inc.


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