Learn Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese in these languages:
- English
- Spanish
- German
- French
- Japanese
- Korean

Korean Hangul, Japanese Hiragana or Kanji, or Chinese Mandarin Pinyin made easy! LingoDeer is made for learners from outside of Asia and new to its mysterious and beautiful languages. Learning your favorite Asian language(s) within one app is now a dream come true.

Designed by a team of professional language teachers, the interactive lessons and review exercises will train your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in just 10 minutes a day.

◉ Thorough introductions to Japanese / Korean / Chinese Mandarin alphabet systems that build a solid foundation for successful independent learning

◉ Off the grid? In the sky? No problem! Take learning anywhere with the offline mode for free!

◉ 2,000 most frequently used words and phrases in each course (JLPT N5, TOPIK 1 and HSK 1-3 covered)

◉ Pleasant and authentic recordings from native speakers that are crystal clear

◉ Detailed grammar notes that explain how the language works

◉ Varied and innovative exercise modes that target different skills

◉ Japanese learning is available in Kana, Kanji and Romaji; Korean learning is available in Hangul and romanized letters; Chinese learning is available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Pinyin

◉ Built-in flashcard review system that helps one memorize new words and selectively reinforces skill points

You will need a LingoDeer membership in order to access all courses and features. LingoDeer member offers:
Monthly subscription for $9.99
Three-Month Subscription for $19.99
Annual subscription for $59.99

More information about the subscription:
- The above prices are for U.S. customers. Pricing in other countries may vary, and changes may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 2.2.3

Check out the new summary page at the end of the lesson and the review session. Got feedback? Message us in the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.8K Ratings
9.8K Ratings
I hate flappy bird!😠😡 ,

Amazing! Also, something I’d like to be fixed.

This is hands down the best app I’ve used for learning a different language, Japanese specifically. I could go on and on, it’s just incredible. I tried learning Japanese last summer and failed miserably, nothing I used helped work for me. This summer I tried going back to it, and I used Duolingo at first. It was good, but I wish I had used this app sooner! Someone recommended it to me and I fell in love instantly! It makes it so much fun, and maybe it’s since I’m just passionate about learning the language, but still! It has all these fun lessons and games, and makes everything very interesting. I’ve only used it for Japanese, but from the rest of the reviews, I can see it’s an amazing app all in all, no matter what you want to learn! I highly, HIGHLY recommend this app for anyone wanting to learn a new Asian language! And I want to give a big thanks to the developers! You guys have done an amazing job!

On another note, I’d like to say that there’s something I’ve run into recently that’s kind of bugging me. During the Pop Quizzes, sometimes if I write the answer wrong and try to erase it, the letters will disappear and I can’t finish the answer. Like, if I write “わした” instead of “わたし” and I go to erase “し“ and “た”, one of the two wont go back to my keyboard, so I can’t write it down correctly. I hope you guys look into it because it’s becoming a bit annoying! Thank you! ^_^

Mateo3019 ,

Good App, one problem...

I have been using this app since I got it 16 days ago. I have been using it to learn Japanese. It's all good, but the save feature is TRASH. I wanted to keep learning on my chrome book, so I got the app for it, I tried logging in, and all my progress was GONE. ALL of it. Confused, I went back to my phone to find a solution to this problem. I saw a button that said "Progress Backup" so I clicked that, I thought I was good to go. So I logged out and back in. Still nothing has changed. Getting frustrated, I tried to find something that would load my data. I finally found a button on the settings called "Recover Progress", So I clicked THAT, still nothing. This was getting nowhere, so I clicked "Recover Progress" on both devices, STILL nothing. Then I thought, "Maybe it wouldn't work if I was logged in to my account already". So I signed out of my phone, remembering to save my progress before I did that. Again, nothing changed. I decided to give up on trying it on computer, since it obviously will not cooperate. I signed back in to my phone, and all of my progress was GONE. I was downright MAD. How could such a great app like this have such a terrible save and load system? It's downright TRASH and I HATE IT. I've been trying everything to get my progress back. What should I do? Please help :c

RainyCain ,

Love It But...

I love this app with all my heart. It is so good at teaching me Japanese and this is the only app that has the right teaching style for me. It’s the perfect blend of fun and structured learning, and let alone it is all completely free besides a few in app purchases. This has been helping me study Japanese way better than any book can, however recently this app has been really laggy and hasn’t been responding up to par. My progress bar isn’t loading and progressing at the same speed as I am learning and it just stays empty, my achievements are screwed up (I have been at level 10 for a couple days and still haven’t gotten my achievement for reaching level 10 yet) and usually when achievements do come they are always a day late, I get random achievements every so often like “congrats on reaching 5 hours of study time” even though at the point I was already at 8 hours, and recently my review section has only been including 5 lessons instead of the 10+ I have completed and need to review for. Like I said, this app is the best thing that has come into my life, but I can’t rate it the 5 stars it deserves unless these bugs are fixed. I will still thank all the developers for putting their time and money to make this app for all those who want to learn its selection of languages.


LingoDeer Co., Ltd.
165.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly subscription $8.99
  2. Lifetime membership $59.99
  3. Quarterly subscription $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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