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Kana (Japanese Hiragana & Katakana)

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Description

Fun game to learn and speed up your hiragana and katakana reading.

Kana is a great game for:
- Manga readers
- Japanese Students
= Tourists heading to Japan
- Children and family members of mixed Japanese families.

Includes 12 levels to take you through from the basic vowels, to the more advanced katakana and hiragana.

The game learns about your knowledge as you play. It won't repeat kana you've shown you know, and will focus on kana you have difficulty with.

A chart is shown which shows you which kana you have learnt, and which you are having problems with. This helps you fine tune your study the more you play.

Two play modes:

- Classic, start at level 1, and proceed through the levels as you learn each one. This is good for people new to Hiragana and Katakana, and are still learning.

- Practise all levels at once. This is good for people who are mostly familiar with hiragana and/or katakana, and want to practise with all kana without going through the levels.


The game auto saves when you exit.

What's New in Version 1.2

Added a second play mode. You can now play:

- Classic, start at level 1, and proceed through the levels as you learn each one. This is good for people new to Hiragana and Katakana, and are still learning.

- Practise all levels at once. This is good for people who are mostly familiar with hiragana and/or katakana, and want to practise with all kana without going through the levels.

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Customer Reviews

Good, could be better

Like many have side this little app has a lot of potential. Its fun and entertaining. However just a few more features and it would be perfect. One awesome addition could be selecting which kana you are having a hard time with, allowing you to become more familiar with them in less time. Then I could select, say....five kana and have it just let me go over them and when I'm done go back to the main game. Thats the biggest feature I would like to see. One other irritation is the save game doesn't seem to work. When I goto continue I am taken to a screen that is frozen and I can do nothing but exit out. Other than those few things I would saw get the app. Perhaps the developer will read these and make the approiate changes.

great little app

A great app for quickly learning katakana and hiragana strokes. It starts off easy and gradually gets trickier. A

few suggestions to make it even better

* introduce tenten characters a bit later
* Add a chart where you can view all the characters on screen at once -not viewable during a game though to stop cheating :-)
* Add iPhone 4 hi-res graphics
* Saves scores and dates with it so you can track progress
* bug- there's an 'empty' button on Chart screen that looks like it should say back (I'm running iOS 4.1)

Love it

Simple, fun and smart indeed. And very modern (not "scrolls of the samurai," like so many others are styled) Japanese looking, which I really like. Wish they had other background options for fun, but since the goal is to learn and move on, possibly not important. Yes, wish I could focus on certain sets, to save time, but what the heck. Great, just-right app, 5 stars.

Kana (Japanese Hiragana & Katakana)
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: May 03, 2009
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 1.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: tim haines

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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