Japanese LS Touch is a program for iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad for learning japanese vocables. It combines a comprehensive japanese dictionary with a topnotch vocable trainer. The vocable trainer utilizes the unique touch interface to intuitively teach you how to draw the Kanji/Kana of the japanese words by displaying strokeorder guidelines. But that's just one of the many features helping you in learning japanese vocables.

- 145.000 japanese vocables
- all vocables have readings (if word contains kanji) and english translations
- 75.000 vocables have german translations and 14.800 vocables have french translations
- possibilty to import your own translations for the vocables
- default vocabulary sets (JLPT Level 1 - 5 and all level in one set)
- possibilty to create custom vocabulary sets within the program
- possiblity to import your own custom vocabulary sets (of vocables in the programs database)
- sample sentences availabe for 27.800 vocables (90% of the JLPT Level 1-5 set‘s vocables have sample sentences)
- Strokeorder guidelines for all kanji used in all the program‘s vocables
- numerous ways to select the vocables you want to train:
- All vocables of the current set
- custom selection (vocables selected via browser)
- Range of vocables (e.g. vocable 40 till vocable 60)
- Vocable Reader reads vocable and translation [In-App purchase]

- 7 Testtypes:
- Vocable --> Translation
- Translation --> Vocable
- Vocable --> Reading
- Reading --> Vocable
- Word --> missing Character
- Sentence --> missing Word
- Audio -> Meaning [In-App purchase]
- 2 Testmodes:
- Direct Input (drawing or keyboard)
- Multiple Choice

- list of all vocables in the current vocabulary set or all vocables of the program‘s database
- search for a specific vocably by translation, reading or the japanese word itself
- display details of a specific vocable
- select specific vocables for a custom selection you want to train

- Import your own custom vocabulary set (e.g. if you want to train only the vocables of lesson x of your textbook)
- Import your own translations for the vocables (e.g. if you learn by certain translation that differs from the default translation in the program or if the translation for your language is missing)
- Backup & Sync between devices via Dropbox
- Learning with the Leitner system (SRS)
- Practice mode (for learning how to draw the japanese characters of the vocable)
- User Interface fully localized in English, French and German

for more information/videos/screenshots/handbook:

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If you find a bug in the software please send me an email [jan(a)] with as many information as possible so I can try to reproduce and fix it:
- device & firmware
- what did you do step by step
- settings (current set, test mode, Leitner actice...)
- does it happen always/sometime/once

Japanese LS Touch uses the KANJIDIC & JMDICT 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. (
The sample sentences in this application are form the Tanaka Corpus. (
The french & german translations of the sample sentences are from the Tatoeba Project (

What’s New

Version 2.4

- minor Bugfixes
- iOS 10 Adjustments

Ratings and Reviews

Thrashre ,

Very Strong App

The bad reviews people give apps is hilarious to me (although obviously not to the developers). Do these people really think they can go buy books that give you 1/10 the information you get here, plus the fact that there is no interactivity with books, and get said book(s) for like $5? Please. There are no perfect apps, everyone looks for certain things, but come on, just because a few of the things you want to see aren't included, doesn't mean that this isn't still a very, very good learning resource.

Personally, for the example sentences, I would love to see all parts be selectable. So I can break down different parts, and get the fullest definition as well as see how multiple kanji phrases fit together as part of the larger context. This would be awesome for me (I've seen this available in Japanese by codefromtokyo). But just because this feature isn't available here yet (hint hint, wink wink), doesn't mean that this isn't still a very, very good app; because it is.

If you think you can buy a book that offers what this app does, testing you and giving you the results, showing you how to draw each kanji, and then testing the same with immediate feedback, giving you flashcards used in a spaced repetition format, etc., then good luck. Let me know how that works out for you.

Ally888888 ,

Needs verbs!

I would return it if I could. I was really surprised and disappointed that the entries do not include verbs! I need to study verbs just as badly as I need to study nouns and adjectives so leaving them out is a huge omission. Conjugated forms would not be necessary, but please at least add the dictionary forms. Had I known verbs were not included I definitely would've purchased the cheaper Kanji LS instead... I am still considering purchasing it, but I'm put-off after spending so much on this program.

The best aspect of this program is definitely the writing input that enables you to check your handwriting and stroke count. I will continue to use it for studying vocabulary (which is misspelled as "vocablulary" on the menu, by the way...) and practicing kanji. The user interface is simple but effective. The option to upload your own vocabulary lists is extremely convenient and should be implemented in all the Japanese language programs! Hopefully the creator will update soon so that it is more practical for studying. Until then I cannot recommend purchasing it.


Jan Bogner
95.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jan Bogner
In-App Purchases
  1. Japanese Voice (TTS) Free


  • Family Sharing

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

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