By Ray Price
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Studying for the JLPT exam, or just want to learn more kanji effectively? Then this application is for you.
Practice reading and writing kanji in the context of a collection of over 160,000 sample sentences. Simply tell the application what your JLPT level is, and which kanji you know and which kanji you are studying, and let the application do the rest.
The application will then pick words for you to practice based on the selected kanji and find sample sentences from it's database of over 160,000 sentences that use those words.
The application features two modes of play. One for reading, where you fill in the missing furigana, and one for writing, where you draw in the missing kanji. In writing mode, your kanji will be graded using the unique grading algorithm from our popular Japanese My Way application.
Using a unique color-coding system, it's easy to see what words are inside and outside of your JLPT level, as well as what words you know well, and what words you don't.
The Leitner-based system will also make sure you see more of the words you get wrong, and less of the words you get right. In fact, when you get a word right five times in a row, it'll turn it green in other sentences so you don't have to fill it out again for some time. It will also make sure you don't have to wait too long before seeing a word you got wrong again. Pretty smart!
A progress graph is always available to show you how well you know the words you are studying, and it gives you a percentage of completion so you always know how far you are from perfection.
The application can be purchased once and used on both iPad and iPhone. It even synchronizes your progress between devices using iCloud so you can go on the road with your iPhone and come back later and continue studying on your iPad.
Don't wait. Pick up this application today, and storm that upcoming JLPT exam for a price less than a quarter of most popular kanji books!
What's New in Version 1.7
Updated to improve compatibility with newer iOS features.
iCloud stability fix.
This app may not be great for beginners, but it's an awesome app for people who have some foundation with kanji and need writing and reading practice. I was so happy with the writing section. It makes sure you write in the correct stroke order or else you get it wrong, which was frustrating at first but now I appreciate how it's helping me learn the correct way. You can tap on the kanji you got wrong to see the correct stroke order and how the order you wrote in compares with the correct way. It also gives the kanji in sentences, so it helps with your translation and vocabulary skills as well. It's very well developed to help you learn correctly, which is important if you're studying on your own.
It was a little difficult to figure out how to get started at first, because you do need to go into the decks and select which levels you want to study (great for beginners who need the basics and great for advanced learners who don't want to start with the beginner kanji). You need to do this first before you can start.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase!
I found this app so difficult to use that I uninstalled it. I couldn't figure out how to quiz myself. It took me a while to figure out that I had to go to a separate page to click on which sections to study. It's not very user-friendly. Also, probably better for people who aren't beginners (like me), as I was not familiar with some of the vocabulary in the study sentences.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 12, 2016
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 373 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ray Price
- © 2012 Rakudasoft
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.