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Learn Japanese with busuu!

By Busuu Limited

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Description, the largest online community for language learning, brings you the perfect app to learn Japanese on the go. This is the only language learning app in the world which includes direct interaction with native speakers!

⊳ In the latest release - Discounted offer to activate all courses!

⊹ From beginner to upper intermediate (A1 - B2, based on CEFR levels, Common European Framework of Reference for languages).
⊹ Comprehensive audio-visual learning material with pictures and recordings by native speakers.
⊹ Sections include vocabulary, audio dialogues and interactive tests.
⊹ Covering 150 different topics based on day-to-day situations, with over 3,000 words and example phrases.
⊹ Free version includes 25 complete learning units, full content can be purchased inside the app.
⊹ Progress can be synchronised with your profile on, the largest online community for learning languages with over 25 million users.

Please note

You will need a subscription in order to get access to the premium features of this app’s courses.

There are three subscription options:
One-monthly subscription for $US10.99 (or the equivalent in local currency), automatically renewed until cancelled.
Six-monthly subscription for $US49.99 (or the equivalent in local currency), automatically renewed until cancelled.
Twelve-monthly subscription for $US64.99 (or the equivalent in local currency), automatically renewed until cancelled.

Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current payment period.

Your iTunes account will be automatically charged at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your Account Settings.

You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase.

When a subscription is canceled, access to the premium features of the app’s courses will expire at the end of the current payment period.

What our mobile app users say about us in their reviews:

"You can learn at your own pace. Very useful!"

"Easy to learn and easy to understand"

"It is a super fun tool where you learn and interact with other people"

"This application is really great to learn. I love the correction by natives, practising with native speakers for free. Super app"

"This is better than my Rosetta Stone Spanish! It is more fun and it is free as opposed to the 500 plus dollars I paid for RS. I highly recommend this app!!"

"The application is simply super, languages are taught like a game! Very helpful comments from other users on your exercises. Bought a Premium package without hesitation!"

What's New in Version 4.4

It’s our biggest content update ever!

* Beautiful new interface: Enjoy our new navigation and designs
* New course material: Work your way through our new objective-based course structure, designed to help you reach your personal goals
* Bitesize chunks: Learn in short bursts, with lessons which are the perfect length to fit into your busy lifestyle


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Customer Reviews

Love the new interface, but not quite a "5" yet

I last used this app a while ago, and I am enjoying the makeover. There's a lot less going on per screen, no overlap on the text and it's pretty straight-forward.

However, I would still like to see an option to view kanji for us more advaced readers. Reading longer text in just hiragana can be tedious sometimes (and it should be a good review for anyone studying kanji). Also, the conversation in "Going to the Cinema" is not normal speed (and switches voices sometimes?!), and there may be a vocab error: a "movie director" (映画監督、えいがかんとく) isn't the same as a "company director" (社長、しゃちょう), and the lesson vocab uses the latter word...

Other than these issues, not bad! I guess the biggest concern is the conversation switching female and/or male voices (not good if you are working on listening comprehension and not reading the text; it gives the illusion of more than 2 speakers), and possibly incorrect vocab that you may not notice depending on how much Japanese you already know.

Pretty flawless

This app is very clean and quick, and I haven't had a problem with it. I especially love that the app devs forwent the use of romajī in the lessons. This forces the learner to learn to read the kana, and this is something that too few Japanese lessons do.

This is amazing!

I love this app, easy to learn Japanese for sure. I was hoping there would be a Korean learning app as well! I really want to learn the Korean language too. I hope that language can be listed in the future!!

Learn Japanese with busuu!
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.4
  • Size: 43.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Full Course$16.99
  2. A1 - Beginner$4.99
  3. Premium Membership$9.99
  4. A2 - Adv. Beginner$4.99
  5. Japanese Travel Course$4.99
  6. B1 - Intermediate$4.99
  7. B2 - Adv. Intermediate$4.99
  8. Premium Membership$64.99