Midori is a Japanese-English, English-Japanese dictionary. It's a perfect tool for those who are studying Japanese, with 890,000 entries, 150,000 example sentences, and many features that will make your Japanese learning experience much easier.


• More than 170,000 word entries. Each entry shows readings, meanings, and kanji breakdown.
• More than 12,000 kanji entries. Each entry shows readings, meanings, and example compounds.
• Example sentences with furigana (small hiragana above kanji).
• Words in example sentences are linked to the definitions.
• Over 6,000 kanji with stroke order diagrams and stroke order animations.
• Over 720,000 Japanese proper names, place names, given names, company names and product names.


• Search words by kana or romaji, such as あき or aki
• Search kanji by drawing them. Our Japanese handwriting recognition can handle arbitrary stroke order.
• Search kanji by radicals, e.g. 禾 + 火 -> 秋
• Search suggestion when the input is in a conjugated form, e.g. 走った -> 走る
• Search with wildcard characters, e.g. 日*人 returns all words that start with 日 and end with 人
• Search with the SKIP system
• Partial results when the full word is not found, e.g. searching for 青い本 returns the results for 青い and 本
• Fast incremental search gives you the result instantly as you type


• List of kanji as taught in Japanese schools from grade 1 to 6
• List of kanji by frequency as appeared in Japanese newspapers
• List of kanji and words by Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) levels
• Lists of hiragana and katakana, each with stroke diagram and animation
• Bookmarks with folders support. You can export, import, or share bookmarks with your friends.


• Flashcards for bookmarked words and kanji
• Audio pronunciations (from speech synthesis)
• Create a vocabulary list with definitions from Japanese text in one tap
• Scratch pad for practicing writing kanji on iPad
• No internet connection required. The app is completely offline.
• 3D Touch support
• Split View on compatible iPad
• Universal app. Buy it once, run on all your iOS devices, whether it's iPhone or iPad

Visit our website at to learn more about the app. If you have any questions, please let us know at Thank you!

What's New

Version 1.8.13

- iOS 11 compatibility
- When you search for a word in a conjugated form, Midori now tells you what form it is. For example, "作られる" is "passive."
- Lists of kanji taught in Japanese high schools
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Best Japanese dictionary app available

Sally series addict

I've used this app for over 7 years and it has been very useful throughout my Japanese studies. It's fast and great for on the go usage and can even translate blocks of text.

Deceptively Powerful


I have to finally write a review for Midori because though I've had it for a while, truth be told I'm only JUST discovering how amazing it is.

The kanji drawing function is outstanding: it's easily able to detect characters perfectly regardless of stroke order or accuracy (to an extent, of course) - even if you're travelling to Japan with no knowledge of the language, this app will allow you to draw any kanji you see using the 'search' function and instantly provide you with English translation/s. This is equally as useful when reading books or manga and you've forgotten/don't know particular kanji.

Almost everything in the app is able to be highlighted for 'copy/paste' and/or 'speak' if you can't read Hiragana (Japanese pronunciation in this app is NOT in Romaji but honestly, it can take only a few hours to memorise all of Hiragana using mnemonics so I'd highly recommend doing that and saving yourself a world of trouble later).

Bundled together with Google Translate, this is the perfect combination for covering most needs regarding Japanese to English translation. Both have their pros and cons, but together all cons are almost nullified. I'll definitely be using this regularly, so thank you for making such a great app!

Best Japanese dictionary


Hands down best Japanese dictionary I've tried (Kotoba, "Japanese" now Midori). English to Japanese mode provides a second word to specify the meaning you are looking for instead of having trawl through many example sentences. Using Japanese kanji instead of the built in chinese character keyboard for the handwriting recognition is also a big improvement. Switching between handwriting component and phonetic methods of searching in japanese to english mode is very convenient, and the translation feature is also very handy. Overall, a fantastic dictionary as long as you have learnt your kana! A must if you are living here.


Sukolsak Sakshuwong
171.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Sukolsak Sakshuwong


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