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By Pierre-Phi di Costanzo

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


This application is a multilingual Japanese dictionary that does not require an internet connection.

Imiwa? was created using the amazing JMdict files from the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group based on the work of Jim Breen on the EDICT project.

While some definitions are available in 4 languages (English, French, Russian and German), only the English translation is guaranteed for all entries in the JMDict dictionary. Initiate a search in any of those 4 languages, in Japanese or in romaji and imiwa? will do the rest.

imiwa? Also includes a rich database of kanji (KanjiDic), examples (from and conjugations as well as tools suitable for beginners.

Use the Traditional Chinese character recognition keyboard included in the iOS system for drawing kanji on screen.

What's New in Version 4.1.1

New in this version: **Hotfix**
Fixed: Personal notes could not be viewed/edited
Fixed: Favourited entries not always "starred" correctly in the interface

** Previously in version 4.1
New: 64 bits support (yes iOS11 ready!), all iPhone and iPad geometries, iPad split view, 3D touch quick actions as well as peek & pop support.
Fixed: Export of lists to tab separated values files (TSV) no longer crashes.


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Customer Reviews

Superb App!!

This app us brilliant, and testament to the great work carried out on JEdict project. A very useful resource for students of written Japanese and Kanji. 本当にありがとう‼

Update: It's still a great app, but it badly needs an update now. iOS10 keeps warning that it slows the phone down. Where are you, dear developer?

Update: September 2017! A surprise new update! Thank you! Your app is wonderful!

Great update

Used it for years.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.1
  • Size: 961 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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