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

Version 4.1.2

- Italian language in dictionary definitions
- Similar kanji information
- Faster dictionary and example search
- Kanji lookup by external reference number
- くれる and いい conjugation
- Images search shortcut (tap and hold Japanese word in dictionary display)
- Save backup to cloud services

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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!



I use this application almost daily for my Japanese studies. Very comprehensive and the offline ability is perfect for when I'm reading on a commute etc.

Thank you for this resource.

Great update


Used it for years.


Pierre-Philipp di Costanzo
979.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Pierre-Philippe di Costanzo 2008-2017


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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