Designed for upper intermediate and advanced students of Japanese, this app contains over 1,500 words and phrases all with sound recorded by a native Japanese speaker. It is a single, universal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Pay once and use it on all your iOS devices.

Anyone studying for the JLPT N2 or N1, wanting to read a Japanese newspaper, or learn advanced idioms and yojijukugo should find this app helpful.

More phrases to come--please email us your requests for categories or new features.

This is the continuation of our highly popular (and highly rated--thank you!) Beginner's Japanese Phrases and Lessons app but for Advanced students.

What's New

Version 1.2

updated for iOS 8

Ratings and Reviews

Helpful, But....


This is helpful and accurate but can be a bit simple and thin in examples. I hope there is more forthcoming, that you'll continue to build it out, include more sentences, reading and such.

Also, for this level of Japanese study, how about having the definitions and quizzes be in Japanese, rather than translated to English. I have found for example that using a Chuugakko level dictionary is very helpful to reinforce my Japanese learning and keep my head in Japanese. This would also help the app appeal to studiers who may not be conversant in English -- many of whom I met when I took the JLPT.



Incredibly useful for studying JLPT 1 & 2 vocabulary. These words certainly show up on the JLPT. But it would be nice to have more examples or more types of quiz questions that would be way more effective in helping people study, like fill in the blank questions or something similar. Additionally, the app hasn't been updated in more than 2 years! New vocabulary would be greatly appreciated (and then I would definitely say this app would be worth the $5!)

IMHO, best japanese study app!


If you want to move your Japanese off the intermediate plateau, then I would highly recommend this app. For less than $10 you basically have a tutor in your pocket. Every word and sentence has a perfectly clear audio track, and there are tons of example sentences. I can actually feel my Japanese getting stronger by the day. It's almost a steal at this price!


Kotoba, Inc
94.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-15 Kotoba, Inc.


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