Learn basic kanji through kanji words:
GENKI Kanji Cards is a digital card app that helps users become able to recognize 317 basic kanji by studying more than 1,100 kanji words at their own pace!
This is the second official iPhone app to be released for “GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese,” a best-selling series of Japanese learning materials boasting more than 1.2 million copies sold.
◆ Users can view the cards as they like, enabling them to study at their own pace.
◆ By repeating a process of memorization and self-checking, learners can master readings of kanji words and recognition of basic kanji.
◆ Cards already mastered are progressively removed from the card deck, so users can concentrate on just the kanji that challenge them, making for a more efficient approach to learning.
Study methods and functions
◇ “MyDeck” allows users to view the cards over and over, so they can take their time learning.
・Users memorize the kanji by freely displaying or hiding each card’s kanji word or reading.
・Basic information on the target kanji is provided on the back of each card.
・Fun illustrations and mnemonic hints help users to better retain the kanji studied.
(The illustrations and hints are taken from the very popular learning resource “Kanji Look and Learn.”)
◇ “Check” helps learners to track their mastery.
・Users check their understanding of the cards studied and sort them into those mastered and those not yet retained.
・Retention can be checked by going from Reading to Kanji, or vice-versa.
・The cards already mastered are taken out of the set, leaving behind just those that still need to be worked on.
◇ “List” displays a list of all the words and kanji covered by the app so that users can see their progress and review them.
・In the lists arranged in lesson order, a-i-u-e-o order, or alphabetical order, checkmarks are automatically placed next to words that have been mastered. The cards can be displayed from the list entries, enabling quick review.
・Kanji information on the cards can be displayed from the entries in the On/Kun list.
○This app is based on the second edition of GENKI.
○Ads: The app does not display any ads that might interfere with learning.
Fixed display problem due to iOS update.
Ratings and Reviews
Really helpful! But...
There are one thing this app is missing and I would’ve given it five stars. It’s too quiet! Like the Vocab app, I thought that this one would have audio as well. I think that having audio samples along with its hiragana pronunciation would really help people who learn aurally.
A nice supplement; Needs to be on iPad
Great tool to memorize kanji. Would be much better if you could use it on iPad and use the pencil for handwriting practice
Disappointed; potential though
A little misleading, I thought there would an option to draw the kanji in the app, there isn’t. The user interface is also pretty horrendous.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.