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GENKI Vocab Cards ―Japanese Words Essential for Beginners

By The Japan Times, Ltd.

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Learn elementary Japanese words at your own pace:
GENKI Vocab Cards is a digital vocabulary card app that enables users to learn approximately 1,200 words essential for beginners along with the native pronunciations at their own pace!

This is the official iPhone app from 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 and listen to the recordings as they like, enabling them to study at their own pace.
◆By repeating a process of memorization and self-checking, learners can firmly master important beginning-level vocabulary.
◆Words already memorized are progressively removed from the card deck, so users can concentrate on just the words 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.
・The words can be studied by working from English to Japanese, or vice-versa.
・Learners can listen to natural pronunciations by native speakers of Japanese.
・Fun illustrations help users to better retain the words studied.
・Each card also includes an example sentence with an English translation and a recording of its pronunciation.

◇ “Check” helps learners to track their mastery.
・Users check their understanding of the vocabulary studied and sort the words into those mastered and those not yet retained.
・Retention can be checked by going from English to Japanese, or vice-versa.
・The cards of words 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 words covered by the app so that users can see their progress and review the vocabulary.
・Checkmarks are automatically placed next to words that have been mastered.
・The word cards can be displayed from the list entries, enabling quick review.
・The list can be arranged in any of three orderings: lesson order, a-i-u-e-o order, and alphabetical order.

○This app is based on the vocabulary from the second edition of GENKI.
○Ads: The app does not display any ads that might interfere with learning.

What's New in Version 2.2.0

Fixed problems that have occurred on some devices installed with iOS 9.1, including app launch failure.

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Customer Reviews

Mostly useful

Just downloaded this and appreciate it so far. Fairly well designed, aligned to Genki textbooks, useful images, and I especially like the sample sentences that accompany the vocab. It always helps me to see exactly how a certain term is used, and it reinforces recently learned grammar points too. Overall I’d recommend.

Two small annoyances for me that I hope the developers fix: during the Check review, the flashing “Remember?” image is completely unnecessary and very distracting. Please remove this!

Also, when checking the correct answer, it displays for just a second (partly transparent), and then disappears. This answer should remain on-screen until tapped again so users can read at their own pace, especially if it’s long/includes kanji that needs more time to read.

Great app!

This is a good tool to use in addition to the textbook of course. The format is very similar to flash cards and I really like the option of either only doing vocabulary from one chapter or cumulatively. I would recommend getting this app and maybe the conjugations edition. The kanji one didn't do much for me so I would skip on that.

Great app

This is a very useful Japanese learning app. I've tried a lot but this is by far the best. The example sentences also follow the grammar points pertains to the chapter. Do it's like you are double staying without even trying. It is worth the price Espevially since it includes all chapter for Genki 1 &2.

GENKI Vocab Cards ―Japanese Words Essential for Beginners
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  • $5.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.2.0
  • Size: 193 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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