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A study aid with an intuitive flash card interface, this Lite version of the Hiragana app lets you focus on learning the Hiragana characters without distractions.

Lift the card to reveal the answer and swipe to reveal the next card, or combine the lift and swipe gestures for quick studying.

Hiragana Lite contains the 46 basic Hiragana characters, a subset of all the characters available in the full version. You can select which characters you want to study.

Once you have mastered these basic characters, treat yourself to the full version.

Also available on the App Store:
Hiragana - includes all 104 hiragana characters
Katakana - includes all 118 katakana characters

What's New

Version 2.0

Updated to modern visual design and added support for larger device sizes.

Ratings and Reviews

Great for beginners


(Update: since posting this the error has been fixed. 5 stars)

I tried a few hiragana apps and I think this is the best one for learning from scratch like I am.

4 stars because of an error I found: the flash card for ri displays the katakana character instead of hiragana (リ instead of り).

That's the only error I've found so far and I love the interface so I plan on sticking with this app.



Sleek interface, easy to use reasonable pricing for full version and lite version doesn't skimp you. Thank you hiragana app. You've saved my midterms.

Exactly What I Wanted


I have been starting to learn Japanese for a couple months now, and needed a convenient way to memorize the Hiragana. I've downloaded 4-5 apps from iTunes and was disappointed...until now.

This is a nice straight forward app with a great user interface. I had skipped over the full version of this app in the past because it didn't look like what I wanted. However, the screenshots don't do it's functionality justice. I highly recommend downloading this free version to see how it works. I like the fact that you can check the answer and change cards with a flick of the thumb. Also, that I can select a limited set of cards that I want to review. It is hard to learn with the other apps throwing all 100+ hiragana at you all at once. Here you can select the 5 to 10 cards you want to review and hit them over and over until you get them memorized.

If you are looking for a clean straight forward app to replace a paper set of note cards, give this a try.


Kim Ahlberg
2.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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