Learn Japanese with the long-awaited sequel to Human Japanese!
More than two years in the making, Human Japanese Intermediate is packed with content and features that will take your Japanese language skills to the next level. If you liked the first HJ, you'll love Intermediate.
In this Lite edition of Human Japanese Intermediate, you'll find:
- The first 8 chapters of the Full edition in their entirety
- A sneak preview of chapters 9 through 42
- Hundreds of recordings of dialogs and vocabulary words
- Kanji animations, tips, illustrations, and more
- Photos and cultural notes to keep you engaged and energized
- Intelligent quizzes that track your history and help you focus on trouble spots
- INGREDIENTS™ example sentence breakdowns for total clarity in every example
Like its predecessor, Human Japanese Intermediate is built on the idea that the best way to learn and truly comprehend Japanese is to have it explained by someone who speaks your language. Core concepts are explained in a friendly, down-to-earth tone, with frequent comparisons to similar aspects of English. With humor and warmth, it demystifies and illuminates the real nuts-and-bolts of the language--not just vocabulary and canned phrases like many other products.
Explanations come alive with deeply interwoven interactive example sentences so that you can immediately see and hear exactly what you're learning.
Stay on track with an exciting new patent-pending feature called INGREDIENTS™ example sentence breakdowns. Next to every sentence is an icon that provides an instantaneous, simultaneous lookup of every word in the sentence, even conjugated forms!
Human Japanese Intermediate also gets into kanji in a big way. At the end of most chapters, a new batch of kanji is introduced, with animations of each character, plus example sentences, illustrations, writing tips, and more. Our goal is not to simply throw a bag of characters in your lap, but to carefully explain how everything works.
To this end, Human Japanese Intermediate keeps track of which kanji you've learned at what point in the text and automatically adjusts the "spelling" of words in example sentences as appropriate to your current knowledge. So early on, you might encounter the following sentence:
そのひとの なまえを しらない。
But later, after you've met several of kanji used in these words, the version you would see is:
その人の 名前を 知らない。
This approach removes the most overwhelming aspect of learning kanji--the fact that most sentences contain many characters you don't yet know--and that helps you to stay focused and energized.
Stay sharp with five different kinds of quizzes: chapter reviews, vocab, conjugation, kanji stroke order, and kanji flashcard.
Quizzes keep track of which questions you get right and wrong, to help you concentrate on your trouble spots.
And when you get a question wrong, it's not simply "Try again." Wherever possible, the quiz provides a hint that is specific to that question, to help you remember and learn.
PHOTOS AND CULTURAL NOTES
We've packed Human Japanese with hundreds of photos, illustrations, and cultural asides to keep you interested and energized. You'll find tours of hotels, train stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, kissaten (coffee shops), temples, and more.
LEARN JAPANESE WITH US
We care deeply about helping you to grow in your understanding of Japanese. Whether you've worked through the original Human Japanese app or have come from a different background, it will be our pleasure and privilege to be your guide on the next stage of your journey. Hajimemashou!
- Misc content updates and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Came for the Kanji, disappointed.
I really came to this app for the kanji. And while the explanations are detailed and lengthy. Which means this app earns the three stars... I was expecting than 5 kanji per lesson. The kanji introduction chapter (3) listed that it would introduce "about 5" per lesson... Which to me means 4 or 5. Not to mention Lessons 4 and 7 didn't introduce new Kanji. It delivered 3-4 Kanji. It feels as Kanji were given a back seat and was merely an after thought. Introducing new verbs and lessons on top new Kanji? Yes. Give me the opportunity and I will run with it at my own pace. This is no longer a beginners course.
If you're serious about learning japanese, then get this!
$15 is a small price to pay in exchange for what you get. I'm the type of learner that requires a lot of structure in the lesson plans and this app provides me with that and makes it so enjoyable to learn japanese. Why bother with something like Rosetta Stone when the alternative is a tiny fraction of the price and in my opinion is better at teaching the language.
I make minimum wage but this is a deal too hard to pass up. If you think $15 is too much, then by all means go and get something else. This is for serious learners.
I used the beginner app 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. I've been waiting for the next episode since then. Now after finishing this lite version, I'm really excited to buy the full one. Check this out, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
- Brak Software, Inc.
- 138.7 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2014 Brak Software, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.