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Learn Japanese with this completely refreshed edition of the beloved Human Japanese app!

Human Japanese presents the Japanese language from square one in a warm, engaging tone. Going much deeper than the canned phrases and vocab of other products, it approaches the language in an integrated way, with discussion, recordings, animations, illustrations, photos, reviews, and more.

The core promise of Human Japanese is to show you how everything works and never to expect you to magically know things that we haven’t yet taught you. This makes your journey into Japanese a joy, as each new piece that falls into place makes sense and every new example sentence is comprehensible.

Key concepts are explained with warmth and humor, drawing you into the nuts-and-bolts that you need to understand Japanese while keeping things down-to-earth and engaging. Our goal is to lead you from one “light bulb moment” to the next so that you stay energized and excited about the language.

Lovingly crafted specifically for your iPad, Human Japanese HD is the premier way to experience the Human Japanese learning approach.

Human Japanese Lite contains:

* The first eight chapters of the Full edition, plus sneak previews of chapters 9-42.

* Animations of every hiragana and katakana character introduced

* Hundreds of recordings of vocabulary words and phrases spoken by native speakers

* Ingredients(TM) example sentence breakdowns on every example sentence for total clarity

* Interactive games and review quizzes that keep track of your response history to help focus on trouble spots

* Dozens of photos and cultural notes to connect your Japanese to real life

* And much more!

Human Japanese will impress you with its warmth, beauty, and wit. Download it today and start your journey!

What’s New

Version 3.2.1

- Misc content updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings
176 Ratings
BelleAim ,

Like my own personal teacher!

I love how this program is setup! I have only just started so I can't comment on future classes like grammar, but I really enjoy the style and pace of learning. There are chapters and within each chapter are examples and clickable words so you can hear how the Japanese words are correctly pronounced (and even videos of stroke order for the hiragana). It's presented in a way like someone is talking/teaching directly to you which I quite enjoy! There are also reviews/quizzes which help reaffirm that you've learned the material. Another nice thing is that there are other topics other than language that are included within the lessons, like culture and interesting facts with pictures. It's makes it less dense and text-heavy.

Overall I am very happy so far. If the grammar is easily explained with examples and interactive components I will definitely buy the full version!

baenana ,

Excellent app!

The difference between the lite and heavy versions is that the heavy version has all 45 chapters, and the lite version has only the first 8.

This is a good app with clear explanations of everything. I finished lesson 8 in the lite version, saw I couldn’t keep going without paying, and immediately bought the beginner/intermediate bundle. I like that the developer lets you get a good idea of how the app works so you can decide if you want to buy it. You do get to see the first page of chapters 9 through 45 so you know what you’re getting in the paid version.

Ayuri17 ,

Very helpful and well-made app

I only have 2 small complaints. Firstly, it would be nice to have the option to increase the font size even further. I have an ipad mini, so even the largest text size is a strain on my eyes. Secondly, it would be much more convenient to be able to pay to unlock the latter chapters directly from this app instead of having to download the paid version. Right now I'm ready to move on to Chap 9, but I've been procrastinating on getting the full version because I don't want to lose all my notes and progress.

Overall, best app for learning Japanese that I've ever used!


Brak Software, Inc.
81.7 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.


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