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Learn Japanese with your personal sensei-in-a-box!

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.

Human Japanese Lite contains:

* The first eight chapters of Human Japanese, with sneak peaks of chapters 9 through 42

* Animations of every hiragana and katakana character presented

* Hundreds of recordings of vocabulary words and example sentences

* 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

- Added support for iPhone X.
- Miscellaneous under-the-hood improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
396 Ratings
396 Ratings
Cliffsouthcarolina ,

Didn't start getting good until around 7th chapter.

I didn't think much about this app when I first picked it up. I've already got a metric boatload of Japanese study material and a native speaker to my whimsy. The thing about this app is- it's better than all of that. Then delivered in a package that pretty, entertaining and informative. Not to belittle some popular Japanese study book, but the medium of a tablet or phone works better here and this app shows off what a good app can do.

Here's a tip from someone who has the phone and the tablet version: the tablet is better. If you have the mini, it's a perfect app. I'm using an 6plus and the screen is still too small. If you don't have a tablet, ask your college professors if they can lease a tablet for you in their name.

I didn't think too much about this app until it started to explain sentence structure and then the translations that go with it. Why not sooner? I've already studied, memorized and drill the hiragana and its modifiers into my skull. If you've done this than that's the first 5 chapters. Chapter 6 is greeting. Don't skip over the greetings there's nuggets of information which even I didn't know- cultural differences. It's at chapter 7 that really made the difference. If you've struggled with understanding sentences in Japanese and why things don't make sense but they should this is where the app earned my money. Twice.

Casey Allred ,

Incredibly made and incredibly effective

I’ve always been interested in learning new languages yet no matter how many classes I’ve taken or apps I’ve used, they never seem to be altogether effective or capture my attention. This app however did all of that and more. Just by using this app I can understand so much of the Japanese Hiragana as well as some additional syllabary. That may be unintelligible to someone new to all of this but I promise you that this app can get you there in no time at all. I felt thoroughly understood and very well supported by the teaching structure of the lessons and I honestly can’t even put down just how much I enjoyed working through this app. I’ve just purchased the full app as well as the intermediate one simply because I know that I will be willing to keep up with this and make it more than worth my money. Do yourself a favor, do everyone else a favor. Download this app and begin the journey.

AbsoluteBeginner2015 ,

Truly the best!

I've been studying languages for about 9 years but was honestly intimidated by Japanese because I thought it would be too difficult of an undertaking. At first, I was right. I've downloaded and deleted more apps that tried to introduce me to Japanese but I never followed their rigid structure for more than a week before I realized I wasn't learning anything. Then I downloaded HumanJapanese and I am shocked at how much I learned just within the first 5 chapters! Not only do I feel I am grasping the alphabet and structure of the language but I learn bits about the culture and area to where I feel I have a better understanding through immersion. This is truly the best app I have found for learning Japanese. It is well worth your time to work through the chapters and I think you'll be surprised as well seeing how much you learn!


Brak Software, Inc.
53.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2014 Brak Software Inc.


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