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Learn Japanese and Chinese: iKnow!

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iKnow! is a companion study tool for the iKnow! website. With this app, you can enjoy the iKnow! experience on your phone or tablet.

All iKnow! study progress on your iOS device is automatically synched to your PC account, so you can study in the way that best matches your needs and lifestyle.

“Japanese, Chinese, and English”

Official courses are offered for studying Japanese, Chinese, and SAT English. The Japanese coures covers the 6,000 most commonly used words in Japanese. The Chinese courses cover the 2,000 most commonly used words in spoken Chinese and over 1,200 words commonly used in newspapers and magazines. (All Chinese courses are available in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese.) All words have sample sentences and audio.

“The iKnow! Learning Engine”

iKnow! presents items in a spaced rehearsal pattern optimized for efficient learning. iKnow! adapts to differences in learning speeds and item difficulty, constantly measuring memory and predicting performance across all of your items. iKnow! does this by tracking your performance and then predicting your optimal review time on an item-by-item basis.

All you have to do is push the study button, and iKnow! tells you what to learn.


- Five study applications: iKnow!, Rapid Choice, Self Check, Sentence Trainer, and Listening.
- iKnow!: Master words and phrases with our patented learning algorithms.
- Rapid Choice: Fast-paced quizzing and review.
- Self Check: Judge yourself on what you know and how well.
- Sentence Trainer: Master sentence patterns by listening and then dictating.
- Listening: Listen to content on the go. You can slow down and loop any audio.
- Study progress synched across iOS and PC accounts

What's New in Version 4.1.6

Fixed various bugs


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Customer Reviews

Essential for Japanese study!

I love this program! iKnow's isn't a "teaching" program so to speak. It is used to help in vocabulary and forces you to read and understand words and phrases from repetition.

It's not a replacement for full on immersion, but you'll be learning words as they are commonly written like 勉強する (benkyousuru べんきょうする; to study) when most textbooks won't even introduce complex Kanji at that point.

It's a different approach and may not work for everyone. I've been using iKnow for over 80 hours and I feel I know a lot more than what I learned in the Genki I and II textbooks. It doesn't teach you conjugations or how things are used in context; hearing phrases over and over again you'll start to pick out things like "Hey he doesn't want to go to the maybe it should look like in 行きません"

It's a bit hard to explain. But the cost of this program versus taking a class, buying expensive textbooks, or using *shudders* Rosetta Stone makes it well worth it!

Better than Rosetta Stone

I've been studying Japanese for a while, and have used several different methods to learn including Rosetta Stone. I find iknow to be more comprehensive and much more entertaining. It's an excellent way to practice and review any vocabulary.

Great app for studying your core vocab.

I love this app and would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn Japanese seriously. Audio is high quality and the sessions really help you learn at a fast and steady pace!

Learn Japanese and Chinese: iKnow!
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.6
  • Size: 19.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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