Turn your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch into your FAVORITE teacher of Japanese.
◆ The most essential words and phrases of the language, each with native speaker audio.
◆ Master your accent with the Speech Studio. Simply record yourself saying a phrase and then hear your voice next to the teacher’s. You’ll be AMAZED how quickly your foreign accent melts away.
◆ All audio is downloaded to the device and accessible even in airplane mode or without expensive international roaming fees.
◆ Nemo is NOT BUILT AROUND LESSONS at all. It is meant to be picked up and put down throughout the day, whenever you have a few minutes to spare.
◆ Builds a foundation of Japanese empowering you to speak CONFIDENTLY in EVERYDAY CONVERSATIONS.
◆ NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of Japanese required.

Nemo® is specially DESIGNED to tap the remarkable power of your mobile device, and your brain, to their fullest.

Nemo is your personal trainer, tracking your PROGRESS across every single word and phrase.
◆ Practice Japanese the way you'll use it. Nemo is fully customizable.
◆ Nemo immerses you in the sounds of Japanese so you naturally speak with ease.
◆ Dive into WHAT YOU WANT to learn at any time.
◆ You control which words to practice – skip words you don’t want to learn or already know.
◆ Turn on Review Mode to study what you practiced earlier in the day to BOOST your memory retention.
◆ Hear English descriptions of all words, in a flashcard format.
◆ Quiz your mastery of the vocabulary.
◆ Nemo introduces words to you progressively to develop familiarity and reviews them at the right moment so they enter your LONG TERM MEMORY.

Maximize your time investment by targeting the most basic and high frequency words of the language.
Upgrade to the complete version to:
◆ Get off the beaten path or find comfort with DIRECTIONS, TRAVEL and HOTEL phrases.
◆ Decode menus with the most common FOOD words.
◆ Shop and find bargains like an insider with must-know SHOPPING phrases.
◆ Learn words useful for your time in japan.
◆ Build your proficiency with the most important verbs and SENTENCE BUILDING BLOCKS in Japanese.
◆ Spark new friendships with COMPLIMENTS and CONVERSATION STARTERS.

Use your new skills to make friends, impress old friends, bring smiles to children, get out of jams, experience new things, speak confidently, and make your travel and cultural experience more rich and fulfilling.

Download this FREE app now!

What's New

Version 5.5.0

Fully compatible with iOS 11 and iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

577 Ratings

577 Ratings

Excellent vocab builder and auto-player!


This app has really helped me learn lots of vocab and sayings. I love how many player options there are. There are settings for English to Japanese, Japanese to English, recording your own voice to compare with the app recording, and a repetitive player that says the word 8 times to help you really absorb that word/phrase. I love to use that last mode while driving or washing dishes.

This app won't teach you how to become fluent in Japanese, there are no lessons on grammar or how to construct a sentence as far as I can tell, but it does teach you lots of words and phrases to help beef up your conversational skills. The romanji can be turned off of you like so you are forced to read the kana and kanji but it doesn't teach you the kana/kanji specifically. No worries about that though because there are several other great apps for solely teaching the kana and kanji.

I've been really pleased with how much I've retained from this app so I will most likely purchase the full version once I learn the free words (I think it's 100?)

Nice app!

I think it's great but

Doughnut 🍩

I think this app is OK just OK because it teaches you how to say Japanese words and I learn really quick it's just the fact that I don't know how to spell it and this is a big problem because if I can't spell Japanese then there's really no use in talking it it's great and all but I can't read Japanese side I don't know the markings please fix this it would mean a lot to me it's great you know how to speak it but I really want to be able to read the markings thanks for all the hard work you put into these apps for other people

Great app to learn Japanese words

Shankar Saikia

This app has helped me learn a few new Japanese words (including spelling in Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji) every day. I have taken 2 Japanese language courses (Beginning 1 and 2) - currently finishing Beginning 2 - and this app is a great way to add to my vocabulary. The key to learning anything new (language or skill) is persistence, wide variety of tools and hard work. If you want to and/or enjoy learning Japanese I recommend this app.


Nemo Apps LLC
50.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Nemo Apps LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Nemo Japanese Foundation pack $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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