Learn Japanese! provides a fast and easy way to learn the Japanese language.

Features include:
- Lessons with all Hiragana and Katakana
- Lessons with Vocabulary and Grammar
- Easy Show And Quiz style Teaching Method.
- English to Japanese and Japanese to English.
- Easily review previously learned lessons.
- Audio pronunciation.
- Network access not required.

What's New

Version 1.2.10

Updated writing mode per user feedback.

Feedback is always welcome! Please email me at

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

704 Ratings

704 Ratings

can't recommend enough


This is my favourite app for learning Japanese, and I have been downloading and trying so many by now that I feel like my perspective is valid.
At the time that I found this app, I already knew hiragana and katakana, so I was mostly drawn to the grammar portion of this app. I especially am loving the way it uses kanji only when introducing words (in my case, I know how to say these vocabulary words but may or may not have learned the kanji or how to conjugate the verbs/use them in a sentence) and it is really helping me understand. I like the way the wordbank grows throughout the "levels" so that you actually have to know which kanji are what, even though the lines they fit onto may give you a little hint, I'm finding this still very useful.
This app will help you familiarize yourself with kanji, and help you understand the grammar/sentence structure of the language. I'm liking it so much I just had to leave a review. Hope this helped!

Good, But Not Perfect


This app has been very helpful, along with Memrise, for learning Japanese. I paid to upgrade it.

The only real complaint I have so far is that some of the characters dont look right. They are highly stylized, and look nothing like the character would look hand written or printed in a basic Japanese font. For example, "fu" looks oddly squished compared to the basic character, and "ya" Looks significantly different. A native Japanese speaker might recognize them, but I don't, and it makes it confusing when I see these characters elsewhere and they look nothing like I remember.

It would be nice if they would add in a method for teaching stroke order, because I have found that I can't properly write the characters after memorizing them. I recognize them when reading, but I have to go back and look at the to be able to write them. I can use another app for that, but it would be nice to have it in a single app.



Tbh, this is the best app I've found for learning Japanese, and although you have to pay a bit to learn everything the app has to offer, it's completely worth it. Also I think that the way that it teaches you is awesome! I looked ahead through the last chapters and saw that it had the hiragana you learned at the beginning then gave the meaning of the word the characters created, and had the kanji underneath. And if you've heard of other things to learn Japanese like a website called lingualift (which costs $15), I think that this half price app is the same quality or better, and although this is just my opinion and you may not agree, you should still get the app and try the free version and see for yourself! I didn't check, but if this company doesn't have any other language learning apps, I would love to see them make some!


Howell Peebles
40.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Howell Peebles
In-App Purchases
  1. All Lessons $7.99
  2. Level 1 $1.99
  3. Level 2 $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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