Learn Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese in these languages:
- English
- Spanish
- German
- French
- Japanese
- Korean

Korean Hangul, Japanese Hiragana or Kanji, or Chinese Mandarin Pinyin made easy! LingoDeer is made for learners from outside of Asia and new to its mysterious and beautiful languages. Learning your favorite Asian language(s) within one app is now a dream come true.

Designed by a team of professional language teachers, the interactive lessons and review exercises will train your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in just 10 minutes a day.

◉ Thorough introductions to Japanese / Korean / Chinese Mandarin alphabet systems that build a solid foundation for successful independent learning

◉ Off the grid? In the sky? No problem! Take learning anywhere with the offline mode for free!

◉ 2,000 most frequently used words and phrases in each course (JLPT N5, TOPIK 1 and HSK 1-3 covered)

◉ Pleasant and authentic recordings from native speakers that are crystal clear

◉ Detailed grammar notes that explain how the language works

◉ Varied and innovative exercise modes that target different skills

◉ Japanese learning is available in Kana, Kanji and Romaji; Korean learning is available in Hangul and romanized letters; Chinese learning is available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Pinyin

◉ Built-in flashcard review system that helps one memorize new words and selectively reinforces skill points

Information about purchase: Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase

Support Url:
Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

What's New

Version 2.0.6

Fixed app crashes in the last version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8.5K Ratings
8.5K Ratings
I hate flappy bird!😠😡

Amazing! Also, something I’d like to be fixed.

This is hands down the best app I’ve used for learning a different language, Japanese specifically. I could go on and on, it’s just incredible. I tried learning Japanese last summer and failed miserably, nothing I used helped work for me. This summer I tried going back to it, and I used Duolingo at first. It was good, but I wish I had used this app sooner! Someone recommended it to me and I fell in love instantly! It makes it so much fun, and maybe it’s since I’m just passionate about learning the language, but still! It has all these fun lessons and games, and makes everything very interesting. I’ve only used it for Japanese, but from the rest of the reviews, I can see it’s an amazing app all in all, no matter what you want to learn! I highly, HIGHLY recommend this app for anyone wanting to learn a new Asian language! And I want to give a big thanks to the developers! You guys have done an amazing job!

On another note, I’d like to say that there’s something I’ve run into recently that’s kind of bugging me. During the Pop Quizzes, sometimes if I write the answer wrong and try to erase it, the letters will disappear and I can’t finish the answer. Like, if I write “わした” instead of “わたし” and I go to erase “し“ and “た”, one of the two wont go back to my keyboard, so I can’t write it down correctly. I hope you guys look into it because it’s becoming a bit annoying! Thank you! ^_^


amazing for japanese!

i love japan: it’s culture and language bring me so much joy, for some reason. in january of 2018, i realized i wanted to learn japanese - just as a hobby so i could be able to visit japan or live there someday. i downloaded duolingo because i’d used it once before for french - a failed attempt at learning a hard romance language. after a month or so of doing duolingo, i could read about 5-10 kanji and say ‘I’m American - I’m not British - You’re Japanese - Is that water?’ and other sentences of that kind, along with other vocab i was learning on the side. i then made the jump from duolingo to Genki I. don’t get me wrong, i love the textbook, but i’m busy with school and piano, so i don’t have time every day right now to sit and read a textbook, make flashcards and study. i then heard about lingodeer while browsing the internet (probably /r/japanese or another japanese learning subreddit), so i downloaded it, and i loved it. so much better than duolingo, and honestly goes well with genki (at least for me).

Summary: I’ve tried Duolingo, but they never really explained their grammar or kanji/kana strokes. Lingodeer explains it all, including why らりるれろ all sound like l’s, even when romanized as an r. 100% reccomend Lingodeer over Duolingo, especially when Lingodeer is paired with Genki I.


Good App, one problem...

I have been using this app since I got it 16 days ago. I have been using it to learn Japanese. It's all good, but the save feature is TRASH. I wanted to keep learning on my chrome book, so I got the app for it, I tried logging in, and all my progress was GONE. ALL of it. Confused, I went back to my phone to find a solution to this problem. I saw a button that said "Progress Backup" so I clicked that, I thought I was good to go. So I logged out and back in. Still nothing has changed. Getting frustrated, I tried to find something that would load my data. I finally found a button on the settings called "Recover Progress", So I clicked THAT, still nothing. This was getting nowhere, so I clicked "Recover Progress" on both devices, STILL nothing. Then I thought, "Maybe it wouldn't work if I was logged in to my account already". So I signed out of my phone, remembering to save my progress before I did that. Again, nothing changed. I decided to give up on trying it on computer, since it obviously will not cooperate. I signed back in to my phone, and all of my progress was GONE. I was downright MAD. How could such a great app like this have such a terrible save and load system? It's downright TRASH and I HATE IT. I've been trying everything to get my progress back. What should I do? Please help :c


LingoDeer Co., Ltd.
114.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
In-App Purchases
  1. lifetime membership $29.99
  2. Monthly subscription $4.99
  3. Yearly subscription - Special $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

You May Also Like