This is probably one of the most underrated Japanese learning apps. It is well designed, easy to use, and every update (thus far) has made it even better still. Many thanks to the developers for creating a thoughtful and useful app for those of us learning Japanese vocabulary, sentence structure, kanji and kana!
Simple but powerful Japanese-English, English-Japanese dictionary app.
The app's features include:
● Over 170.000 dictionary entries with readings and english meaning
● Over 6.500 kanji characters with stroke order
● Over 730.000 Japanese names, place names and institution names
● Over 147.000 example sentences with translation
● Instantaneous search results
● Character input by kanji and kana handwriting recognition. Recognition algorithm can handle wrong stroke order and small mistakes.
● When multiple similar characters are found, you don't need to redo drawing after each character - just long press to see a preview
● Search by kanji radicals (for example 日 and 月 will find 明)
● Wildcard search - "*" can replace any number of characters and "?" can replace any single character. Works both with English and Japanese words.
● Search by kanji, kana and romaji - "じしょ", "じsho" and "jisho" will give the same search results
● Kanji lists by JLPT level and school grade (1 - 6)
● Multiple word lists divided by subject, grammatical function, JLPT level and more
What's New in Version 1.8.7
fixes for app hang issue
VPP Device Licensing
iOS 11.0 or later
iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air4, iPad Air4Cellular, iPad EighthGen, iPad EighthGenCellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)
I can’t believe this app free. This offline dictionary alone is fantastic, allowing you to:
- search by strokes, how it’s written or by drawing it out.
-You can attach notes to words/kanji/Kana characters, bookmark them, seperate them into folders if you’d like
-You’re given word lists, Kanji lists, Kana lists seperated by frequency, grade, level and more.
but it doesn’t stop there, All these lists can be made into flashcard decks at the tap of button, that goes for your bookmark folders too. With a spaced repetition setting too.
This is an absolutely wonderful app and I’d say a must have for anyone learning the language.
I’d like to edit this and add on, You can even bookmark example sentences and turn them into flashcards!
Better than Midori in many ways but the handwriting recognition is worse and it sometimes takes a few trials for the kanji to even show up on the list. On the other hand, it has more kanji than Midori. Highly recommend considering it’s free.
So, so, so useful for someone studying Japanese. Not only meanings but sample sentences, verb conjugations etc. And now I am on a quest to learn the most common kanji, a fantastic way to burrow into the radicals.
Ganbatte kudasai がんばってください
It is so comprehensive. I love it.
Has section for different language parts. It categorizes words in so many ways.
Unbelievably thorough and helpful and superbly laid out
It is by far my favourite language application, everything is perfect and the only thing you need to improve your vocabulary!
This is by far the best bilingual Japanese dictionary I’ve used. Plus it’s free!
Great app! It would be better if we can collapse the folders in the bookmark :)
This app is one of my favorite ever, all apps included! 😃
I’m so glad that it exists and it is very well made! I have no complaint!
I am thankful to the creators of this app! 🙏 They did a really great and interesting job.
Kanji drawing is surprisingly good at picking up what you’re trying to write even if your input is subpar. The dictionary has everything you need, bookmarking for flash cards, default decks for JLPT, grade school levels, etc. I used it everyday for months on end, it’s almost perfect!
Cons: Two things!
The search history function is just too much. It saves everything you type in SO fast, with the typos and the mistakes. Considering this is meant for people who learn, there is just no way to keep a clean and helpful history, because every time you look up a word it will save both the pre-kanji-selection hiragana input and the kanji writing in separate history entries. God forbid you take a second break mid-word or type something in wrong, you’d end up with 5-6 entries for what is essentially one actual search. I wish I could at least turn it off.
Also, I sometimes wish there were more example sentences for words that are not tagged as 通用.
Overall, amazing app, but the history function is kind of infuriating...!
If you only want to use 1 app for a Japanese dictionary, use this one. Its so much more than a dictionary but also an insanely helpful study tool with tons of examples and detailed notes on kanji, expressions, etc. Also you can make your own folders of bookmarks for words you come across and study them! I love jisho 💚
it helps so much when trying to learn Japanese. the examples are very useful.
An exceptionally helpful app for learning Japanese; it’s hard to believe it’s free! No complaints whatsoever. My favourite part is the number and variety of example sentences, it makes the experience that much more fun.
A great dictionary that's extremely helpful, can't do without it. Not to mention, it's free! Kudos to the developers!
Best dictionary ever used! Good job!
Best dictionary I have ever encountered. Easy to use and comprehensive, I really, really love it.
That’s perfect I do not usually write reviews but you deserve a five stars review ! I always find what I’m looking for, that’s a very complete dictionary you have all kana and Kanji with the strokes order, you can draw a Kanji to find it or write something either in English, in Romaji or in Japanese. It’s free and I always use it !
Learning Japanese and currently in Japan and the app is really convenient. I use it almost every day. The verb section is such a good memory-helper!
You need this dictionary app if you’re learning Japanese. It just works.
Y’all giving Midori a run for they money.
This is the best dictionary that I could find in the AppStore!
It’s free, accurate, and works offline! OMG this is the best! Has a lot of info... I can’t describe with words how good it is. To the creator, great job. YOU ARE THE BEST! :’D
Fantastic dictionary to help learn Japanese. Works offline, so I’ve used it on the plane a few times when I’m working through reading something. Has kanji drawing input, kanji lists organized by grade, everything I could possibly want in a dictionary!
loves it ❤️ highly recommend
Does the job well and offline. Could have more example sentences.
Very stable, intuitive UI, and reliable iCloud syncing for bookmarks which is a must.
Surprised that this is a free, non-ad supported, application. I'd have gladly paid to support its development !
Helps me when I forget vocabulary, has a flash card segment for kanji, allows for the drawing of characters in case you have no idea what it reads as and generally has helped me out through my class
Excellent Japanese language resource! So impressed with this app.
It’s great! There’s literally nothing you need to change- It’s got all the good stuff d(^_^o)
I’ve been using this app for almost 6 months already. It’s really helpful. Try to download it and you won’t regret it. The only thing is that you cannot search a word if they are conjugated already. Overall it’s a good app that I’ve discovered.
Very practical for rapid searches and everyday use.
This app is of course not a translator, but it is a dictionary. My only gripe is that it occasionally excludes regional slang or vocabulary from its database. Additionally, its example sentences are oftentimes not terribly helpful.
Otherwise, it appears to be the best available free dictionary.
It's simply amazing
I switched to this one because I was having some trouble with imiwa? (Although imiwa? is also a good app). So far this one has a lot of features I like. One is the kanji lookup. I have the ability to do this in imiwa? Using the Chinese writing keyboard, but it's nice to have it natively in the app. I also like how the app searches for words. It will break up words if it can't find just one, which is useful if I want to look up a phrase or sentence. Likewise, it will put together idiomatic phrases which makes them much easier to understand. I will take JLPT N2 on Sunday, and this dictionary has been my study buddy.
I put this app on the first page of my home screen. It has everything I need - from kanji lists to different dialect and idiomatic expressions; it's great 👍🏼
If you are studying Japanese, this is definitely the best Jisho app you can download.
The best app for learning Japanese. It's integral while in Japan! I would always be drawing on it to see which kanji was on the bus.
Helps me learn kanji whether your writing, need the meaning, pronunciation, etc. Really helpful, use it ALL the time.
Very helpful app. The fact that it provides the different conjugations of words and the hiragana equivalents of kanji makes it really useful. It also translates expressions which is helpful too.