Learning Japanese

Oct 4, 2010

I have been learning Japanese for a few months now and I’ve run across a few good apps for helping me get there. I administer a group on Palringo for that purpose and think it would be nice for someone just getting into learning Japanese to have a list of helpful apps.

Human Japanese Lite

Start here. Learn hiragana and a few simple words, phrase, and culture. This is a great preview for the full app.


Human Japanese

Amazing app. Teaches so much Japanese from a very English perspective. This app resumes where the Lite version left off.


Hiragana Cards

This is a great app for quizzing yourself on the kana. You can break things up into hiragana and katakana if you haven’t yet learned one.


ColorDict Dictionary

You’ll need this for the Japanese dictionary, as it’s the base app. Good dictionary app all-around.


Google Translate

You can actually speak English or Japanese to this app and it will translate for you. This is good for checking your pronunciation or word memory.


Simeji Japanese Input + Emoji

This is a good input method for your hiragana, katakana, and kanji. After all, you need to be able to type in Japanese every once in a while.


Search for more

Home Apps Games