I LOVE reading rave reviews for our products. Of course, it is like candy. It is far healthier review would be a three or four star with suggestions for improvement.
But being human, allow me to enjoy this piece of candy:
Very pleased! – This app is excellent for learning to read, write and speak Japanese starting with the different alphabets. I have been using this to supplement my learning, and it has been a wonderful tool to help me to quickly learn the alphabets. I am also using Rosetta Stone, but found it difficult to associate the written words with the pictures using that program (unless in romanji). This app has made learning the alphabets and words unbelievably easy, and helped me over the block that I was facing… Additionally, the support/(author?) of this app is extremely helpful and quick to respond. I had a technical question (which turned out to be my own user error). I shot an email over–the response was quick, friendly, and my problem was solved by the next morning! I highly recommend this app!
If you have an iPhone or iPad and would like to learn Hiragana and Katakana, try out our app. It is FREE (ad-supported). That means, it includes everything you need to know to learn hiragana and katakana.
Click to view in iTunes–it’s FREE!
I hope to have two big announcements within the next month. We are working hard on having Japanese Phrases ported to Windows 8 and Android very soon. I’m especially excited about Windows 8 since it will also work on regular PCs. If you are interested in either of these OS options, please contact me. If we can do beta testing, I’ll send you a free copy for your advice.
I haven’t been posting reviews lately. But for the past few months, they have all be five stars! Of course, that gives me great pleasure, but I also always love hearing suggestions for improvements.
Absolutely Perfect! – This app is spectacular! It helps me out so much when I do my Japanese homework. It’s so easy to understand as well, you would be crazy not to download this app. ^____^
Please click here to read more reviews in iTunes. If you are a beginner or upper beginner of Japanese, this app will help you increase your vocabulary.
I was also humbled to receive a phone call the other day from a guy using our Kana app (it is free and ad supported–by the way) just thanking me for the app. That was it. No, “great app, but…” He just wanted to call to thank me. Wow.
If you have an iPhone or an iPad and you are new to Japanese, try our free Kana app. I don’t think the ads are that annoying and the content is top notch.
Our ad-supported (isn’t too intrusive, really!) Hiragana and Katakana app for the iPhone and iPad is absolutely free. Here is a new testimony that just came in today.
Amazing app for Japanese students! – I found this app to be absolutely perfect for keeping my daily practice routines up for when I’m on the go. It has even taught me a few things, and I’m sure it helps the absolute beginners learn too. My only recommendation is for in the reviews of the chapter lessons. It shows a random character in that chapter (5 per chapter) and puts randomized buttons for multiple choice guessing. It is very helpful, however I would like to see the buttons made a bit larger and spread out because sometimes I mis-tap the wrong answer because they are so small. Another recommendation would also be perhaps having the appMake the sound of the correct kana when you pick the correct romaji to it on the multiple choice. It would be nice for those still learning and like to say the kana as they come. All in all, nice app, and I will definitely recommend this to my friends that are currently learning Japanese. And the best part is that it’s free!
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Quickly master both Hiragana AND Katakana in one app. Purchase once and learn on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for no extra charge.
Ever wanted to learn Japanese but didn’t know where to begin? Learning hiragana first is often suggested by Japanese teachers and many textbooks (Genki, Japanese for Busy People Kana version, etc) virtually require it. This app will help you master both syllabaries* quickly and painlessly.
This app has over 250 sound files featuring all the main hiragana and katakana characters (we will be adding all of the combination characters soon as a free update!) and about 150 example words using characters learned.
– Universal app: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
– Learn using Study cards with all information on a single card or with Flashcards to flip to see answers
– Quiz yourself after studying each section and review any missed answers
– Search all hiragana, katakana, and example words
– Random function: tap if you are feeling lucky — great for reviewing all hiragana and katakana
– Lessons — an additional way to study all hiragana and katakana
– (on iPad) view random hiragana on the front page
If you are sure you want to learn Japanese, you may want to grab our “Japanese Phrases & Lessons” app instead (or you can click on our “TheJapanesePage.com” link at the top to see all our apps). This includes most (but not all) of what is here for hiragana and katakana AND also includes kanji and grammar lessons plus almost 3,000 sound files of common words and phrases.
If you have ANY questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
* Although often called “alphabets,” Hiragana and Katakana are more properly called “syllabaries” since each character more or less represents a syllable.