Excellent Perfect companion app to the textbook "Genki". The only compaint I read was the lack of pronunciation. I'll try to help. A sounds like "ah". E sounds like a hard "A". I sounds like a hard "E". O sounds like "oh". And U sounds like it does in sushi or soup. A few exceptions exist. U often sounds silent when Japanese is spoken at normal speeds. An example is desu, used to end a sentence formally. Beginners often pronounce it as it would sound when spoken slowly for emphasis, as "day-sue". It is usually pronounced as "dayss", not to be confused with the English for multiple days which sounds like "dayZ". Another important exception is R. That sound doesn't exist in Japanese, nor an L sound. Their R's sound similar to a combination or L and R. It's often hard to get used to, so it's recommended to listen closely to it spoken to understand. I hope this helps anyone that had questions on that! It helps greatly when learning the amazing collection of vocabulary and Kanji in this app.
Love it This is so far the best kana learning app I have used. It is not recommended to absolute beginners, as unlike some apps, this one does not focus on zero-knowledge training (there are many apps that do this however). If you have learned the bare basics of reading kana/kanji, I have not found a better app for review and further learning. Only given 4 stars because of the lack of tools for absolute beginners, otherwise, HIGHLY recommended.
Best App for mass Vocabulary learning The vocabulary tools are good for learning lots of vocab. The filters are great for focusing on the tough words and then going back to your whole set. Helps get over the overwhelmingly daunting feeling of keeping all words in check. I will get there with this, and I am sure you will too; once you know how to use it effectively.
I don't normally review Holy crap this is a good app. It's best to have some basic knowledge of how to pronounce Japanese, but that's way easier than English anyway overall. I literally don't believe how this app is free. I don't remember seeing any ads. This is like a dictionary+flashcard tests+some grammar and general info. It even has stroke order animations for all of the kanji, and breaks up what individual kanji makes what word if applicable. Good rabbit trail fun.
What an incredible app! I'm able to learn AND draw kanji without wasting paper. And I can learn hundreds of new vocab on a daily basis! This app has helped so much, now, whenever I read Japanese texts, I see more and more familiar words. Thank you so much for this app! (I know this sounded very cheesy and fake, but that's my opinion :D)
Good for what it is The app is pretty conprehensive. It contains learning tools for both hiragana and katakana as well as tools to test yourself on said alphabets. However, this is not a replacement for a teacher. For kanji, the app places the information about a particular character, a pretty impressive list of info I might add, and expects you to memorize it. This is not particularly useful for people who have trouble finding a way to study (i.e. me). Granted, I do not expect more than that from a free app.
Fix for 2.3 device crash
Support for Android 6.0 authorization model
fix for Portugese transalation
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