Drops: Learn Japanese

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About this app

What if 🇯🇵 Japanese vocabulary learning would be a crazy fun game instead of boring memorisation drills? Drops makes language learning an effortless fun. Practical vocabulary is bound to your memories through beautiful graphics and quick mini-games.
The crazy part? You have only 5 mins per day. Might sound insane but works like charm! :)
These are the ingredients of the secret sauce:
👀 100% illustrated: Pictures directly carry the meaning - you don’t have to use your native language at all! No intermediary. Faster, more effective and of course more fun! :)
🏎 5 min sessions: limiting practice time sounds crazy but it it makes it incredibly addictive - which is cool thing for learning. The barrier of entry is close to zero so you can’t have any excuses: you’ll have 5 minutes even on the busiest day!
🕹 Effortless play: We know why games are fun and addictive and distilled the essence into Drops. The result is a truly immersive experience but it’s not waste of your time while you play because you build a valuable knowledge.
⚡Qucik: Keyboard typing is painfully slow. Welcome rapid swipes and taps! Trust us, you’ll need those extra seconds during the quick learning session ;)
🎯 Vocabulary only: Zero grammar, just handpicked practical words. That’s our focus and we do it extremely well. The app teaches the Korean “alphabet” Hangul (hangoul) too!
💁Forge a habit: Drops wants to make you language learning addict. Effectiveness is nothing without a well established habit. We help you build one!
We are extremely proud of our lovely word pronunciations by seasoned voice talents!
Drops is free for casual learners: more than 2500 words in 100+ topics are all available for everyone. Hardcore language learners can subscribe for premium to progress faster with unlimited learning time.

🌍 Our goal is to empower people of the world via language knowledge by providing a special tool that utilizes the universal language we all speak: pictures.

p.s.: be careful, this app really can get you addicted to to language learning.

😍 If you love Drops as much as we enjoyed building it, please leave us a review! :)

Questions? Contact us at sup@languagedrops.com
Updated on
Jun 10, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

127K reviews
Seandel Lorde
August 22, 2020
Pretty decent app. Has a nice selection of topics for vocab and I love that there is audio. No writing function from what I've seen but that's no deal breaker for someone focusing primarily on their speaking skills. Edit: I've only just started using the app. After I use it for a while longer, I can update my review. Edit 2: This app is the only one I return to every time I fall off the wagon, if not the very first one I return to. Relevant vocab and decently paced in the free version.
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Drops Languages
July 3, 2018
Hi again Seandel, Thanks for giving a try to Drops! Keep playing and let us know if there's anything you want Drops to improve on, or if there's anything we can do to change your rating to a 5-star? :)
A Google user
May 21, 2019
Pros: app is super approachable, even for pictographic languages (japanese), uses sight, and sounds to build recognition, as well as matching and spelling to encourage recall. Cons: reminds me every 5 minutes to pay money for more features, some words are poorly translated, misplaced by topic, broken sound files, minor clipping issues. only teaches vocabulary Overall: while decent for vocabulary, this app will not teach you a language. despite this, it can be a helpful study tool
7 people found this review helpful
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Drops Languages
June 13, 2019
Hi William, Thanks for giving a try to Drops! We built the app mainly to encourage users to learn a wide variety of words in a foreign language. We believe, Drops is a great complementary tool as it provides a building block for learners to enhance their vocabulary. Is there anything else you think we should improve on?
A Google user
September 26, 2018
This app is the one I'd recommend for learning vocab. They connect the Japanese words with pictures instead of translations, making it easier to integrate into Japanese speech, and the way words are drilled helps them to stick. I like the categorization of topics, although I'd like to suggest another category: frequency lists. Having words grouped together by how often they are used in that language is one of the most efficient ways of learning vocabulary for a foreign language and I would really like that addition to be made in this app.
9 people found this review helpful
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Drops Languages
September 28, 2018
Hi Marquita, Thanks for playing Drops and sending us constructive feedback! We'll discuss your suggestion with the team, and we'll see what we can do! Keep expanding your vocabulary and feel free to let us know if there’s anything you would suggest us to improve on!

What's new

We made improvements to the Drops app! This update contains bug fixes and offers you a better play experience. Happy language learning!