Writing is way too sensitive I completed the hiragana counterpart of this app and I really liked it. This app is great as well except for the writing test. It is WAY too sensitive. I can't even write a character that is shown and for some reason it just skips entire lines and assumes you did it correctly. Really strange. The hiragana app's written tests work fine. I can film it if requested as trouble shooting feedback.
Amazing/すごい！ Such a good app! I started with the Hiragana and learnt it in just over a week. I don't bother with the flash cards and don't waste time on the Romanji but I love that the app sounds the word and then allows you to draw it following the correct stroke pattern. I learn by doing and this definitely makes it stick. I'm finding the Katakana more difficult (which I've heard is the same for most people) but this app is definitely making it ALOT easier. I have also recommended it to everyone in my Japanese class!
It'd be worth paying for The part that teaches you how to write is so cleverly designed. It gives just enough hints, and teaches correct stroke order and direction. You can learn katakana from scratch with this. I knew about 5 kana when I began, but I learned a lot from the "reviewing" function--you can just guess and use process of elimination, and before you know it, you've absorbed a bunch of kana. So don't listen to the review that says it doesn't work. It's an excellent design.
Simply awesome. I tried about 7 or 8 other kana learning apps. And hiragana learn and katakana learn are by far my favorite. in about 2 weeks ive successfully learned both writing systems and i was just screwing around. I really like the groups that the kana are seperated into making it easier to learn than integrating the similar kana all in one so you do no become confused right off the bat.
Simple & effective Learned Katakana comfortably with casual study over 3 days (while travelling in Japan). Amazed at how almost effortless it was. Absolute gem of an app. No bells & whistles, just effective and fast memory tools from all necessary perspectives. I'd LOVE to see this exact format for other languages/subjects.
Overall great The exercises I feel are very effective, and are simple to answer because of the great clarity in design. I'd like to point out, however, that for the exercise of "Choose the katakana", under the "Vowels, k & s", ソ does not ever come up; and if it does, not frequently enough. In the other two exercises, it seems to show up just fine.
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