Japanese Kanji Study - 漢字学習

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About this app

Kanji Study aims to be a helpful and easy-to-use tool for learning Japanese kanji. The app includes SRS, flashcards, multiple choice quizzes, writing challenges, kanji and word search, custom sets and much more. Kanji Study hopes to be your essential companion for mastering kanji.

The app is not entirely free; however, the free version has no ads and offers unlimited study of beginner kanji, radicals, hiragana and katakana. The dictionary and all info screens are also free and unrestricted. The one-time upgrade unlocks the remaining kanji levels and allows you to create your own custom sets. It also supports the continued development of this project.

Main Features

Flashcard study
• Rote memorize kanji in manageable sized sets.
• View stroke animations, readings, meanings and examples.
• Customize theme, layout, displayed actions and swipe behavior.
• Assign study ratings to filter kanji out as you learn them.

Multiple-choice quizzes
• Customize quizzes to show readings, meanings, example words or sentences.
• Example words can be selected from JLPT, common vocab and favorites.
• Quiz times and distractors adapt based on your results.
• Further customize to repeat wrong answers, auto-play audio, pause after answering and more.

Writing challenges
• Improve your kanji recognition by challenging yourself to recall and write kanji.
• Learn the correct stroke order using a finely-tuned stroke detection algorithm.
• Correct strokes will snap into place and hints will appear if you are struggling.
• Detect accuracy stroke by stroke or use the self-assessment mode.

Quick kanji and word search
• Search over 6k kanji using readings, radicals, stroke counts, levels and more all in one text field.
• Search over 180k words by kanji, kana, romaji or translation language in the same one text field.
• Combine any number of criteria and see them highlighted in the results.
• Completely offline and very optimized for quick searching.

Detailed info screens
• View animated strokes, readings and meanings as well as your study time and quiz stats.
• See a breakdown of the radicals found within each kanji.
• Check out example words (grouped by the kanji readings), sentences and names.
• Explore the kanji used within each of the examples and use the breadcrumbs to navigate back.

Additional Features

★ Study kanji in various sequences including JLPT and Japanese school grades.
★ Notify yourself with custom study reminders when you haven't studied.
★ Read Japanese text with over 8k native audio files and text-to-speech support.
★ Add shortcuts to your home screen to study a particular set.
★ Use the rankings screen to make custom sets based on study stats.
★ Favorite kanji, radicals and examples for referencing later.
★ Save progress using Google Drive or local storage.
★ Customize MANY additional settings.


Guided Study
Continue the kanji study journey with unlimited use of the SRS module that tracks kanji and schedules them for review, optimizing your learning efficiency.

Graded Reading Sets
Learn kanji through reading. Adds 30k+ mini reading exercises graded kanji-by-kanji in the Kanji Learner's Course sequence.

Outlier Kanji Dictionary
Understand the underlying logic behind the Japanese writing system by learning how kanji actually work.

Permissions (optional)

- In-app Purchase (purchase upgrade)
- External Drive (store backup files)
- Install Shortcuts (add home screen shortcuts)
- Run at startup (reschedule notifications)
- Full network access (send analytics)


There is a volunteer translation project with contributions to over 30 languages. If you would like to help, please send me an email.
Updated on
Feb 26, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

48.8K reviews
Gerald Farmer
February 20, 2024
Pretty good app, took it up after my previous app stopped updating. Guided practice takes a lot of the hassle out of organizing practice time and ensures regular review of your Kanji (and kana, and vocabulary) without overwhelming you. I wish there were a place to submit feedback, since there are certain features I would like to see added - most notably, I would like to see example words in conjunction with the writing practice screen
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Chase Colburn
February 20, 2024
Feel free to email me from within the app anytime. I get this request often and it's something I might build if I shift the focus to more vocab. Good luck with your studies!
Larry Chisholm
February 17, 2024
I've been using this app for 2 years and have come to realize that it deserves 5 stars, even for the free version. It offers a great deal of information and is very well cross-referenced with compound words and sentence examples. I especially appreciate how kanji are broken down by radicals and components, as well as their historical evolutions.
7 people found this review helpful
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Chase Colburn
February 17, 2024
I'm glad you like my app. Edit: Thanks for updating your review and good luck with your studies!
Ben Moskowitz
February 2, 2024
TR;DL: great variety, kinda pricy but good value. | Great app for practicing kanji and learning Japanese vocabulary. The layout is cleaner and more professional than other apps. I love the flashcards and variety in the quizzes types. You can practice a kanji's meaning, its reading, how it's written, and how it's used in different words. But kinda of pricey. Features have be bought piecemeal, wish there was a discounted bundle or a lower price. I'ld get all the features if it was cheaper.
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What's new

- Changed Guided Study repeat quizzes to be inserted randomly.
- Fixed bug with Learn by Reading display options.
- Fixed bug with browse grid display options.
- Fixed bug with actions in kana info screen.
- Improved application launch speed.