renshuu - Japanese learning

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About this app

A cute, ad-free, and enjoyable learning experience is waiting for you in the Renshuu community! The free version is unlimited: there’s no timer before you are forced to pay!

★ A path for every learning style and every goal ★
Whether you are getting started with the alphabets or have been studying for years, jump in exactly where you belong! Don’t waste time going through what you already know.

Renshuu maintains learning paths for most textbooks, the JLPT, Kanji Kentei, and for those who just want to learn. You can also carve out your own path! Our community has over 10,000 user-made lessons for even more focused learning.

★ Cute, relaxing, and fun ★
Our mascot Kao-chan is here to let you enjoy learning Japanese, whether it’s through collectible coins every time you quiz, a character that evolves as you learn, manga pages that you unlock, or hundreds of hand-made illustrations.

Additionally, we have both single and multiplayer games to help you keep your learning and reviewing fresh!

★ Personal service ★
We are just a two-person company - and we don’t use chat bots. That means that every question you have gets an answer directly from us.

★ Rich, in-depth materials ★
■ Vocabulary: over 15,000 native-recorded audio files, 17,000 hand-picked images, and 160,000 example sentences make understanding vocabulary a breeze. Our growing library of accent/pitch data can even help you with accent reduction.
■ Kanji: 12,000+ kanji, with no limits on what you can study! Over 2,000 colorful mnemonics help you to understand and retain the meanings.
■ Grammar: Over 800 different expressions, each complete with native-written model sentences, construction diagrams, audio, and over 7,500 hand-made quiz questions.
■ Sentences: Thousands of sentences complete with audio, divided by theme and difficulty levels.

★ A superior quiz system designed around Japanese ★
Our SRS-for-Japanese system doesn’t treat Japanese materials like flashcards to be memorized, and breaks every item down into individual components so you can understand, and not just memorize. Mastery schedules keep you studying only what you need to, pushing weaker materials to the front for you to focus on.

Dozens of different question styles keep things fresh, while a flexible input system (multiple choice, typing, or writing) lets you answer the way that you want to.

★ Customizable down to the last character ★
Renshuu doesn’t believe that there is a single way of studying that everyone should adhere to. Our expansive settings and customizations let you adjust the learning environment to what works best for you.
Updated on
Jun 30, 2022

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Financial info and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.33K reviews
Tianna Kee
July 28, 2022
I love Renshuu! You can set your own practice pace and create personalized lesson plans. The dictionary is vast and impressive. I refer to it even when I'm learning somewhere else, it's just that good! It even breaks down Kanji into comprehensible pieces. The games are fun and diverse, and the grammar lessons are super helpful. The website version is also fantastic - it matches up perfectly to the app version. If I could add one thing, it would be speaking exercises for pronunciation practice.
6 people found this review helpful
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July 30, 2022
I'm so happy to hear that you feel that way about renshuu! I would definitely love to add speaking practice in the future. We are a tiny team (just two people), so it does take time to add new functionality, but it's definitely on my wish list. Should you have any other requests, just let me know! I'm always available at
Danielle ASMR
July 25, 2022
I only recently started studying Japanese, but this app is pretty cute. I use this along with a couple of other resources. I like that it's low pressure compared to some other apps and offers lessons, so I can take my time learning the material and grammar. There appears to be an active community and games on the app as well. it's a nice change of pace to supplement your language learning with
5 people found this review helpful
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July 27, 2022
We definitely aim for a low-stress environment - studying should be on your terms! Our community is indeed awesome, and I hope you consider some of our weekly events! Should you have any questions while learning with us, just let me know. I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
Jay Gudger
May 23, 2022
Great app! A little unpolished but extremely versatile and customizable. Best for intermediate learners. The best app for the technical aspects of language learning. Paid for Pro but none of the features are available to me. It just keeps telling me to subscribe to Pro, when I try to, it says "Error You have already subscribed to Renshuu Pro". Can't contact support in app. Edit: Fixed by canceling subscription and repurchase. Only charged once.
33 people found this review helpful
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May 23, 2022
I'm so sorry it didn't activate automatically! Just add an FYI, if you tap the question mark icon at the top of the app, there's a button to contact me directly. Should you have any other issues, just let know! I'm also at if you prefer email. I want you to be 100% happy with your subscription!

What's new

More lessons under Japanese Basics in the menu, and preparations for new features due out this summer!