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, 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.
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

Ratings and reviews

8.68K reviews
Austin Senn
June 30, 2024
Coming from other similar language apps this one has so much more to offer and has so much charm. I have only been using the app for about a week now with very little japanese language knowledge beforehand and it's been very useful. I love the amount of customization with studying and the quizzes. There's a ton of resources such as: grammar breakdown, huge dictionary, the user made mnemonics, daily quests, several games, a reading buddy, text analyzer, and all the cute art. Check it out!
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July 1, 2024
Thanks so much for the detailed review, I really appreciate it! I hope you continue to enjoy learning with us as you progress into week two and beyond! Should you need help with anything on renshuu, do let me know. I am always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
Sarah (Kricket)
May 13, 2024
I have dabbled with many different apps to try to learn Kanji. This is hands down the best app I've found so far. The variety of instruction, games, videos, community, etc, keeps learning interesting. Also, the highly customizable pacing and difficulty makes this ideal for users of all ability levels. I can't say enough good things about renshuu.
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May 14, 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words - glad that everything renshuu has is working out for you! If you have any questions or issues as you progress, feel free to reach out to me. I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.