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
Jan 2, 2023

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
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4.38K reviews
Sean Farrell
January 10, 2023
Love this app! Has so much information, tons of fun games, great study tools, etc. I immediately upgraded to pro because I could see how useful it would be. One thing the developers might consider adding in the future is short reading texts at different levels; I find information is more solidified for me when I see it in a meaningful context. Or maybe that's already in the app somewhere! There's a lot here, and I feel like I'm just scratching the surface. Great app made by passionate people.
7 people found this review helpful
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January 11, 2023
Thanks for the feedback! We definitely want to add reading texts in the future, but it's a huge amount of content to be generated. It's definitely in the cards, just not yet set for a specific timeframe. Should you have any other ideas, just let me know! I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
DawnStreak (DawnStreak)
January 26, 2023
I am learning at a much quicker pace than when I took Japanese in high school. also, you can collect cute little stickers for completing quizzes and such. There are also cute little games to help you learn how to properly draw the figures at a more comfortable pace and learn how to do them quicker too. I haven't explored the full app yet but what I have seen so far makes this one of the best learning apps I've seen.
2 people found this review helpful
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January 28, 2023
I'm glad that you are enjoying it so much! We know a lot of those motivational systems help a lot of users, but they can be fully customized (or even disabled!) if needed. As you continue to explore renshuu, let me know if you have any questions! I'm always here at, or the ? button at the top of the app.
Bob Joe
December 6, 2022
Has all of the critical aspects to learn a language: a reasonable number of new items to learn per day, mnemonics to help you learn them, an option to make the questions more difficult by needing to write the answers yourself rather than select from multiple choice options (I like needing to write my Kana rather than select the right one), and the ability to mark items for review or to review all items. It also has cute artwork! Those are all free, but it's so good I might buy the full version.
21 people found this review helpful
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December 8, 2022
I'm glad you're enjoying all the customization that renshuu has available :) Should there be anything you'd like, but cannot yet find, just let me know! I can always be reached at, or the ? button at the top of the app.

What's new

Visual update for January 2023, numerous bug fixes, and better access to renshuu pro information for renshuu pro members!