It's OK, but not even close to the best This used to be the best Japanese-English dictionary available for Android, but it's rarely updated (last update 2 YEARS AGO!). So while it has a nice layout, it hasn't kept up as competing apps quickly & continuously improve. AEDICT3, for example, offers everything this app has, plus multiple dictionaries, a flexible attractive GUI, multiple input options, a myriad of import/export methods, add-on functions, and consistent updates from a responsive developer. This app seems ultra-generic by comparison!
The best Japanese dictionary on Android! Finally - a worthy Japanese dictionary, and a solid contender to similar apps available only on the iPhone. This app should definitely get more exposure! I could think of only two things that should be added: 1. Transitive and intransitive verbs should be linked to one another. For example, the intransitive verb 乗る should be linked to its transitive mate - 乗せる. 2. Kana table should have animations, to show how each kana should be written.
Absolutely Brilliant and Simple! This application is very useful for me with utilising the Kanji characters accurately, but I find the audio a bit annoying to deal with. Naturally, I listen to the sound a few times, then use some Roumaji translator to decypher what it sounds like. If I would recommend one improvement to this software, I would recommend adding a Roumaji and Hiragana text translation option and a "syllable-to-syllable" audio function. Also, this application needs some "common phrase" translations. Otherwise, it is fantastic!
Needs just a little more It's a great dictionary for Kanji, but it'd be infinitely better if I could write out Hiragana and Katakana in the handwriting area. Only some Hiragana show up, and some absolutely will not pop up. At least I can easily get results typing Romanji but it doesn't make for good immersion practice.
My favourite dictionary This is easily my favourite Japanese English dictionary. The reason I have not rated it 5 stars is because I cannot input kana or kanji using the Swype keyboard (I'm not sure if it can be done on other keyboards), and the handwriting feature isn't that good. It took me ten tries to input 太 using the correct stroke order.
Very good It has everything it needs to make an excellent dictionary. Example phrases for words, compound words for kanji, easy and efficient navigation and lists by JLPT levels. Everything I was looking for. Handwriting recognition is indeed poor, but searching by radical is better for learning anyway. My only complaint is it can't be moved to SD, for an app this large it would be useful. Great work, thank you!
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