Yomiwa - Japanese Dictionary and OCR

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4.5
3.72K reviews
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About this app

Yomiwa is a modern offline Japanese dictionary, including numerous features to help you read and learn Japanese. Yomiwa's dictionary has been built up from diverse sources in order to provide you with the one of the most complete Japanese dictionary app on the Play Store. The powerful search function lets you input words in any kind of alphabet (Kanjis, Hiraganas, Katakanas, Romajis). You can even input whole sentences.

Yomiwa also features powerful, fast and offline Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Yomiwa can recognize more than 4000 Japanese characters in your pictures or with your device camera. Japanese text is detected, recognized and parsed into words in a fraction of a second.

Yomiwa's OCR modes have been designed to help you read with ease all your favorite reading materials, such as mangas, newspapers, books or restaurant menus and signs.

Yomiwa also comes with a built-in Handwriting Recognition engine which recognizes Japanese characters from your touch-screen.

Extensive Dictionary:
• Complete information about Japanese words and Kanjis such as on-yomi, kun-yomi, meaning, stroke order, compounds etc.
• Many target languages available: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish and Hungarian
• More than 200K exemples sentences
• Handwriting Recognition
• Input characters by Drawing / Radical search / Keyboard
• Look up conjugated forms, even if they are incomplete
• Search definitions in any kind of alphabet: Kanjis / Hiraganas / Katakanas / Romajis.
• You can search from Japanese words or from foreign words
• Build vocabulary lists of Japanese words, Kanjis or Sentences (which you can share as files or text in many ways)
• Export your vocabulary lists to Anki
• A proper names database (such as people names, places, locations...)
• Listen to the Japanese pronunciation of words and example sentences through the "Speak" function

Optical Character Recognition (OCR): (one-time paid feature after a three-days free trial)
• A powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine which lets you translate Japanese characters in images
• Yomiwa can recognize more that 4000 Japanese characters
• Recognize Japanese text with your Live Camera or on Still Pictures (from your gallery)
• Read either horizontal or vertical Japanese text

Text Analyzer:
• Paste some text, or import it from the OCR modes, into the text analyzer to get definitions of each word in the text
• Furiganas are also displayed automatically
• Listen to the Japanese text with the "Speak" function

Web browser with furiganas displayed automatically:
• Yomiwa includes a web browser which lets you read Japanese websites with ease

Daily Word Lists extracted from Japanese news articles:
• Keywords appearing in the daily news are displayed in the app everyday. You can open the source news article and add Furiganas in order to read it with ease

Yomiwa Wall:
• Get help from the user community by sharing pictures on the Yomiwa Wall

Yomiwa is perfect for:
• Upgrading your reading skills to the next level by reading any Japanese text with Yomiwa OCR technology
• Using as your everyday Japanese dictionary
• Increasing your vocabulary by building your own word lists
• Learning and study Japanese Kanjis
• Improving your Japanese skills!

\We are very responsive to your feedback and suggestions: android.devteam@yomiwa.net

Twitter: twitter.com/YomiwaApp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yomiwaapp
Updated on
Jul 3, 2022

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4.5
3.72K reviews
B Hoskins
April 11, 2021
This app is awesome. It has so many options for translating; looking up words in the dictionary, drawing characters, and of course, the reason I downloaded it: using the camera. It doesn't work *every* time and sometimes requires some careful adjusting, but it honestly works better than I expected it to. I would definitely pay for Pro again.
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A Google user
July 26, 2019
This is by far the best app I've ever gotten to help in my Japanese studies. All the other alternatives I've ever tried are clunky and almost never accurate. Yomiwa is not only almost always correct as long as you can get a decent picture, it's dictionary is fantastic as well. It's not uncommon for me to be unable to find a particular word (or slang) in my other dictionaries or on Google and Yomiwa has come through for me there on many occasions. Best $5 I've ever spent.
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Tyler Fouts
February 17, 2022
I rarely rate anything, but I feel like this app deserves it. The ability to look up nearly any kanji with a drawing pad/radical selector makes this a 5 in my mind. This app helps me everyday with kanji I've never seen and would have no other way to look it up. On top of that it has a bunch of other neat features which are helpful if you want to use them.
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What's new

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