GENKI Kanji Cards for 2nd Ed.

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About this app

NOTE: This is for the 2nd edition of GENKI. If you are using the 3rd edition of GENKI books, please purchase the app "GENKI Kanji for 3rd Ed."

Learn basic kanji through kanji words:
GENKI Kanji Cards is a digital card app that helps users become able to recognize 317 basic kanji by studying more than 1,100 kanji words at their own pace!

This is the second official app to be released for “GENKI: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese,” a best-selling series of Japanese learning materials boasting more than 1.2 million copies sold.

◆ Users can view the cards as they like, enabling them to study at their own pace.
◆ By repeating a process of memorization and self-checking, learners can master readings of kanji words and recognition of basic kanji.
◆ Cards already mastered are progressively removed from the card deck, so users can concentrate on just the kanji that challenge them, making for a more efficient approach to learning.

Study methods and functions
◇ “MyDeck” allows users to view the cards over and over, so they can take their time learning.
・Users memorize the kanji by freely displaying or hiding each card’s kanji word or reading.
・The cards in MyDeck can be shuffled.
・Basic information on the target kanji is provided on the back of each card.
・Fun illustrations and mnemonic hints help users to better retain the kanji studied.
(The illustrations and hints are taken from the very popular learning resource “Kanji Look and Learn.”)
・The stroke order of each kanji is shown with animation.

◇ “Check” helps learners to track their mastery.
・Users check their understanding of the cards studied and sort them into those mastered and those not yet retained.
・Retention can be checked by going from Reading to Kanji, or vice-versa.
・The cards already mastered are taken out of the set, leaving behind just those that still need to be worked on.

◇ “List” displays a list of all the words and kanji covered by the app so that users can see their progress and review them.
・In the lists arranged in lesson order, a-i-u-e-o order, or alphabetical order, checkmarks are automatically placed next to words that have been mastered. The cards can be displayed from the list entries, enabling quick review.
・Kanji information on the cards can be displayed from the entries in the On/Kun list.

○This app is based on the kanji and kanji words learned in the second edition of GENKI.
○It functions the same as the iPhone version of GENKI Kanji Cards.
○The stroke order animations may not run properly on some devices/platforms. If this occurs, try restarting your device.
○Ads: The app does not display any ads that might interfere with learning.
○GENKI Vocab Cards, another Android app based on the GENKI textbook, is also available.

Developed by the GENKI App Team, Guild Inc.
Updated on
Aug 20, 2017

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Ratings and reviews

56 reviews
A Google user
October 30, 2019
I want to love this app, it has asimple system for review and marking cards you need to come back to, but despise the 6 second animation where you can't hit any buttons after checking your answer. There are 1300 cards in this app, and each of them has two settings (J -> E and E -> J). Some simple math tells me that's over 4 hours of waiting for an animation to end. Please let us hit the buttons during the animation - or just don't have an animation, just flip the card when requested.
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Shiro Gyuuniku
May 23, 2022
Dear creator. You need to add a feature that turns off the answers in check mode, you have the answer written at the bottom which makes check mode pointless. Also when i click on the Tomodachi reading on the reverse side of the card it crashes everytime. Other than that its a great companion to the Genki books and ive learned 100+ kanji in under 2 months
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A Google user
June 14, 2019
Unfortunately it is just a kanji list, with yes/no/unsure buttons to let the user self assess their own ability. It has not helped me at all, I would like a refund. I was hoping for a quiz feature that would help me learn.
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What's new

The app icon and launch screens have been updated to reflect the corporate logo change.