Kanji Senpai

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About this app

Kanji Senpai will help you learn Japanese vocabulary and kanji.
By using a spaced repetition system (SRS) you can memorize the different aspects of each vocabulary: meaning, pronunciation, reading, listening, writing, etc.

Included it's the N5 level of the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) vocabulary list and you can download (for free!) all the levels (though N1).

Ah! This app assumes you've already mastered hiragana and katakana.

• Study several vocabulary aspects: reading, listening, writing, meaning and handwrite
• Answers are not so easy so you will really learn that the kanji for "person" is 人 (hito), no 八 (for example)
* In the kanji write aspect, strokes are checked for rightness (there's even a strict mode!)
• Lists can be downloaded and upgraded
• You can a study a session without audio questions (in case you're in a public place with no headphones)
• There are vocabulary translations for English and Spanish
• You can create custom lists
• Example sentences (currently for the N5 and N4 levels)

If you are serious about learning Japanese, you can download premium audio packs for the study lists (don't worry, it's cheap!). These audios are professionally audio recorded from a Japanese native teacher that will help you master the vocabulary.

The Audio pack for a list (inapp purchase) will unlock:
• Audio for words
• Audio aspect (you'll be asked for listening questions)
• Kanji handwritten aspect (you'll have to write kanji and kana)
• Ads will be disabled
• Unlimited custom lists

Additionally you can purchase the Sentences pack for:
• Example sentences for vocabulary
• Questions with context
• Listen to sentences with Text to speech

With your support, the application will evolve with new exciting features.
Updated on
Dec 17, 2023

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
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Ratings and reviews

3.32K reviews
A Google user
October 16, 2018
I would rate it 5 stars but the recent update is trash. It's still a solid app, but a few problems is the long wait time when coming across audio pack words. It's misplaced in my opinion, it shouldn't be placed in the middle of a learning session but instead it should have been moved to the main menu or even upon opening the app. The 30 second wait could deter people from wanting to learn. Also the addition to the kanji writing system. I understand its helpful to learn how to write kanji but some people use it for vocabulary srs learning. There isn't a way to custom tailor it to remove those reviews from the review chart. So now i have over 200 reviews from kanji writing even though the option is disabled in my settings. The only way to clear it, is to enable it and go through the long process of manually drawing kanji. The pacing is also different now as well, immediately after you learn a word another shows up and it never was that quick before the update.
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October 31, 2018
Hi! You get the message about buying the audio pack when a word from a free list is used. This message tries to make explicit why you won't get kanji writing for that word (many questions about this in our support email). It's an internal ad too. Currently you can't remove reviews but you can choose per list which aspects you want to add.
A Google user
October 11, 2018
I love this app but I beg the dev to stop asking me to buy the audio pack after every single word. This effectively makes the app unusable. Edit: Wait 30s (still a little annoying that you can't just close out) and the message no longer appears after each subsequent word. Overall still a wonderful tool I have used for quite some time.
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October 10, 2018
Hi Adrian, that shouldn't happen. I just tested the app and as expected it only reminds you about unlocking lists once in a session. Please, can you use the "Get support" in the Settings option?
A Google user
May 28, 2019
Nice app to learn new vocab and kanji, but the handwriting section is off on some words. Random lines and strokes are accepted as correct answers The price for audio is ridiculious. 14 lists at $3.49 comes out to near$50. You're better off spending on other apps that offer a much lower price for way more than audio. Also wish learning and reviewing were in seperate catogories. Once you finish your review, you're forced to learn new vocab without being able to go over old stuff til next day.
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