Japanese Dictionary Takoboto

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About this app

Offline Japanese-English dictionary and Japanese language learning study tool. Includes example sentences, kanji information and conjugated forms for each word. Some Japanese words are also translated to many other languages (see below).

The words can be searched using kanji, kana, romaji or latin alphabets. Full sentences and conjugated forms are also recognized. Kanji can be searched by selecting multiple radicals.


- 200,000+ Japanese words with English translations
- Search as you type with kanji, kana, romaji or alphabet
- Example phrases to see how words are used
- Easy kanji search by selecting multiple radicals
- Conjugations are provided and can be searched as well
- Common misspellings are recognized
- Voice audio using text-to-speech
- Dark theme for studying Japanese at night
- Export to AnkiDroid
- Favorites, history and custom lists of words for review
- Flashcards
- Can add your own custom translations and contribute new words
- Ready-made study lists
- Kana charts
- Japanese grammar links to external web sites
- Pitch display
- Japanese definitions for some words

TAKOBOTO CLOUD (requires paid subscription):

- Synchronize your lists and study data
- Backup your lists and translations to the cloud
- Share lists with others and download shared online study lists
- Access extra online resources such as real voice audio
- Remove ads from study game

OTHER FEATURES (ads sponsored):

- Study game / study quizzes (beta)


The Japanese words are partially translated to many languages. Translations can be contributed directly from the app too. Available languages are:

- Japanese ↔ English (100% translated)
- Japanese ↔ German (66% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Russian (43% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Spanish (31% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Dutch (29% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Hungarian (28% translated)
- Japanese ↔ French (26% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Thai (23% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Portuguese (22% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Indonesian (20% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Swedish (20% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Chinese (19% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Italian (19% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Polish (18% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Finnish (17% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Korean (17% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Persian (16% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Vietnamese (16% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Ukrainian (15% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Arabic (15% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Czech (14% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Danish (12% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Romanian (12% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Slovene (11% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Greek (11% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Lithuanian (8% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Malay (8% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Hindi (8% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Latvian (7% translated)
- Japanese ↔ Tagalog (6% translated)

Like most of the Japanese dictionary apps out there, the data is from the awesome JMdict project made by the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group thanks to Jim Breen and others.


If you'd like to get more frequent updates with experimental features (and bugs), please subscribe to receive beta versions by following this link:
Updated on
May 11, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

12.3K reviews
danelle saputo
April 27, 2023
My favorite of all the online dictionaries. Ad free, super slim, clean looking, full offline use. The information is organized in an intuitive way to keep the screen clutter free and easy to read at a glance. Anki flashcards can be made directly from the app with a tap , most words have 2 or more native speaker recordings. I do wish the flashcards included audio. If it did, it would probably be my only deck, but this app has everything else. Japanese monolingual definitions are being added too!
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April 28, 2023
This is AMAZING!!! Particles matched with words, native pitch accent audio, very excellent free version that is nonintrusive, it is a constant project that only gets better with each update! The quizzing is also super helpful and super fun. You can always tap on a term you don't know or messed up to see everything about it! All in the blink of an eye. Made me so happy that I bought the lifetime version to support this app and those who contribute to its continuous improvement! Tysm 4 the app <3
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Kitty Chan
April 30, 2023
Best japanese dictionary app ever! No ads. Simple and easy to use. There are so much options for many different results of words for your search. And you can search many things. And each word it gives you has so many cool features like kanji strokes and forms and examples and everything! Theres so much more stuff that this app gives thats too much to explain! 10/10 I reccomend. Its really really good and useful.
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What's new

Bug fixes and small improvements.
Working on app's UI translations (If you can, please help translating to your language in the Settings, UI Language section. Thank you!).