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
Dec 8, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

13.2K reviews
Agnes Terenyi
April 18, 2024
I absolutely love it, can't imagine my life without this app anymore. When I watch anime, I have it open to check the words I hear. When I'm in Japan and trying to communicate, I can quickly pull it up to look up a word. The kanji breakdown and the verb forms are super useful and give a valuable insight that helps me remember the words. All the features are thoughtfully designed and the app works without any issues. Reliable and valuable tool, highly recommend it!
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Nadine Yamashita
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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A Google user
April 7, 2019
Good dictionary, with a functional (though not particularly pretty) interface. I like the ankidroid and kanji study integration. It doesn't try to duplicate the job of an IME, which some people could consider a negative, and only radical-based kanji search is available. It has good word-jump functionality, e.g. when viewing sample sentences. I really wish it had an option to display pitch accent.
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What's new

Kanji search by handwriting.
Write with AI: Correct your particles, grammar, phrasing.
Added more long tap menu options in search results.
Added draggable scrollbar in words list.