Aedict3 Japanese Dictionary

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About this app

The only Japanese dictionary worth paying for. An off-line english japanese dictionary which uses Jim Breen's JMDict (upgraded EDict)/KanjiDic2/WWWJDIC data along with data from the Tatoeba project. Does not require japanese keyboard. Internet access is used only to download the dictionary - the application itself works offline.

WARNING: Does not work correctly on some Galaxy Tabs 3, namely, the 10.1 Tab 3: users of 7" and 8" Tab tablets have reported that Aedict works correctly for them. Please do not buy this app if you own the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 device.

- allows kanji searching by parts/radicals, SKIP code search and by kanji drawing
- omnibar allows search by kana, romaji and/or english, german, french, Russian, Dutch, Portugalese, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovene, Swedish. Deinflects verbs automatically.
- powerful Japanese search: support for mixing kana and kanji (e.g. search for 見ため will also find 見た目), automatic vowel prolonging, e.g. しゅじん will also find しゅうじん.
- shows proper pitch accents for every word
- optionally shows romaji instead of hiragana/katakana.
- supports Hepburn, Nihon-Shiki and Kunrei-Shiki romanization systems
- JLPT/Joyo Quizes, with a simple SRS/Leitner support
- You can store entries in a notepad and practice the notepad contents with notepad quiz.
- Shows stroke order kanji diagrams (courtesy of KanjiVG), allows jlpt/Joyo Quiz kanji draw practice
- Samsung multi-window support, Japanese Names Dictionary support, shows verb conjugations
- Dropbox, OwnCloud and Aedict Online integration
- Japanese font for proper character display
- Kotowaza sentences dictionary taken from
- Export to AnkiDroid
- Add custom tags and colors to any dictionary entry

UPDATE NOTE: When updating Aedict, please also update all dictionaries, to gain access to the new features.

Aedict 3 needs to download the dictionaries which is cca 200mb download - please make sure that you are connected to the WIFI to avoid additional charges. Aedict 3 cannot use dictionaries used by Aedict 2.

Aedict 3 is based on Aedict 2.9 but introduces new Android 4 GUI. Aedict 3 works on Android 2.1 and greater.

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Updated on
Sep 13, 2022

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848 reviews
May 6, 2022
It's good, has lots of options and great technical performance. What runs new the wrong way though is that search options (starts-with, ends-with etc) are severely cut off, making them impossible to read. This is a basic UX problem that I haven't found any solution for. Also, there's no good way in-app to see what the subscription gives you. Free is a feature screen, but the google play payment popup appears directly over it, and backing out of that backs you out of the screen altogether.
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Rachel Kaelin
April 2, 2022
Truly the best Japanese dictionary. I've been using it now for at least 3 years. It contains kanji stroke orders, words labeled with how commonly -used they are, dictionaries focusing on specialized fields, and so on. Clean UI, not beautiful, but dependable and utilitarian. I opted to support the developer with a mere $1.61/mo--and he's putting out new features all the time. Most recent is a (paid) add-on for highlighting and translating text in the wild.
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A Google user
July 26, 2019
I have been using this dictionary for a long time now and i do find it very useful, specially to dearch Kanjis that i dont know of. also, i ran into some recurring crashing troubles with the app of which i sent three (!) reports to the developer before finally uninstalling and reinstalling the app again. it worked. kinda like have you tried to switch off and switch on the pc 😅 anyway great app.
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Martin Vysny3
December 18, 2019
Thank you for your support, we will fix this issue soon.

What's new

Fixed integration with AnkiDroid