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
28 Nov 2023

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Ratings and reviews

811 reviews
Bob Dobbs
9 February 2022
I was pissed at how the developer transitioned to the subscription model, but the features available on this app make it worth the small subscription fee. I've tried tons of different Japanese dictionaries on Android, and though many are good, I always come back to Aedict for features and ease of use. I also love that there is an online version of this dictionary that mirrors your notes and lists, (though the online version is buggy, and crashes when trying to add new notes - and the bug reporting system via Google groups e-mail does not work - ughh!).
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Martin Vysny3
2 January 2018
Thanks for letting me know! Unfortunately I can't reproduce the issue, for me the CSV exports properly. Can you please open a bug report at and describe exact steps how to reproduce the issue? Also please include the Aedict version.
Rachel Kaelin
2 April 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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Domenic Denicola
2 June 2023
Such a frustrating app. It's a good dictionary! But more than half the time when you open it, it forces you to watch while it downloads new dictionaries. Several hundred megabytes, usually. So even over a fast connection, you're waiting for a while before you can finally look up that word you were curious about. I wish it would just not block on dictionary updates. (You can try to X out but that will close the app.) I've struggled with this app for over a year and it's so painful.
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Martin Vysny3
20 August 2023
Hi, thank you ☺️ the dictionaries should update once per month so it shouldn't be super annoying; however please go to settings, dictionaries and automatic updates and set it to "never", hopefully that helps.

What's new

Dictionary files moved to