Nihongo - Japanese Dictionary

Nihongo - Japanese Dictionary

By Serpenti Sei LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-07-13
  • Current Version: 1.28.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 390.48 MB
  • Developer: Serpenti Sei LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 15.0+
Score: 4.8
4.8
From 799 Ratings

Description

Nihongo is an offline Japanese dictionary, flashcard app, and reading assistant, designed to make the best use of the time you dedicate to studying Japanese. Our dictionary is made to find what you're looking for fast, with the words Japanese speakers actually use at the top of every search result, and every word marked as "common", "uncommon", or "rare". "Clippings", our reading assistant, is what makes Nihongo stand apart from other dictionaries. Paste in Japanese text from a website, email, an eBook, or anywhere else, and we'll add furigana or romaji to every word. We also enable you to tap on any word to see its definition. This will truly change the way you read Japanese. And now, you can get the same experience right in Safari using our Safari extension. Personal experience (as well as a good deal of research in second-language acquisition) has shown us that the words that you're most likely to remember are the words that you're encountering naturally. To this end Nihongo automatically draws from your search history and clippings to compile flashcard decks filled with words for which you already have context. This makes it easy to study both the words you looked up during Japanese class, and those that appear in your favorite song or videogame. And by adding notes to the back of flashcards you can further connect each vocabulary word to your personal contextual understanding. Kanji flashcards prompt you to draw the missing kanji from the words you're studying, creating stronger connections between the characters and their real-world use. Built-in kanji decks give you 2 or 3 key words to study for each kanji. This app is only possible because of the JMDict (edrdg.org) and Tatoeba (tatoeba.org) projects. I highly encourage you to support these incredible projects that make apps like Nihongo possible! DICTIONARY * Over 180,000 words, 165,000 example sentences, and 6000 kanji entries. * Every word clearly marked as common, uncommon, or rare. * Add your own notes to any dictionary entry. * Quickly identify transitive/intransitive word pairs. * Audio pronunciations of words and example sentences (Requires Nihongo Pro) PHOTO LOOKUP (OCR) [Pro] * Look up words just by taking a picture. * Uses Google Cloud Vision to provide high-quality text recognition. * Just tap on a word to look it up. CLIPPINGS (READING ASSISTANT) [Pro] * Adds furigana or romaji to text pasted into the app. * Tap on any word to see its definition without leaving the clipping. * Flashcard deck automatically created so you can study the new words in a clipping. * Display text horizontally or vertically. * Have Nihongo read any clipping out loud. FLASHCARDS [Pro] * Flashcards automatically generated from words you lookup in the dictionary or paste into the app. * Nihongo learns what words you know, and won't bother you again with words you've mastered. * Built-in kanji flashcard decks up through Middle School. * Intuitive spaced repetition flashcard system for vocabulary and kanji drawing. * Level up flashcards by studying every day. * No penalty for missing a day of study, come back anytime. SEARCH * Search using English, Japanese, or romaji. * Supports searching for conjugated words in both English and Japanese. * Search for kanji using radicals and stroke counts. SAFARI EXTENSION [Pro] * Add furigana or romaji to webpages. * Tap on words to see definition within Safari. Nihongo Pro Terms of Use Read our full Terms of Service at https://nihongo-app.com/terms_of_use.html.

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Reviews

The Perfect App

5
This is the best app I have ever used in my life. Have tried other OCR apps to use on manga and they are complicated to use/don’t work well. I love how I can just click on any word and with a tap of a button able to the add the image so I can see where that vocabulary word is coming from/get context. It’s also easy to transfer decks from iPhone to iPad if you are unable to sync. Press share and then email it to yourself as if you click on export it’s in a format only Anki can read. You can even reorder vocabulary so if you accidentally deleted a word just re add it back it and click on the i button by the deck name. I’ve never happy I got the lifetime while it was 50% off. Worth every penny.
By DarkRedAngel247

Easy to use and great context sentences

5
When I look up meanings of kanji or phrases, I get absorbed by the great variety of context sentences. They are varied interesting and I get to completely understand the nuances of whatever Word or phrase I was looking up. I had thought of buying Kenkyusha’s new Japanese English Dictionary, but don’t need it after all!
By kayagiri

Works well for reading manga

5
I am using this to read manga for learning Japanese. I do a screen capture and load it into the app, which recognizes text. I can then look up words. On the whole, it works quite well, and is the best I have found. It ends up getting about 80% of the text recognized by OCR, particularly good for kanji. The dictionary is good as well. Things that are not working as well as I would like: * It tends to translate word by word (or short phrase), which makes it miss some phrases * The missing 20% of the text that it can’t recognize for OCR, sometimes inexplicably, which exacerbates the problem above of not correctly translating a phrase. * The number of clicks required to read page after page is high. It would be nice if this use case was streamlined. I generally pair it with DeepL for whole sentence translation. That is pretty amazing, but doesn’t do OCR. It would be great to be able to make it easier to e.g. copy all the text found, or do some deeper integration.
By Reachfh99

Time saver

5
Don’t stop this app is awesome !! It took me forever to find an app with all these features. I’m busy so making y own clashcards is hard.. Quizlet has great learning tools but is time consuming for Vocab. The flash card system is pretty good may need some tweaking as time goes on to ensure older cards get adaquit review but compared to giants like Quizlet who have masted it this app does well. Anyone complaining about the ,only is just cheep this person obviously puts a lot of work and deserves to be compensated.
By mji1989

Great, but some suggestions..

5
I love this app. I’ve been using it for a while to store my heard words and use them to make sentences for anki decks. What I wished was available as a feature is searching words by frequency. For example, having a section for common words, a section for uncommon, a section for rare etc Also, it would be nice to be able to browse the JLPT words at once by category without having to learn through the integrated in app SRS. For example all N4 words would be in a list to see what you’ll be studying.
By Diamond Vercetti

Great new functions

5
I really like this new handed writing functions it makes search very convenient and efficient
By yalin2019

Excellent

5
This app is an excellent supplemental resource in my quest to learn Japanese. Highly recommended!
By The Hatter's Madder Brother

FINALLY! Handwriting!

5
I’ve been waiting a very long time for this app to have handwriting included. There are so many times when I’m in a situation and I love using this app, but using the radical look up just takes too much time, and I have to use another app. Now I can read magazines and play video games without having to separate my flashcards from my look up app!
By Emperor Pants

Just what I needed

5
I’m still in the basics but this dictionary is very helpful. I’m learning more vocabulary and kanji every day as well as grammar. Soon I will find Japanese friends on a app so I can help them with English and they can help me with Japanese. There must always be a balance in any relationship where the other person has something just as valuable to offer that way there is always harmony. I’m not a English professor and my English grammar isn’t the strongest but my goal is to help someone become fluent in English while I become fluent in Japanese.
By Japan2022bound

Pretty great!

4
Love the links to other words in example sentences, “elements” that make up kanji, and the new search-as-you-type functionality. Subscriptions and a lofty lifetime purchase are a bit of a miss, for me, but I suppose that’s where everyone is headed. For the type of functionality a dictionary provides, it’s a tough sell, but to each their own. Would love to see an “identify the kanji by drawing” feature like Shirabe offers, and explanations/links for the various verb conjugation forms.
By atraver

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