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I love this app, and highly recommend it to anyone who’s trying to learn Japanese, especially on a beginner level. But, I wish they accommodated for more advanced students, too. Such as, they only have Hiragana and Katakana writing practices. I would’ve loved some Kanji, since that’s what I struggle with most in writing (stroke order). At least some Grade 1/N5 Kanji would’ve been nice, since if you already know Hiragana and Katakana this is kind of just a refresh/stroke order type thing. (Which I still love). So, please add some beginner kanji, at least, and I will love this so much! Thank you!
First off, I’d like to say that the writing is a little too forgiving. It sometimes says I’m right when I know that I was far from matching the line. Second, the practice lesson before the tests are too easy. In the practice lesson it tells you the answer and immediately after you write it so the practice problems are ultimately useless because you just saw the answer. Thirdly, the review tool on the app costs money to use. I realize developers need to make money but I thought for free learners like me I’d just mention that. And lastly, the app only covers hiragana and katakana. No kanji, vocabulary, or anything.
I love this app because I’m learning Japanese and it helps me to be able to learn how to write the letters and see the detail so I can memorize them and learn them even better, and it la completely free!?! WHAT?! I’ve downloaded so many apps to help me learn how to write Japanese and they all only let me take one small lesson and then I have to pay but this app is amazing, other than the adds which you barely get this app is amazing, it’s just that o have one thing, it’s kinda annoying when you write something and it corrects the lines, it can be frustrating and it kinda stops me from perfecting the lines when the app does it for me. But that’s all, it’s just kinda annoying, like auto correct . But other then that this app is AMAZINGGG
After searching the App Store, Write Japanese is the only app that kept learning super simple without anything too fancy or having a ridiculous point system to “level up”. It teaches you a character and immediately lets you try to write it yourself. I love that you’re also hearing the character sound along with writing the character. Less is more and the simplicity of Write Japanese takes the cake!
Really good app for memorizing Katakana as well as refreshing on Hiragana. Only con is that on certain characters it is nearly impossible to get correct. The (A) Hiragana is extremely difficult to get correct and while I know how to write it, it still marks it incorrect and makes my overall star rating lower in the app for each level. Otherwise, it’s a good and handy dandy app to have.
It’s a very simple app useful for learning kana when you’re just starting out, the free version has ads but they’re not overbearing and don’t last long. Paying for it might be worth it to really speed up the recognition process as you get to study all the kana together in different orders, but considering how small learning the alphabet is in proportion to the language, and simple reading material you could find that’ll help you recognize kana faster as you read words, not just letters is why I didn’t pay for the full version. Nevertheless, it’s a great app I’ve found use of.
I’m a Japanese teacher facing the prospect of teaching Japanese 1 online this fall. I’ve spent a week on the App Store trying out every kana-teaching app that I could find. I’ve tried over 34 apps at this point! And to be perfectly honest, this is the ONLY app I’ve found that has what I’m looking for: It teaches how to WRITE kana while also teaching audio and visual recognition. The quizzes test both recognition (reading) and production (writing). There is audio reinforcement throughout both practices and tests. The home screen has a simple interface that shows progress at a glance. As a teacher, I can ask my students to show me screenshots of their quiz results or their home screen as evidence of their progress. The real important thing is that this app corrects students’ handwriting mistakes as they use it, which is something that I unfortunately can’t do in an asynchronous online learning environment. The app is fully free, unlike many of its competitors, although the paid version removes advertisements and unlocks a more robust “review” feature for users who have finished progressing through the hiragana and katakana chart the first time. I am so, so happy that this exists!!!
I’ve tried to learn hiragana for over a year on and off with different apps and I’d failed every time. I downloaded this app and forgot about it, but when I was waiting for someone I looked on my phone for an app to pass time, and I found this app. Then, in the span of a few weeks while using this app just to pass time, I was able to learn the whole hiragana alphabet. The lessons are separated in a simple and clear manner that makes it not overwhelming to learn. It feels like you are in control of your learning.
The best way to memorize the Kana is to write them. This app has you practice and them write Hirigana and also Katakana. It is the only app I have found that does this. My only request would be that once a few sections have been completed, there could be sort of an overall test of what has been learned. Otherwise, great app. Now how about one for Kanji?
Great app, super useful, responsive and fun. A lot of leeway is given with how the strokes snap into place, good and bad.I would prevent the first lesson page from jumping back up to the top of the list when exiting a lesson preview, and instead return to the spot in the list you were looking at. It always jumps back up when I'm searching through katakana groups.For some reason the katakana test, when doing all studied kana, makes no distinction between ji as ジ or ji as ヂ when asked to draw that character.I would love to see the same approach taken for kanji from this developer, at least JLPT N5 level or basic 2136 from the joyo table. Will 100% recommend to anyone else studying
Learn how to write Japanese hiragana and katakana in a fast, efficient and fun way. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’re able to remember new things with our real handwriting recognition and guided lessons. • Practice and test Learn stroke by stroke how to correctly write each kana character and then test your ability to write and recognize what you’ve learned. • Earn stars The faster you’re able to complete tests the more stars you’ll earn. Can you prove your mastery by achieving 3 stars on each lesson? • Custom review Review everything you’ve been studying to make sure you don’t forget anything you’ve studied. • Audio support We had our own audio professionally recorded so that you can start pairing sounds which what you’re learning. • Offline support Need to study on the go?