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Learn Japanese - AccelaStudy® app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 7776 ratings )
Travel Education
Developer: Renkara Media Group, Inc.
9.99 USD
Current version: 3.6.1, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 03 Aug 2008
App size: 32.91 Mb

AccelaStudy Japanese is the award-winning language education software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that helps you understand and pronounce words in the shortest possible time. Learn new Japanese words quickly, easily, and permanently with AccelaStudy Japanese.

Join over 6,000,000 people worldwide who have used AccelaStudy to master a language. Perfect for students, teachers, travelers, executives, and anyone who wants to quickly increase their fluency in Japanese.

AccelaStudy Japanese features six proven methods to improve retention, pronunciation, and comprehension of fundamental Japanese vocabulary.

AccelaStudy is even more powerful in the cloud! With a free AccelaStudy Cloud account you can:
• Sync all of your study sets and progress to all of your devices.
• Add new devices at any time. Install AccelaStudy on your new device, sign into your AccelaStudy Cloud account, and your data will automatically be restored to that new device!
• Study online or offline. AccelaStudy syncs immediately while online and any offline data is synced automatically when you go online again.
• Share AccelaStudy with family members and classmates. Signing out of AccelaStudy allows another user to sign in with their account while preserving all data in the cloud.

• PRONOUNCE each word perfectly after listening to NATIVE SPEAKER audio for all words.

• Learn over 2,100 basic and advanced Japanese VOCABULARY words in 60+ subject areas, including Colors, Days, Months, Seasons, Numbers and Counting, Time, Weather, Directions, Food and Drink, Cooking, Meals, Clothing, Moods and Attitudes, Shapes, Anatomy, Medical, Nature and the Outdoors, Animals, Banking and Business, Family and Relationships, Music.

• SPACED REPETITION feature helps you quickly memorize new Japanese words
• Automatic STATISTICS help you track your learning progress
• Searchable DICTIONARY of all vocabulary in Japanese and English
• Flashcards
• Multiple Choice Quiz
• Audio Quiz
• Completely HANDS-FREE mode allows you to study Japanese vocabulary while driving or jogging

AccelaStudy Japanese is a powerful and effective tool for mastering Japanese vocabulary. Start learning with AccelaStudy Japanese today!

Please refrain from sending your bug reports or feature requests for AccelaStudy Japanese using the App Store. Instead, to ensure a direct response from us send them to You can also tweet us at We’re always happy to help our users and receive their comments!

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Pros and cons of Learn Japanese - AccelaStudy® app for iPhone and iPad

Learn Japanese - AccelaStudy® app good for

I agree with the first poster. This is (perhaps) a great tool for intermediate/advanced students of Japanese, but what about beginners? It would be great if there was at least an option to toggle either furigana or even better, romaji, so that we could actually READ the Japanese text. Ill change my rating as soon as that option is added! PS. it IS nice to see a Japanese app here, though. edit: its nice to see developers listening to feedback and adding features like this. Thanks!
ive bought 4 of the major japanese/english applications for iphone and Accelastudy is the one i use the most now. after 2 months of using only the quiz portion of the application, i have increased my actual speaking vocabulary to more than 300 words! the ability to learn one function at a time is great also. it was very intimidating to learn a word in hiragana and its kanji but the ability to learn one function at a time and swap it around is really cool! the only thing i wish it had was a alphabet speed test ,stroke order, and writing function. im sure if they do update to those features, there will be no reason to use any other program with the exception of a dictionary at the most!!! GREAT APP!!!!
To the developer: please make sure the audio quality in the voice pronounciation is clear/loud and please offer both male & female voiceover because some native female voiceovers are aweful in other language learning software.
This is the best app I have used to learn and practice my Japanese. My only preference is that in the quiz/test it would be good if it displayed some kind of score at the end of the quiz. then I could try to improve the score by studying more.
This application is the most effective language learning tool Ive used. Period. I love the new UI and the new spaced repetition feature. Very well written. I strongly recommend this app for anyone wanting to learn Japanese!
This app for Japanese is one of the few apps of the language in the app store that actualy teach YOU Japanese. I STRONGLY recommend it to people who want to learn Japanese. It does need maybe some charts that teach Hiragana & Katakana. But overall very great. Also I believe it is the best Japanese app in the app store. And hopefully verbs come in version 1.4.5. Buy it.

Some bad moments

For $15 its not exactly worth it. I feel stupid for buying this. It doesnt show romaji or hiragana for people who cant read the many kanji symbols. This app would be much better if hiragana and romaji were implimented.
This is pointless, there is no furigana or romaji to let users know how to pronounce kanji/entire words. Adding pronounciation is a standard dictionary practice. This app is the biggest rip off
This app is useless it only shows you words with its pronunciation (some are useless) theres no explanation no explanation for romaji or kanji words. Buy I start Japanese it explains everything about Japanese language and it has a lower price so buy it instead of this app.
Overall its an ok program. Great user interface. I love the custom study lists. The quiz functions are very effective. This program should focus on building vocab though, which it does. But it is defeated by its lack of college japanese vocab. Centering on that would greatly increase desirability among students. I suggest matching the vocab lists to popular highschool and college text books such as なかま. Until then this remains a subpar app. Try Kotoba Human Japanese and i-kanji touch much better for the same price. Also Learn 日本語 Is an awesome free app
This app will not teach you anything except words, no sentence patterns, no verbs, no explanations. I only bought this because it was recommended to me and I was told it was 0.99 and then to find out it was 9.99?!!! Definitely NOT worth it
No VERBS. Not a single one. No grammer, no sentence structure... Learn a lot of words, but can never DO anything with the words. Complete waste of $9.99.