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    Japanese - one of the highly recommended dictionary apps for iOS is currently on offer.

    see the link here

    Japanese for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    $6.99 / £3.49 / Something Yens.
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    do these apps work with any version of the ipod? do you have to have the latest software updates for your ipod as well? and do you know how to get korean and japanese to work on an ipod?

    thx

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    go into the apple store in sendai. that way you'll have someone to talk to - dont worry, they have to. its their job.

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    better than Kotoba / worth paying for ?
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    Psst. Jailbreak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayK View Post
    better than Kotoba / worth paying for ?
    Yeah, this one is actually worth paying for. I use it loads everyday.

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    Yeah, if you only pay for one app on your iDevice, I'd suggest that you make it Japanese. They update the program fairly often and it has loads of Japanese-related study tools: Hiragana/Katakana charts, Japanese expressions, Kanji stroke orders and example sentences, built-in flash card system, and loads more.

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    Definitely the best Japanese tool in the app store, but be warned it's based on the Jim Breen database which has a lot of junk that people never use in real life. J -> E is okay but take E -> J with caution.
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    The Japanese apps I use that I consider worth it are Kotoba and the JLTP test app.

    I also have Anki, I use it a lot at home going through the smart.fm core 2000/6000 decks, and didn't mind paying the £15 for the app. Heck most of what I know of Japanese I owe to it, so I consider it a small price to pay.

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    Which JLPT test app do you use?

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    JLPT Study

    There's a free version here which covers the level 5 Kanji, I believe.

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    Ah I know the one. Last time i tried it I wasn't too impressed by the free version so I didn't buy the full one. I'll give it another go though.

    I also use iKanji for kanji practice. It is quite a nice wee app.

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    Ooh, so is the Anki app actually worth buying?

    I have the Japanese app and I've been using it to review stuff since the flashcard review for the JLPT isn't that bad. It's not anki, but it still gets me studying.

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    Isn't Anki like $20 or something ridiculous? I coincidentally have $20 in iTunes giftcards and I'm currently looking for the best Japanese language apps.

    Has anything amazing been released in the past year?
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    anyone know if there's any good apps for the iphone/touch for the kanji kentei test? i have that coming up in about a month X.X
    also, i myself prefer kotoba and anki. anki's a little pricey, but oh so worth it if you have to cram in vocab quickly before quizzes. ill prolly still use it on my own for individual study (though really, for that, the app on my computer would be just as well). if you dont wanna have to worry about carrying your laptop or whatever around with you to study, it's worth the money to get the anki ipod app.
    I'll look into this Japanese app though. I'm normally pretty wary of any app that uncreatively named :P
    also, they made some apps from the tae kim databases that are pretty good. i personally find them a little unwieldy and hard to search, but some like them a lot. i also think they're either free or around 1 dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grape View Post
    Isn't Anki like $20 or something ridiculous? I coincidentally have $20 in iTunes giftcards and I'm currently looking for the best Japanese language apps.

    Has anything amazing been released in the past year?
    I bought it for my iPad and I pretty much only use my iPad for Anki now it was worth it to me. I think I would become annoyed using Anki on such a small unless I had a long commute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarquin View Post
    Japanese - one of the highly recommended dictionary apps for iOS is currently on offer.

    see the link here

    Japanese for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    $6.99 / £3.49 / Something Yens.
    This app is the shit. But it was £6.99 when i got it iirc.

    I've also got Anki on my android, but I have no idea if its anything like the apple app version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMart View Post
    and do you know how to get korean and japanese to work on an ipod?
    thx
    To get other languages enabled, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Add New Keyboard...
    That should get you whatever the hell you want. I recommend enabling both Japanese and Chinese Simplified. The Chinese Simplified is nice because it lets you draw in the kanji. While it doesn't work perfectly for all kanji in Japanese, it's nice when you don't wanna look up by radicals for a 24+ stroke character.

    And RomulusLupin, thanks for the tip! I'll check and see if they have a version for the test I'm taking...I'm just doing the level 8 cause I wanted to be able to pass, and make sure I had a good grounding in the more basic kanji. Also knew I'd only have a month to study more after finals were done. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawaiijutsu View Post
    To get other languages enabled, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Add New Keyboard...
    That should get you whatever the hell you want. I recommend enabling both Japanese and Chinese Simplified. The Chinese Simplified is nice because it lets you draw in the kanji. While it doesn't work perfectly for all kanji in Japanese, it's nice when you don't wanna look up by radicals for a 24+ stroke character.
    There is a new Japanese→English/English→Japanese dictionary app out now called "Midori" that has its own native Japanese Kanji drawing pad so you don't have to deal with the limitations of Apple's Chinese Hanzi-only program. The dictionary itself is fantastic, its only limitation compared to "Japanese" or "Kotoba" being that the verb entries do not include the conjugation list.
    Last edited by skitch_84; May 21st, 2011 at 13:43.

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    In case anyone was interested in my dictionary app recommendation above, I wanted to let you know that they have included listings of verb conjugations in the latest update. It is by far the best Japanese→English/English→Japanese dictionary app I've used yet.
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