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Important Notice: This app is not compatible with iPhone 3.
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Learning Japanese has never been so easy and fun! Join Tako in an adventure in which you'll learn to write and read Japanese.

Through guided lessons, you'll learn to write hiragana, katakana and over 100 kanji correctly, as well as their perfect pronunciation recorded by Japanese teachers.

Thanks to its elaborate writing system, you'll be able to learn stroke by stroke and in the correct order how to draw each character with a perfect calligraphy. This system will rate your stroke and correct you if you make a mistake.

Practice each hiragana, katana or kanji individually in the Study mode and have a good time with fun minigames while you refresh all you have learned.

Learn to write and read all the hiragana, katakana and kanji corresponding to the N5 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
Useful for those who want to learn from zero and for those who want to refresh their basic knowledge of the Japanese language.
Play mode: where you'll learn through 88 guided lessons more than 300 characters, including hiragana, katakana and kanji.
Study mode: where you'll be able to review and practice without pressure as many times as you want. Check your stats and follow your progress.
Minigame mode: show what you've learned in varied and fun minigames.
Learn the on'yomi and kun'yomi readings and the meanings of over 100 kanji.
Future updates will include new minigames, new modes, new kanji... and more surprises!

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Grogshot's comments:





Hello guys, I'm the developer of Learn Japanese with Tako. We've been working on it for 2+ years with a team of 4 people. We just released version 1.2.1 and it is a huge moment for us!

Please check it out if you're looking for a different way to learn a language. Let us know if you have any feedback!

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/learn-japanese-tako-hiragana/id733773825?mt=8
Oh! there's also an android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....TakosJapanese
08-23-2017, 12:24 PM
#2
Says 25% of in the App description, but it's still $4 in the App Store

08-23-2017, 11:15 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
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Oh I might be interested in this one to help refresh my memory. I definitely need more practice.

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08-24-2017, 12:04 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,836
might get this. might help me finally be able to read all the Japanese light novels I've bought lol.

im a rpg loving kind of guy
08-24-2017, 04:36 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain, Earth
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qvothe1331 View Post
Says 25% of in the App description, but it's still $4 in the App Store
You are right! I don't know why the description hasn't been updated. It also says version 1.1.5 even if the last version is 1.2.1

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08-24-2017, 04:37 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain, Earth
Posts: 40
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Originally Posted by L.Lawliet View Post
Oh I might be interested in this one to help refresh my memory. I definitely need more practice.
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Originally Posted by Hambo12 View Post
might get this. might help me finally be able to read all the Japanese light novels I've bought lol.
Thank you! Hope it is useful

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08-24-2017, 07:46 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Somewhere in a town in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Posts: 77
I'd rather go with Human Japanese. I've tried Tako's japanese app and HJ feels a better experience. Also, Tako is kinda aimed at kids, so pace is too slow (at least for me).

I purchased Tako long ago and long ago it was also deleted from my device. HJ, on the other hand, still remains.

\_(ツ)_/

Besides, I think this focuses on kanas and kanji, poor or no depth at all in grammar.
08-25-2017, 06:51 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebgo View Post
I'd rather go with Human Japanese. I've tried Tako's japanese app and HJ feels a better experience. Also, Tako is kinda aimed at kids, so pace is too slow (at least for me).

I purchased Tako long ago and long ago it was also deleted from my device. HJ, on the other hand, still remains.

\_(ツ)_/

Besides, I think this focuses on kanas and kanji, poor or no depth at all in grammar.
I just feel like this comment wasn't warranted. TBH. Bought anyway. Hopefully this will help me learn :-)
08-25-2017, 09:08 AM
#9
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 45
Human Japanese is designed as the language course, and also costs a lot more. Tako is teaching the kana and kanji, and does this in a fun way. The games are good for kids but can help anyone who is starting out. The best thing I like with Tako is being able to practice the writing on screen and learning the correct stroke order, which is important. I got this mostly to study the N4 and N5 kanji.
08-25-2017, 12:05 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 192
Just a heads-up, but N5-level kanji is super-basic kanji. People who are hoping to read light novels are gonna need far more kanji than this.

I'm all for people studying in whatever way works best for them, and gamification is a proven motivator, but realize this will just get you started down a far longer road.

e: You get up to N3 and N2 level kanji, and I'll def be interested then!