iKana - Hiragana and Katakana
iOS Universal Education
iKana touch is the fun and easy way to learn Japanese hiragana and katakana! The app features flash cards, a beginners dictionary and quizzes to teach you how to read and write kana and learn Japanese words.
Practice with flash cards which let you easily toggle romaji on and off, see stroke order animations, shuffle them around and practice writing each character on the screen as much as you need to. Each character is voiced by a native Japanese speaker so you can learn how to pronounce them correctly. Select subsets of kana to practice or build up a practice set from any of the flash card decks.
The Speed Recognition Quiz gets you to try and match romaji and kana characters against the clock! Improve your memory and try and beat your best times! This quiz will help speed up your ability to read Japanese over time.
The Stoke Order Quiz gets you to trace the strokes in each character in the correct order to help teach you to write them. This quiz will help improve your kana writing abilities.
The Romaji Replacement Quiz gets you to complete Japanese words by replacing the missing character from a choice of kana. This quiz will help you to read and understand Japanese words.
The Kana Sound Match Quiz plays kana sounds to you which you then need to match to the correct character. This quiz will help with your ability to understand spoken Japanese and transcribe Japanese characters from speech.
The app features a beginners dictionary with hundreds of useful words you can use as a quick reference. Easily search by kana, romaji or English meaning and hear words pronounced.
The app lets you learn over twenty characters for free with in-app purchases to unlock all hiragana and katakana characters. You can also choose to watch an advert to unlock everything for a short period.
- New Kana Sound Match Quiz - listen to the kana sound and tap the correct character.
- We've moved the app back to a paid-upfront model for new customers. If you downloaded the free version you will still have access to the in app purchase options.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.