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A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms for iOS

A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms for iOS

       iOS Universal

NOTE: This app is not compatible with the new iOS 8. An update is in the works.

Speak like a native with A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms. Find the best expression for every situation!

What student of Japanese has not grappled with the amazing diversity and tantalizingly elusive nuances of its idioms? One certainly would not want to confuse, for example, ki ga mawaru (to be considerate) with ki o mawasu (to be suspicious). And it would be useful to know whether your boss is hara ga tatsu (angry) or merely ki ga tatsu (upset). Indeed, even a single idiom can have a bewildering number of meanings depending on context: te o ireru, for instance, can mean tidying up (e.g. a room), sounding out someone, or staging a raid.

This dictionary offers the most comprehensive compilation and English translation of those idiomatic expressions that so enrich the Japanese language but fail to find their way into conventional dictionaries. It presents 10,000 idiomatic phrases under some 2,200 main entries, including several thousands of idioms never presented and explained in English before. Multiple sample phrases are given for each entry, and furigana (as well as Internet audio) allows even beginning students to correctly pronounce and use the expressions immediately.

Based on “A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms” by William de Lange, Floating World Editions.

What's new

- Fixed issue where entry becomes selected while scrolling (iOS 7)
- other fixes/updates


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Jan 06, 2014
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