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Android Japanese Phrases App

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To find it on your phone go here: market://search?q=pname:com.JTutorial or search for it in the Android Marketplace: "Japanese Phrases with Audio"

Supports all Android 1.5 devices and all 1.6/2.0 devices with big screens: 320x480, 480x800, and 480x854 (like the Droid).

Perfect for those just starting out with Japanese. Designed for those with little or no Japanese knowledge, this Android app has hundreds of phrases and over 1,200 audio files recorded by a professional native voice actress. Dozens of cultural notes make this audio phrase ebook all the more useful.

Image to the left on Android 1.5; image to right on the Droid (much larger screen)

Although this will be helpful for those traveling in Japan, it isn't designed to be a travel phrasebook, but a conversation phrasebook. It is best for those who want to quickly learn conversational Japanese with correct pronunciation. The words and phrases encountered here are among the most used in everyday conversational Japanese.

Nothing can take the place of a good textbook and this is certainly not an attempt to do so. We highly recommend getting a textbook to keep your learning structured and regular.

A great way to learn vocabulary and grammar is to memorize phrases and to know when to use them. Listening and repeating the words and phrases also help improve pronunciation and listening comprehension.

  • 1,200+ audio recordings
  • Recorded by a native speaker
  • Organized into logical and useful categories.
  • Interactive multiple choice quizzes for every category
  • Flashcard Function for all words and phrases
  • Random card
  • Search
  • Works even without a network connection (but Internet needed to download (once) the sound files)
  • Can download and redownload the sound files any time

Minimum Requirements:
  • Supports all Android 1.5 and all 1.6/2.0 devices with big screens (like the Droid).
  • Internet Connection needed to download audio (once installed, you do not need to be online)
  • SD card needed to store audio files
  • 2 Megs needed for the program; another 12 megs more for all Audio (don't need to install all audio)

Developed by CHROME INFOTECH (www.chromeinfotech.com) --Highly recommended!

Android with Galaxy tab


Just wandering if the apps work with the new galaxy tab?

thanks in advance


clay's picture

Hi Joe, I am not sure. I'll

Hi Joe,

I am not sure. I'll email the developers to find out. I'm planning an update. So if it doesn't work now, I will make sure it will with the update.


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Samsung Galaxy S Captive


Just wanted to report a bug with the samsung galaxy s captive wiht the Tool bar (home, flashcards, etc..) is overlapping the bottem part of the screen and I can barly touch the next and previous buttons. I'm also running andriod 2.1 currently if this is any help to you.

celticflower's picture

Using Japanese Phrases on the smaller HTC Tattoo [240x320]

Before I start the HTC Tattoo comments I'd just like to say that I like this app and think it’s worth buying even with the issues you have to deal with when using the smaller Tattoo mobile phone.

The sound files work great and you get a ton of information to learn/review including quizzes. Lots of fun to mess about with too if you’re bored, or stuck in the car, or just can’t be bothered to move and put the computer on!

It’s really easy to install too, just use your phone browser to go to TheJapanShop.com and choose Software > Android Apps, from the left hand menu, then click on the product for further details, the direct link is: http://www.thejapanshop.com/product.php?productid=17678&cat=386&page=1 Once on this page click the Japanese Phrases Android APK file link and your phone will download it directly. When the file downloads just click on the listing in the notification bar at the top of your phone [drag it down to view list], it will install and away you go. I think you could also go into Manage Apps and do it from there, but I did it this way.

Please note that these are just some comments from my use of the app so far and it’s not a comprehensive review, if someone wants to do one I’d read it :) Also, there’s every chance I’m missing something, or not using a feature entirely correctly, if that’s the case feel free to comment.

-First of all, you currently can’t rotate the app, it won’t go into landscape mode if you turn the phone like it will when typing a text message. Clay is going to see if it’s feasible/possible to add this at some point and maybe that and possibly allowing you to shrink down and/or remove the static menu buttons at the bottom of the page would resolve the issues for smaller phones, or maybe a slideshow feature? I really don’t know.

-Some text is going to be squished up a bit, the worst of this is the front page where several of the titles overlap and repeat, but they’re still clickable/readable and it doesn’t look too bad. The other place it’s really noticeable is in the Study Cards Category, it adds in a little scroll bar for up and down within the card, but you can’t go side to side, so far I haven’t missed/lost anything, it’s just squished up a bit. It squishes in the quizzes too for the phrases, but I’ve only looked at a few of those and they were still readable and doable.

-The last item in the category lists is hidden by the static menu buttons that are placed across the bottom of the page, but if you use the circle navigation button on the Tattoo you can click down and select the hidden item [press the middle of the circle to select].

-Flash cards are probably best ignored, use the Study Cards instead. Each Flash Card has two pages/sides which you can flick between, but you can’t move on to the next Flash Card as you can’t get to the back/forward buttons at the bottom of the page as they are blocked/covered by the static menu buttons and you can’t scroll down to get to them.

-Once inside a category > sub category you can turn the pages by tapping the screen, but you can’t go back over, only forward.

-Be careful pressing the sound files play button on the screen as it’s right above the ‘More…’ static menu button and it’s easy to catch that instead, as again you can’t scroll down to see the back/next buttons.

-Left and right on the Tattoo’s navigation circle doesn’t turn pages, at least not inside the categories.

-On a final note as this bares repeating don’t forget you can’t see the last item in the category lists especially when you’re downloading the files, if you forget you’ll miss some, so use that navigation circle.

That’s it, I hope someone finds this useful and writes a better review! :)

。 Bright (ki) 。 クレア

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-you can't add things into the Study Bank directly from a card you have to go into the Chapter list and tick the item from there.
-You can't use the email feature as it's in the bar with the back/forward buttons which are blocked by the static menu.
-Search feature's not working for me.

I know it sounds like a lot of issues for the smaller phone, but there's still a lot you can learn from this app even if you can't use some of the bells and whistles :)

。 Bright (ki) 。 クレア

clay's picture

Thanks! It is definitely a

Thanks! It is definitely a challenge making apps for so many screen sizes and resolutions. I'm glad to hear it mostly works on your phone, though. I have all your suggestions written down for our first update which should happen fairly soon (after the iPad stuff calms down. :) ).

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celticflower's picture

I would love to buy this, but

I would love to buy this, but it's just a bit too big for my new HTC Tattoo phone! 240x320 QVGA resolution. I'm still going to download the trial version and have a look though, I've been so jealous of the iphone apps :) I couldn't find it through the link listed or at the market place with the key words and had to do a search via my phone browser. Thanks! I hope there will be more Android apps that I can fully get in the future, I really appreciate all the hard work to make learning fun and interesting!

。 Bright (ki) 。 クレア

clay's picture

Please do let me know if it

Please do let me know if it works with your phone. I'm sorry we couldn't make it work for every Android phone. There are just too many sizes!

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