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LEARN JAPANESE PHRASES iPhone/iPad App

With nearly 3,000 sound files, our flagship app is the largest Japanese phrase app in the iPhone/iPad app store. For beginners and those needing a brush up!

This universal app works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Buy it once and use it on any of these devices at no additional cost. Or try it out for FREE with our free version (still nearly 500 words and phrases and a hundred lessons).

"Much more than a simple phrasebook!" - AppAdvice.com

Learn Japanese Phrases, Grammar, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji
For Beginners and Upper Beginners on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

"Before I'd used the J Phrases app I wasn't too serious in learning Japanese. But the app and TheJapanShop.com in general has made it seem a lot easier and more fun than I thought it would be!"
--User Comment

2,700+ Japanese Phrases all with sound; hundreds of lessons; constant updates

"Regularly updated, large variety of ways to learn. Has to be one of the best Japanese apps out there" - user review

"This is a great way to learn conversational Japanese. Good for beginners and intermediates, kana and romaji, quizzes and flashcards. Perfect."
--DJ Izco

"I have tried most Japanese apps on the app store, and this is one of only two that I keep. This one offers vocab and lessons, the other I keep is a dictionary. Extremely useful with frequent updates. Highly recommended."
--a user in the U.K.

"Fantastic depth, so much to learn. Far better than those over priced apps that teach just one aspect. This is a really good and surprisingly comprehensive beginners course."
--a user review

"Just started learning Japanese. It's a real help. Sensei approves as well."
--a user review

Perfect for those just starting out with Japanese. Designed for those with little or no Japanese knowledge, this iPhone app has over 2,700 audio files of Japanese phrases recorded by a professional native voice actress. Many phrases have cultural notes to make this audio phrase ebook all the more useful.

The lesson section has HUNDREDS of pages on hiragana, katakana, grammar, and more. PLUS nearly every Japanese word found on the pages has a sound file that plays when tapped.

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 will also help improve pronunciation and listening comprehension.

This Application includes:

Japanese Conversation and Dialogues

What is the BIGGEST challenge for those learning Japanese but living outside Japan? LISTENING COMPREHENSION.

These apps will help you not only with listening comprehension, but reading and vocabulary as well.

Beginning Japanese Conversation through Dialogues (Universal App)
Upper Beginner Japanese Conversation through Dialogues (Universal App)



Japanese Conversation through Dialogues Beginning and Upper Beginner apps come with five categories--each with 7 to 9 real-world dialogues. All dialogues are designed for beginners and upper beginners of Japanese and are recorded by native Japanese speakers (male and female).

▸ Every word in every dialogue is defined and has sound
▸ All sounds are recorded by native voice actors and actresses (over 1,500 sound files!)
▸ Tap a single line to hear just that line.
▸ Tap the play button at the top of the dialogue to hear the dialogue read naturally line by line.
▸ Turn on pause for repetition to practice speaking what you are hearing
▸ Hide/show romaji and English translations in the Options Menu
▸ Enhanced for iPhone 4/s Retina AND iPad 3 Retina (looks great on other devices too!)

Beginning Japanese Conversation through Dialogues (Universal App)
Upper Beginner Japanese Conversation through Dialogues (Universal App)


Nearly every line from every dialogue is packed with cultural notes and hints for correct usage. Just tap the information icon for notes to pop up along with every word from that line defined. Just tap any word to hear it spoken. We want this to be a seriously useful tool for learning Japanese! In all, we have recorded over 1,500 sound files for all the dialogue packs.

Android Version Coming Soon!

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Latin Proverbs and Quotations

iPhone Application: 101 Japanese Idioms

Study Japanese idioms on your iPhone / iTouch

If you are a user and have any probleas or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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TJP's SECOND iPhone application!

-=iPhone or iTouch for Beginners up=-

101 Common Japanese Idioms all with sound

101 Common Idioms
Beginner+

This may only cover 101 idioms, but the extensive notes and extra sound files makes this as large as our original app--

Japanese Idioms

While beginners can get a lot out of this app, knowing simple grammar and a basic vocabulary is recommended. This app contains over 300 audio files recorded by a professional native voice actress. Each idiom contains cultural & etymological notes making this audio phrase ebook all the more useful.

Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame?

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Even VERY Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended. If you can’t read hiragana yet, romaji and extensive notes are provided.

An idiom is a phrase which means something different than what it says literally. Learning common Japanese idioms will help you in everyday conversation, reading books, and watching Japanese TV or movies. (and yes, anime too!)

In this app, you will learn 101 of the most common idioms found in everyday Japanese. We have carefully selected only the most useful idioms and organized them into logical categories for maximum benefit.

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Every idiom has a sound for the idiom, an example sentence, and a practice sound with space for repetition.
Study in THREE different ways:

1) Study Pages: See all data for the idiom on one convenient, scrollable page. Tap the idiom to hear it spoken, see the romaji and English definitions, read the comments and etymology, and read & listen to the example sentence to see how the idiom is used in real Japanese. In addition to hearing just the idiom and example sentence, it also has a sound file that leaves a space for repetition, a slowed-down version, the example sentence, and the English too.

2) Flash cards: Select one of the eight categories; choose to display the Japanese or the English on the front of the flashcard; flip the card to see the meaning and notes; and tap the sound icon to hear it spoken. You can also practice the example sentences in the Flash card section.

3) Quiz mode: Select one or more categories and 15 random multiple choice questions will be generated from those categor(ies). Please see screenshots or our video at the support site to see it in action! Missed answers are reviewed and studied after the quiz finishes.

 

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.

This Application includes:
Button 300+ audio recordings
Button Recorded by a native speaker
Button An introduction to Japanese Idioms
Button Organized into logical and useful categories.
Button Interactive multiple choice quizzes for every category
Button Flashcard Function for all words and phrases
f Button Works even without a network connection

iPhone Application: Common Japanese Proverbs

Study Japanese Proverbs on your iPhone / iTouch

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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Use kotowaza--or Japanese proverbs-- to help give your Japanese just the right nuance. Knowledge of common provebs can greatly enhance your conversational skills.

This app contains 25 lessons covering 25 of the most useful proverbs often heard in Japanese.

Common Japanese Proverbs
Beginner+
$.99 APP

Japanese 101: Proverbs

While beginners can get a lot out of this app, knowing simple grammar and a basic vocabulary is recommended.

25 Highly Useful Kotowaza--Japanese Proverbs with Sound and detailed explanation

Proverbs are sometimes thought of as clichés—but with a poetic touch. Proverbs, however, are not meaningless, overused phrases. They often express in a pithy and precise way complex meanings that would otherwise require a great deal of explanation.

Japanese tend to use kotowaza often—more often than most English speakers. These 25 proverbs represent some of the more useful kotowaza heard in daily Japanese life.

You‟ll notice them in movies, in writing, and most importantly spoken by friends and colleagues. Knowing common kotowaza will not only help you express your thoughts more clearly, but also take your Japa-nese to a whole new polished level.

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This app includes:
* 100 sound files with normal and slowed down speed for each proverb AND normal and slowed down speed for each example sentence.
* Detailed usage and linguistic explanations and notes
* Flashcard to test your memory
* Take the interactive Quiz
* Internet connection NOT necessary

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iPhone Application: Founding Fathers Quotes

Learn Thoughtful & Witty Quotes from the Founding Fathers

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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The Founding Fathers of the United States are remembered for many things, not the least of these are their writings and speeches. Many quotes seen commonly are left nameless or are even misattributed. We have painstakingly researched not only the author of each quote but the date and related background information. Currently, the app has over 300 quotes; we have an update almost ready adding another 50 and making minor corrections.

For more interesting Founding Fathers Quotations, please see Mark's Quotes.

The Founding Fathers
QUOTATIONS

Founding Fathers Quotes

Read and study quotes by:

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Why is this app different from other quote apps?

Most quote apps out there are simply flashcard apps with little or no information or interactivity. This is fine for reading, but for those with a genuine interest in the founding era of the Republic, our app contains context and date information. One of the reasons we created this app was because so many wonderful quotes found on the internet and other apps are misattributed or--perhaps worse--left unnamed or undated.

We have researched each of the quotes found in the app and have done our best to make sure the quote and the information is accurate. (of course PLEASE let us know if you spot any errors!)

Also ours isn't simply a list of quotes in a flashcard format. We have included bios of the major players, a search function to quickly find any keyword, an interactive quiz, a way to email a quote to a friend, and a favorites feature.

We sincerely want to make this a useful app for lovers of American history--if you have ANY suggestions or corrections, please email us or give us a call.



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* Over 300 quotes (more to be added in updates of course!)
* Biographies given for most of the authors (linked from each quote by that person)
* Browse the quotes by the Father (author) or by Categories (e.g. Advice; Character/Honor; Constitution; Economics; Liberty; etc)
* Search for quotes--find any word in any quote easily
* Each quote has date, author, and background information if available
* Favorite any quote for easy review; you can also easily delete favorites
* Email quotes to friends easily
* Test your skills with the quiz: a quote is displayed with four names; you have to choose the correct author
* Review missed quotes at the end of the quiz by jumping to the individual quote pages
* Random -- feeling lucky? Tap to see a random quote.
* Beautiful graphics and artwork

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iPhone Application: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

Study for JLPT Level N5 Vocabulary on your iPhone / iTouch

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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This app covers all the vocabulary you will need to pass level N5, beginner level.

JLPT N5 Vocabulary
Beginner+

1400+ sound files! Over 700 words covered--each with its own example sentence. Most have helpful notes.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) 4 Vocabulary

While this was specifically designed to cover all the vocabulary needed to pass Level N5 (the easiest) of the JLPT, it is certainly suitable for any beginner / upper beginner wishing to boost his or her vocabulary skills.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is the most popular standardized test for measuring Japanese language ability. It is held once a year (December) in most countries and twice a year in Asia.

The test currently has five levels:

* N5 - Beginner Level
* N4 - Upper Beginner
* N3 and N2 - Intermediate
* N1 - Advanced

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This APP's SPECS:

* Covers 700+ Important Beginner Vocabulary Words (all words for the JLPT level N5)
* Each word also has a useful example sentence
* Both the words and the example sentences have sound files recorded by a native speaker (almost 1500!)
* Many entries have helpful cultural or linguistic notes to aid learning and understanding
* Use the flashcard function to study
* Use the Quiz function to test what you've learned
* Listen while the native speaker says the word/phrase and then choose the correct English translation
* Access our built in "OMise" to learn about our other apps, get coupons, and other special offers (from time to time--free apps!)

As with any of our other apps, we welcome any suggestions for improvements. Our toll free number and email contact information is found on the support site.

Doumo Arigatou Gozaimasu!
Kotoba, Inc


iPhone Application: Japanese 101: Kansai Dialect

Kansai-ben on your iPhone / iTouch

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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Beginners can get a lot out of this, but Intermediates may find this app more useful.

Kansai-ben
Upper Beginners +

Created by Harvey & Chika at JapanNewbie.com, this app covers 240+ essential Kansai dialect words & phrases with sounds and explanation.

Japanese 101: Kansai Dialect

With this application even beginners completely new to Japanese can learn to understand and speak phrases in the Kansai dialect (Kansai-ben). Japanese 101: Kansai Dialect is fully functional on the iPhone and iPod Touch. There is no need to be connected to the Internet when using this application.

Japanese 101: Kansai Dialect includes 240+ Kansai-ben phrases and expressions, including the Japanese text, romaji (Japanese written using English characters), and an English translation for each. Most phrases also include notes that explain what the expression would be in standard Japanese (標準語 hyoujungo) or give other cultural tidbits of interest. You can also hear a native Japanese voice actress from Osaka speak each phrase at native speed and additionally at a slower speed to ensure that you catch every syllable.

Here is an example of a particularly unique Kansai-ben phrase from the application.

Here is the normal speed pronunciation:

Here is the slow speed pronunciation:

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If you have seen Japanese comedy game shows, movies, or anything spoken with Japanese people from Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, or Nara, you’ve probably noticed that they often use phrases and expressions that you cannot find in your textbooks… or even in your dictionary!

These Kansai-jin (people from West Japan, i.e., the Kansai area) are using the colorful and fun expressions from the Kansai dialect. Now you can learn a wealth of key Kansai-ben phrases on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

You can study these Kansai-ben phrases in three different ways with this application.

1) Study Pages: See a list of the phrases and expressions on one convenient, scrollable page organized by category. Touch the phrase of interest to see a page with the Japanese text, the romaji, the English translation, and the notes. Touch again to hear the phrase spoken by a native Japanese voice actress from Osaka at native speed. You can also hear the phrase spoken extra slowly to be sure to catch every syllable.

2) Flash Cards: Select one of the categories; choose to display the Japanese or the English on the front of the flashcard; swipe your finger to flip the card to see the meaning and notes; and tap the sound icon to hear it spoken.

3) Quiz Mode: Select one or more categories and 15 random multiple-choice questions will be generated from those categories. Test your knowledge in a fun and interactive way. After the quiz finishes you can review the phrases you missed.

まいどおおきに!
Maido Ookini!

iPhone Application: Karate Vocabulary

Karate Japanese Vocabulary on your iPhone / iTouch

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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This app covers words and phrases often heard in the dojo.

Karate Vocabulary
Beginner+

This Karate Vocabulary app contains over 150 words often heard during karate classes--all with audio by a native Japanese speaker.

Karate Vocabulary

Are you a student of the martial arts but are puzzled by some of the Japanese terminology? Are you interested in karate, Japanese culture, or the Japanese language? Do you have children taking karate?

Never studied Japanese? No problem! This app was made for you.

This Karate Vocabulary app contains over 150 words often heard during karate classes--all with audio by a native Japanese speaker.

We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have ANY input or corrections, please email or call use toll free (see support site for contact information)

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iPhone Application: Toddler Vocabulary

English / Spanish / Japanese Toddler Vocabulary iPhone / iTouch

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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Tested and Enjoyed by Clay's Two Toddlers
(Enjoyed a little too much; I need my iPhone back!)

-=iPhone or iTouch for Toddlers=-

Let your toddler learn 150 useful (toddler friendly) words in English, Spanish, or Japanese. All with sound recorded by native speakers.

Toddler Vocabulary
Ages 0-3
$.99 APP

Our first App for Toddlers!
Clay has two toddlers who enjoy testing this English, Spanish, & Japanese toddler friendly vocabulary builder. Over 150 words!

Toddler Vocab English Spanish Japanese

 

ENGLISH + SPANISH + JAPANESE = Language learning fun!

Over 150 vocabulary words hand picked for your toddler--each with an English, Spanish, and Japanese sound file. Your toddler won't just see a pretty picture, but he or she will hear it in English, Spanish, Japanese, all languages, or none at all!

Your child chooses from one of six picture and color coded categories. The first flashcard appears and automatically speaks the word in the language you choose (default is English).

We designed this to be as simple and intuitive as possible. Hand it to your toddler (may want to put your iPhone on Airplane mode!) and let Toddler Vocabulary entertain (and teach) while you read that new summer novel.

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The six categories are:
1) Animals
2) Food & Drink
3) Things
4) Numbers (1-25)
5) Colors
6) Around the House objects

Parents! Do you want to expose your child to Spanish or Japanese? This app contains over 450 sound files covering 150+ words in three languages. AND it is LESS than a dollar!! (Ok, a penny less, but...)

OPTIONS:

1) Auto play the word in English, Spanish, or Japanese.
2) Have all three languages play automatically or none at all (silent mode).
3) Choose to have the words in each category display Randomly (default) or Alphabetical (numbers go from 1-25 when set "Alphabetical").
4) Your settings are saved when the app closes.

This is our first venture with making iPhone apps not directly related to learning Japanese. (If you are interested in Japanese, please see our other apps) We would LOVE to hear any comments or suggestions about it. Clay (the main guy behind this) has two children under four and would like to make this app better and better for them and of course for your child too!

iPhone/iPad Application: Japanese Phrases

Learn Useful Japanese Phrases on your iPhone / iTouch AND iPad!

If you are a user and have any problems or questions about the application, please email us or call our Toll Free number at 1-866-837-3607.
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TJP's Flagship iPhone application is now on the iPad too!

2,700+ Phrases all with sound. This universal app works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Buy it once and use it on any of these devices at no additional cost.

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450+ words and phrases all with sound, flashcards, and quizzes.
Absolutely FREE!

Japanese Phrases FREE

Many more words and phrases for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (2,700+ sound files)

Japanese Phrases

Perfect for those just starting out with Japanese. Designed for those with little or no Japanese knowledge, this iPhone app has hundreds of phrases and over 2,700 audio files recorded by a professional native voice actress. Dozens of cultural notes make this audio phrase ebook all the more useful.

Video of the iPhone version
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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 wit