WriteKanji: Kanji Dictionary

WriteKanji: Kanji Dictionary

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Welcome to WriteKanji, the unique kanji dictionary and learner from SJC Linguistics! Only by writing will you ever learn to write, so why not give yourself the world's best tool for just that?

*WriteKanji now contains 2,198 kanji characters from JLPT levels 1-5!

*WriteKanji is now a fully searchable dictionary!

Between Explore Mode - where you can discover new characters - and Drill Mode - where you can put your memory to the test - you'll be well on your way to recognizing and reconstructing Japanese kanji (traditional Chinese characters) like you learned it in Japan!

Find characters in magazines, on TV, in the restaurant you don't know and lock them down once and for all! Thinking of getting a tattoo? Make sure you don't end up with "pork pie" written on your leg! Students and practicers of the language can use it to discover and master new and essential kanji characters from the JLPT. With an open navigation format, you'll learn something new every day!

Explore Mode:
-Trace stencils for each kanji while seeing translations and readings
-Intuitive sliding controls for navigating Super Sets and hiding stencils from view
-Quickly add kanji to your Working Set for use in Drill Mode
-Use the list to track your performance in Drill Mode and skip to random kanji

Drill Mode:
-Intelligent drilling system helps you lock down on wanted kanji and test yourself on whatever you want!
-Progress reports back to your list in Explore Mode for each Super Set so you can see your progress for each kanji

-A dictionary lies at the heart of the application, allowing you to search for kanji using kana, English, or the kanji itself!
-2,198 kanji in 22 Super Sets from JLPT levels 1-5
-Multiple, adjustable brushes for tailoring to different screen types, including a pressure-sensitive brush for practicing calligraphy
-Adjustable shake-to-clean feature
-Customizable color themes

Please note that in order to get the most out of this application, you will need to be able to read kana. If you can't, we might just have a solution for you *winkwink*, but in all seriousness if you can't write kana you have no business writing kanji.

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Recently changed in this version



*Now contains 2,198 characters from JLPT levels 1-4
*Added full search functionality (please be patient while the database loads for the first time)
*New look and feel
*New kanji stencils (stroke order will be restored as new data is created)
*All menu items reachable via screen alone

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Comments and ratings for WriteKanji: Kanji Dictionary
  • (67 stars)

    by Róbert Szabocsi on 26/03/2014

    Practice writing, cutumn list, track progress, everything you need.

  • (67 stars)

    by Tamir Wigelman on 30/04/2013

    Not bad, but needs stroke order charts and the option to use your own custom set.

  • (67 stars)

    by Sarah Gaertner on 29/12/2012

    I really liked this app for practicing kanji, but since the stroke orders disappeared, it has been pretty useless to me. Wish it hadn't been updated until that data was available.

  • (67 stars)

    by Chris Tencati on 02/12/2012

    The new version is ok, but has some problems. Tracing doesn't show stroke order or where strokes begin (the docs say it should), so this isn't really good for learning, just review. Kun- and on-yomi are frequently misclassified, even for some of the sim

  • (67 stars)

    by A Google User on 29/12/2011

    Really liked this app. I find it really helpful for practicing my Kanji writing. The only thing I would like is to improve the working sheets functionality: - Allow multiple working sheets combining different sets, - Kanji look-up for creating working sh

  • (67 stars)

    by accepting on 09/11/2011

    Conceptually brilliant, great outlay, hard to know how to proceed though...

  • (67 stars)

    by Darren on 25/05/2011

    Great app for learning to write kanji. It is well worth the price.