japread is a web application for learning Japanese vocabulary and kanji. It has a built in dictionary. And it helps you learn vocabulary and kanji with flashcards, which you can organize into decks and directories.

How will Learning Japanese Get Easier?

I've been learning Japanese for a while. And I used various sources and applications, but I missed some functionality. So I decided to implement it myself.

The functionality you can see listed here, is rather a longterm goal. I'd love to get there, but for the beginning I'd like to start with a dictionary, example sentences, kanji and vocabulary flashcards and maybe a few more things.

Read any Text

  • Paste any text into the application
  • View all the kanji, vocabulary and grammar from the text
  • Add the vocabulary or kanji into flashcards
  • Understand any text even before you read it
  • How about doing this with anime transcripts? Manga?
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Learn with Flashcards

  • Create, remove and organize flashcards
  • Add your own indices
  • Add kanji and/or words
  • Check yourself in both directions: from japanese to english and from english to japanese
  • Asses your knowledge of the vocabulary
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Browse Dictionary History

  • Search words
  • Browse your search history
  • Create flashcards from the history
  • Learn and revise all the searched vocabulary
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Learn and Compete with Friends

  • Make friends with other users
  • Share your decks with your friends or make them public
  • Challenge others in learning vocabulary decks and earn points for winning challenges
  • Watch the progress of each other
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Master Vocabulary and Kanji

  • Learn japanese words and kanji with flashcards
  • Check kanji stroke order
  • Learn kanji with words
  • Learn to distinguish similar kanji
  • Practice writing kanji - write the kanji or word on paper when its flashcard pops up
  • View example sentences for all the words.
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It is a Game

  • Get points for learning
  • Earn badges for learning vocabulary related to some topics, learning grammar, winning challenges, and more
  • Level up your avatar while earning points and real life skills in Japanese
  • Train your avatar and have advantages in competing with others
  • Take part in public contests
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View Vocabulary by Topic

  • Browse our topic based dictionary
  • Learn words in the context of other related words
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Wait for it! The App will Launch in:

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How do you learn japanese?

I'd really appreciate it if you found time for filling in a form for me, because your opinions and preferencies do matter. This app is meant to skyrocket your Japanese learning progress. That's why I'd like to know what works the best for you and how I could make an application that would suit your needs the best.

Please, feel free to share any wishes you have about this app. I'd be thankful for any suggestions for functionality and to hear anything you might have to say.


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