Yomiwa Japanese Dictionary

Yomiwa Japanese Dictionary

By Nomad AI OU

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-09-29
  • Current Version: 3.8.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 149.09 MB
  • Developer: Nomad AI OU
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 134 Ratings


Yomiwa is a modern offline Japanese dictionary, including tons of features to help you read and learn Japanese. Yomiwa features powerful offline Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, developed in-house and continuously improved over the past 6 years. Yomiwa's algorithms let you recognize over 4000 Japanese characters in your pictures or with your device camera. Japanese text is detected, recognized and parsed into words in a fraction of a second. Detailed information of each word and Kanji is then provided such as their pronunciation, conjugation, and their definition into many target languages. Yomiwa is the perfect companion to help you read books, mangas, signs, menu, and improve your Japanese reading skills while enjoying your favorite reading material. Yomiwa also has a built-in drawing feature for you to draw and translate Japanese characters on your touch-screen with very high accuracy. DICTIONARY: • Full information about words and kanjis (on-yomi, kun-yomi, meaning, stroke order, compounds etc.) • Around 250K exemples sentences • Input characters by Drawing / Radical search / Keyboard • Look up conjugated forms, even if they are incomplete • Many target languages available: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish and Hungarian. • Search definitions in any kind of alphabet: Kanjis / Hiraganas / Katakanas / Romajis. • You can search from Japanese words or from foreign words • Build vocabulary lists of Japanese words, Kanjis or Sentences (which you can share as files or text in many ways) • Listen to the Japanese pronunciation of words and example sentences through the "Speak" function OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION: • A powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine which lets you translate Japanese characters in images • Yomiwa can recognize more that 4000 Japanese characters • Recognize Japanese text with your Live Camera or on Still Pictures (from your camera roll) • Read either horizontal or vertical Japanese text TEXT ANALYZER: • Paste some text, or import it from the OCR modes, into the text analyzer to get definitions of each word in the text • Furiganas are displayed automatically • Furiganas in Safari: whenever you are browsing on a web page with some Japanese text, tap the "share" button at the bottom and select "Yomiwa Add Furiganas" to display all furiganas • Listen to the Japanese text with the "Speak" function YOMIWA WALL: • Get help from the user community by sharing pictures on the Yomiwa Wall Yomiwa is perfect for: • Upgrading your reading skills to the next level by reading any Japanese text with Yomiwa OCR technology • Using as your everyday Japanese dictionary • Increasing your vocabulary by building your own word lists • Learning and study Japanese Kanjis • Improving your Japanese skills! We are very responsive to your feed-back and suggestions: feedback.ios@yomiwa.net




    By Jaybee Valledor
    Seriously, as the title says, this app is AMAZING and it’s probably the most useful tool I’ve ever used in assisting me with learning new vocabulary, new kanji, and how to use both in application. If you’re studying Japanese and you need an app that’s really gonna help you excel, it’s this one. So many useful features like writing kanji and recognizing it from your handwriting and from a photo you take/upload. Helps me learn new characters and words. 🤟🏼
  • If you need to look up kanji...

    By As3638194747
    It can save a lot of time. Worth it.
  • The most essential app I have

    By Rlomure
    The dictionary is comprehensive and complete, even including verb conjugation/inflections and kanji radical searches. The OCR works surprisingly well, considering the limits of the technology. Honestly the radical search is so easy to use I’ve never needed the OCR feature, but it’s pretty nice when reading or studying sometimes.
  • Awesome Helper for Travel !!

    By Ragged Glory
    Really helps out scanning signs and restaurant menus in Japan.
  • Good app, new bug

    By Shinya Dokusho
    I love this dictionary, but the latest update as of July 10 has the handwriting input crashing the app every time I attempt to use it (iPhone 6S with iOS 11.4). Edit: As promised, the bug is fixed! Many thanks to the Yomiwa folks.
  • Best tool for kanji recognition

    By jjt99
    Amazing ability to identify hand written kanji, essential tool for students of Japanese.
  • Great for my needs

    By Chriskurisu1983
    I travel to Japan every 3 months. I use this constantly when I encounter new words. Words also are used in example sentences which helps tremendously. The camera picture function has potential to be stellar, and the developer is working hard to make it better! They are responsive to feedback and ideas. Well worth the paid version!
  • It really works and keeps improving

    By Calenril_i
    At first it was somewhat useful but had too much trouble recognizing text. Today it is fast, good at recognizing text, and has a better dictionary and other tools. When the text can’t be recognized I use the Kanji drawing tool. It is effective and flexible — you don’t have to get stoke order right and you can be sloppy. The dictionaries keep improving and even include a name dictionary. It’s becoming an important part of my Japanese learning tools.
  • Pretty good translator

    By Vorselon
    It does a great job of translating text, but it has a hard time with words that are considered slang.
  • Absolutely amazing for OCR and playing games

    By Pcsjxi3
    I use this to look up kanji I’m unfamiliar with when playing video games. It is insanely useful.