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Wakaru LITE - Learn Japanese by reading

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Price: Free
Release Date: 2012-07-21
Category: Reference
Developer: © Miho Matsuoka
Version: 2.4.8
App Size: 409 MB
Language: English
Rated: 17+

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"Wakaru" is an iPhone and iPad study aide for learners of Japanese language easing the reading of Japanese.

Wakaru features a WEB BROWSER and an EBOOK READER for the iPhone and the iPad with built-in dictionaries :
Japanese-English (165'000 entries) 
Japanese-French (15'000 entries) 
Japanese proper names (700'000 entries) 

While browsing Japanese websites or reading a Japanese text, "Wakaru" allows you to lookup any word in the built-in dictionary. You just select a word and a pop-up with reading and meaning appears without interrupting your reading flow.

In the LITE version, dictionary search for ebooks and PDFs is limited to 50 words lookup and then 2 per document. Add-ons are available as an in-app purchase to remove this limitation. The LITE version with in-app purchase completed is identical to full version.

In addition, "Wakaru" can open external dictionary applications :
Wisdom English-Japanese
Petit Royal Japonais-Français
Goo Jisho

You can save the words you have searched and review them with the built-in flashcards module.

The ebook reader supports portrait and landscape orientation, vertical and horizontal text layout, rubi annotations as well as several font sizes and customizable text and background texture and colors.

With the integration of Aozora Bunko and Hoshizora Bunko (online Japanese libraries), you can browse and download free ebooks (18 000+ free Japanese ebooks).
To help finding text adapted to his/her Japanese level, ebooks can be searched according to their kanji difficulty level.

You can import text by copy and paste, through iTunes sharing or from the built-in browser.

The ebook module can also open PDF documents. 

"Wakaru" supports retina display for iPhone (including iPhone 5) and iPad.

"Wakaru" is a great app to enjoy reading Japanese, you will improve quickly and naturally your reading ability in Japanese.

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"Wakaru" is rated 17+ simply because the built-in browser has unrestricted access to the WWW.

"Wakaru" uses the JMDICT( and JMnedict dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group (, and are used in conformance with the Group's license (

What's New in Version 2.4.8
Updated dictionary
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