Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar ad free version
A perfect dictionary for beginners which understands Japanese grammar rules so you don't have to.
•more than 22,000 of the common words from the famous EDICT dictionary
•plus a Japanese grammar engine especially for beginners
•search understands multiple levels of grammar at the same time (see below)
•search for past tense, negatives, etc...
•search for English
•search for romaji
•search for Japanese (hiragana and/or katakana)
•search for Kanji including wild cards for missing kanji
•draw a kanji with your finger and look it up in seconds
•small download (less than 1 megabyte) not hundreds of megabytes like some other dictionaries
•completely self contained, no internet access required
the search results to the clipboard for use in other apps
With most dictionaries you need to know the root word to look it up. But one of the most frustrating things when you are a beginner is that you don't know enough grammar to work out what the root word is.
Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar takes care of all that for you. It understands the grammar so you just enter the word as is and it finds the root word for you and looks it up. fast.
Search for たべられる (taberareru) in most dictionaries and you won't find anything. Search for it using Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar and it will tell you that this is the "Able to Do" form of たべる (taberu), "(v1,vt) to eat".
Go further and search for たべられない (taberarenai) and find it is the "Regular Negative of the Able to Do" form of たべる (taberu). Or go even one step further and search for たべられなかった (taberarenakatta) and find this is the "Past tense of the Regular Negative of the Able to Do form" of たべる (taberu).
The grammar engine also understands adjectives, so it knows that おいしくなかった (oishikunakatta) is the past tense of the negative of おいしい (oishii), (adj-i) delicious.
And it's also smart enough to look for katakana if you put in hiragana by mistake (or the other way around). So even though you searched for べっど (beddo) it finds ベッド (beddo), (n) bed.
Finally learning Japanese just got a whole lot less frustrating.
Dependency's developers have 30 years of professional commercial software development experience. This isn't just a hobby for us, it's what we do for a living. So this app isn't free. But there is no advertising. And priced around the same as a good coffee, we think that is really great value for money.