Midori (Japanese Dictionary)

Midori (Japanese Dictionary)

By Sukolsak Sakshuwong

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-08-10
  • Current Version: 1.8.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 163.80 MB
  • Developer: Sukolsak Sakshuwong
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.1 or later.
Score: 5
From 444 Ratings


Midori is a Japanese-English, English-Japanese dictionary. It's a perfect tool for those who are studying Japanese, with 890,000 entries, 150,000 example sentences, and many features that will make your Japanese learning experience much easier. DICTIONARY ENTRIES • More than 170,000 word entries. Each entry shows readings, meanings, and kanji breakdown. • More than 12,000 kanji entries. Each entry shows readings, meanings, and example compounds. • Example sentences with furigana (small hiragana above kanji). • Words in example sentences are linked to the definitions. • Over 6,000 kanji with stroke order diagrams and stroke order animations. • Over 720,000 Japanese proper names, place names, given names, company names and product names. SEARCH & TRANSLATE • Search words by kana or romaji, such as あき or aki • Search kanji by drawing them. Our Japanese handwriting recognition can handle arbitrary stroke order. • Search kanji by radicals, e.g. 禾 + 火 -> 秋 • Search suggestion when the input is in a conjugated form, e.g. 走った -> 走る • Search with wildcard characters, e.g. 日*人 returns all words that start with 日 and end with 人 • Search with the SKIP system • Partial results when the full word is not found, e.g. searching for 青い本 returns the results for 青い and 本 • Fast incremental search gives you the result instantly as you type LISTS & BOOKMARKS • List of kanji as taught in Japanese schools from grade 1 to 6 • List of kanji by frequency as appeared in Japanese newspapers • List of kanji and words by Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) levels • Lists of hiragana and katakana, each with stroke diagram and animation • Bookmarks with folders support. You can export, import, or share bookmarks with your friends. OTHER FEATURES • Flashcards for bookmarked words and kanji • Audio pronunciations (from speech synthesis) • Create a vocabulary list with definitions from Japanese text in one tap • Scratch pad for practicing writing kanji on iPad • No internet connection required. The app is completely offline. • 3D Touch support • Split View on compatible iPad • Universal app. Buy it once, run on all your iOS devices, whether it's iPhone or iPad Visit our website at www.midoriapp.com to learn more about the app. If you have any questions, please let us know at support@midoriapp.com Thank you!



  • Amazing app, my go to for all studies.

    By wiseachoo
    I use this app for everything, including the translate section for copy pasting NHK easy articles to gain reading practice. Having the handwriting recognition built in is also super useful. To the developer: it would be great to have support for toggling on a “dark theme” as the white background gets a bit tough on the eyes at times.
  • Fantastic on so many levels

    By animefan4ever
    I’m in love with this app. Being able to draw a kanji in a dictionary is infinitely helpful. No more looking it up by strokes in a book. Best $10 I have ever spent as someone who is learning the language.
  • The Best

    By JMShade
    I've tried many free and paid Japanese dictionaries. Out of all of them, I'd say Midori is the best. Name dictionary, multiple options of display for information regarding kanji study systems, examples, and more.
  • Its good but quite inconvenient

    By Lucynnkm
    Overall it’s good, it’s like a combination of Japanese and Imiwa. But it’s quite inconvenient because there is no option for an account. I get it that the users are able to save the words on the app on the device they’re using. But if I use both my phone and ipad, whenever I switch the device, I dont have any words to practice. Hopefully, this issue will be noticed and updated.
  • extremely helpful!

    By mslobster
    I love the bookmark function to be able to save words for later review. Conjugations for the win! Some of the example sentences are a little odd but help put in context how to use words grammatically. I would love to see antonyms as sometimes searches don’t net what you need without some digging. If you are studying Japanese this a great tool and works offline which is awesome.
  • Love this app

    By brian0r
    I use this every day and love how it’s so versatile. I wish there was an option to back up notes and settings or choose to export to iCloud or Google Drive. That would make it more awesome.
  • Still the best Japanese-English dictionary for iOS

    By evanjs@mal
    This application continues to be the very best Japanese dictionary available on iOS. Stroke-order agnostic handwriting recognition, SKIP and radical search, among plenty of other features, all with a very clean interface that is easy to use.
  • The Best

    By skzamel
    This is by far the Best Japanese dictionary app ever , i’ve learned so many Japanese words because of this
  • The best Japanese dictionary app out there.

    By Oda79
    I feel like I need. to write another review for Midori. I’ve been using it for over 4yrs now and it has never disappointed. There are number of reasons I like it not the least of which is because I can look up words without clearing the search menu and it still separates and displays all the results. I also own another popular Japanese dictionary app “Japanese”, which I think it good, but I always go to Midori when doing some serous translations and tough Japanese reading. This app is definitely a must for serious Japanese learners!!! I’m not an employee for Midori, but I think you should invest in this app!
  • Awesome App, happy they still update

    By db.1
    I have had this app for over 8 years and is always my go to. While there had not been any “crazy new look” or “ special new pink elephant “ type updates, the app/dictionary keeps working well and I haven’t been charged for an update or forced into some useless subscription schemes so 5 stars from me.