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 432 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!



  • 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.
  • This app is fantastic

    By Cheunga22
    Not only the best Japanese dictionary, but the best of any foreign language dictionary that I’ve found. UI is clean and easy to navigate. The flash card system is fantastic for learning vocabulary and the adaptive recall system is the perfect amount of functionality without bombarding you with endless options that you need to configure. Using the flash card system I was able to learn almost 1000 words in about a month, by simply reviewing the recommended cards for each day. Only thing that’s lacking - please make an equivalent app for Chinese! :)
  • Super useful for Nihongo reference

    By Nathan Fiedler
    This app is simply amazing. It not only has vocabulary but also many Kanji and their components. Everything is very clear. The examples are very helpful, too. I love that I can scribble something and get the Kanji that I'm after. I use this app every day.
  • Midori app

    By 2212122222
    Have been using for 3 years. OUTSTANDING app. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 5 STARS!!

    By SweetEphanie
    I highly recommend this app. It is extremely convenient and easy to use. I have no complaints. It is worth every single penny. It's good for vocabulary and grammar. Some of the aspects I really like are it's example sentences on a majority of words, flash cards, organization of words based on JLPT level, and translation function. The translation function won't translate directly into sentences, but it will translate individual words and allow you to look at the dictionary entry.
  • iPhone Only? :(

    By rlquinn1980
    An otherwise fantastic app for English-speaking learners of Japanese, Midori has wonderful options for searching and learning Japanese, even in spite of a few "Japanglish" example sentences... at least for the iPhone. The iPad version of this app is outdated, and I assume from the dearth of updates, now unsupported.