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 448 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!



  • Best Japanese dictionary

    By Ushahin
    This is by far the best Japanese dictionary on either iOS or Android. The fact that you can search via word, sample sentence, and even name is super useful. Also, I’ve found that the quality of the database itself is superior to other apps (better definitions, more definitions, etc). Props to the developer for maintaining such a useful app. It was well worth installing.
  • Roundabout dictionary

    By John0071900
    I love the organization and content of the app but When you look for a word in the search a whole list of sentences with the word appear and not the word itself. Can you make it so that when I look up a word that’s what appears and make the sentences an extra feature that accompanies the word?
  • 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. Update: Downgraded current rating from 5 to 4 stars as the translate lookup functionality has some pretty glaring bugs. A good example is the following sentence: こちらは原先生です。The first word こちら exists in the dictionary itself but isn’t parsed during translate. I’ve seen many cases such as this requiring me to rely on additional apps. Please fix this.
  • 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