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Japanese LS Touch

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Japanese LS Touch is a program for iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad for learning japanese vocables. It combines a comprehensive japanese dictionary with a topnotch vocable trainer. The vocable trainer utilizes the unique touch interface to intuitively teach you how to draw the Kanji/Kana of the japanese words by displaying strokeorder guidelines. But that's just one of the many features helping you in learning japanese vocables.

- 145.000 japanese vocables
- all vocables have readings (if word contains kanji) and english translations
- 75.000 vocables have german translations and 14.800 vocables have french translations
- possibilty to import your own translations for the vocables
- default vocabulary sets (JLPT Level 1 - 5 and all level in one set)
- possibilty to create custom vocabulary sets within the program
- possiblity to import your own custom vocabulary sets (of vocables in the programs database)
- sample sentences availabe for 27.800 vocables (90% of the JLPT Level 1-5 set‘s vocables have sample sentences)
- Strokeorder guidelines for all kanji used in all the program‘s vocables
- numerous ways to select the vocables you want to train:
- All vocables of the current set
- custom selection (vocables selected via browser)
- Range of vocables (e.g. vocable 40 till vocable 60)
- Vocable Reader reads vocable and translation [In-App purchase]

- 7 Testtypes:
- Vocable --> Translation
- Translation --> Vocable
- Vocable --> Reading
- Reading --> Vocable
- Word --> missing Character
- Sentence --> missing Word
- Audio -> Meaning [In-App purchase]
- 2 Testmodes:
- Direct Input (drawing or keyboard)
- Multiple Choice

- list of all vocables in the current vocabulary set or all vocables of the program‘s database
- search for a specific vocably by translation, reading or the japanese word itself
- display details of a specific vocable
- select specific vocables for a custom selection you want to train

- Import your own custom vocabulary set (e.g. if you want to train only the vocables of lesson x of your textbook)
- Import your own translations for the vocables (e.g. if you learn by certain translation that differs from the default translation in the program or if the translation for your language is missing)
- Backup & Sync between devices via Dropbox
- Learning with the Leitner system (SRS)
- Practice mode (for learning how to draw the japanese characters of the vocable)
- User Interface fully localized in English, French and German

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If you find a bug in the software please send me an email [jan(a)] with as many information as possible so I can try to reproduce and fix it:
- device & firmware
- what did you do step by step
- settings (current set, test mode, Leitner actice...)
- does it happen always/sometime/once

Japanese LS Touch uses the KANJIDIC & JMDICT dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. (
The sample sentences in this application are form the Tanaka Corpus. (
The french & german translations of the sample sentences are from the Tatoeba Project (