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This is the homepage of the Android port of JiShop, a Japanese/English kanji and compound word dictionary.

To install JiShop from our site, you might have to change the settings of your smartphone or tablet. Start Settings, tap on Applications, set a checkmark under "Other sources".

Last update: September 25, 2015. Release 3.10.

See the update history.

JiShop now supports local Android text-to-speech, but see this note.

JiShop is a shareware product - for the first 30 days, it's fully functional, then the database becomes limited to the 1006 characters from the "Gakushū kanji" list. To remove the limitation, please purchase a permanent license.

JISHOP/Android screenshot

For project updates and feedback, please visit the JiShop page on Facebook. Also, we have a mailing list; to subscribe, provide your e-mail in the box below and click the "Subscribe" button.

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In this release, the following features are supported (new ones in boldface):

  • Kanji search
    • By writing one with your finger
    • By radicals (up to 4)
    • By reading (on or kun)
    • By English meaning (translation)
    • By stroke count
    • Using noncanonical decompositions
  • Compound word search
    • By kanji (up to 4)
    • By reading (in kana or in rōmaji)
    • By English meaning (translation)
  • Radical table filtering:
    • By category
    • By radical interrelationship
    • By decomposition of a found kanji
  • Internal hyperlinking
  • Radical information
  • Kanji information for lookup elsewhere
  • Kanji stroke order diagrams
  • Study groups of kanji and compound words
  • Drill with multiple choice and score at the end:
    • Hiragana
    • Katakana
    • Kanji
    • Compound words
  • Flash cards with kanji and words
  • Downloading preset groups of kanji
  • Group import and export:
    • To/from Dropbox
    • To nearby devices via WiFi
    • From JiShop/Windows via SD card
    • Into text files on the SD card
  • Offline stroke-order diagrams
  • Voicing japanese pronunciation (either local or cloud-based)
  • Interactive kanji decomposition

See also the full manual with screenshots.

The database of JiShop/Android is identical to that of JiShop/Windows.