Human Japanese

Developer: Brak Software, Inc.

Current Version: 3.0

Last Updated: 17 days ago

Download Size: 109.6 MB - Download


Ready to learn Japanese? Meet your personal sensei-in-a-box.

Human Japanese teaches the Japanese language from square one in a warm, engaging tone. Going much deeper than the canned phrases and vocab of other products, it approaches the language in an integrated way, with discussion, recordings, animations, illustrations, photos, reviews, and more.

The core promise of Human Japanese is to show you how everything works and never to expect you to magically know things that we haven’t yet taught you. This makes your journey into Japanese a joy, as each new piece that falls into place makes sense and every new example sentence is comprehensible.

Key concepts are explained with warmth and humor, drawing you into the nuts-and-bolts that you need to understand Japanese while keeping things down-to-earth and engaging. Our goal is to lead you from one “light bulb moment” to the next so that you stay energized and excited about the language.

Human Japanese contains:

* More than 500 pages of main content

* Animations of every hiragana and katakana character

* Over 1800 recordings of vocabulary words and phrases spoken by native speakers

* More than 800 example sentences

* Ingredients(TM) example sentence breakdowns on every example sentence for total clarity

* Interactive games and review quizzes that keep track of your response history to help focus on trouble spots

* Dozens of photos and cultural notes to connect your Japanese to real life

* And much more!

Human Japanese will impress you with its warmth, beauty, and wit. Download it today and start your journey!


Release Notes:

Version 3.0 is a major upgrade that thoroughly modernizes the app. We've brought in many of the new features we developed for Intermediate, including:

- Completely updated design, including retina graphics throughout.
- More intelligent quizzes that track your response history and adjust questions to help with trouble spots.
- Ingredients(TM) example sentence breakdowns integrated into every sentence.
- An experience points system to show how you've grown in your knowledge.
- Dozens of new cultural notes and photos.
- Many refinements to lessons.

The team is always ready to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please write us at [email protected] for speedy assistance. Thank you for your continued support!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.0
Review by Kaikoura6

Love it! - I have tried Pimsluer and Rosetta Stone, but neither provides a background to the langugage. Human Japanese is the perfect companion to either when attempting to learn Japanese.

Found helpful by 33 out of 39 people
Version 2.0.0
Review by Observer2010

It - This is nothing more then a digitized text book. No real interaction. No real multimedia. Not much content. I can not understand the perfect 5 stars rating by other people.

Found helpful by 21 out of 98 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.0
Review by Orange Tang

Greart Program, Great Upgrade - If you’re looking for a way to learn Japanese on your Mac with lots of interesting background information on the language and culture integrated in a meaningful and enjoyable way, look no further. And kudos to Brak for making the 3.0 upgrade free to 2.0 users - beyond classy!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 3.0
Review by AlmightyShortest

Absolutely Fantastic - I love this app. So much so, I purchased it not only on my Mac but for my phone as well. It’s perfect! The only thing it’s lacking is the ability to sync progress through different platforms.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 3.0
Review by johnny on the spot

A true guide - Good education isn’t simply “taught.” The best education resources lead you in the right direction as you fill in the blanks. Human Japanese is one of those great education guides I’m glad I purchased. Everything here is very well organized, tiered and weighted, but don’t simply click through the slides. I would highly advise you to buy a stack of notebooks and some mechanical drafting pencils. Spend a good deal of time on each chapter. Learn it. Then do it again. And again. The sound combination reviews in the early chapters are indepsensible for gating and checking your progress. I have been to Japan many times at this point and there is no substitute for immersion when it comes to langauge studies. But this program is absolutely indepsensible if you are coming from an English-speaking background. Just get some notebooks and fire up a kana keyboard for your iPhone. Practice makes perfect.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.0
Review by AleAssis

Amazing but not great at support - It is amazing what a difference it makes to learn something from someone who knows how to present concepts in a way anyone can understand. It reaches the point of being deceiving :) as all of a sudden Japanese seems to be easy (and I mean that in the best way possible) - as I am actually learning and memorizing Hiragana. Very very good - if you have doubts, start with the “Lite” version as I did, and soon enough you will see it’s worth the upgrade ;) Good luck! ======================================================= update: losing a star for not responding to message requesting support

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people