The latest update to Mac operating software sees kotoeri automatically convert hiragana to kanji. Great if you want to type all in kanji, but not so great when we want to type in hiragana for our students. Luckily there is an easy fix. Watch the video to find out how.
I LOVE iPhone. It comes everywhere with me. It shows me movies when I am bored, finds petrol stations when I am running on empty, lets me contact my friends and family and it is a brilliant piece of technology for learning languages.
Here are some of my favourite apps for Japanese:
is a study tool that can import flashcards from Quizlet, StudyStack, and more.
will make learning hiragana and katakana much easier and more fun!
Kotoba is a multilingual Japanese dictionary.
ShinKanji is a kanji reference and study application combining a kanji dictionary and a database of stroke orders.
Ever stumbled upon a kanji that you don’t know, and not being sure of the radical, you are finding it hard to look it up in a dictionary? Well, now there is a place online where you can draw the kanji with your mouse and the site will suggest possible kanji, linked to Jim Breen’s dictionary. Yipee! Check out handwritten kanji recognition.