Dec. 9, 2022

Just Launched: Nihongo Lessons - a new app for people serious about becoming fluent in Japanese

Nihongo Lessons, a new iPhone app from the creator of Nihongo: a modern Japanese dictionary, has just been launched on the App Store.

What makes Nihongo Lessons different?

The app store is full of Japanese learning apps. Nihongo Lessons is different because rather than being focused on beginners, it is focused on the intermediate and advanced learners (or very motivated beginners) who are serious about achieving fluency.

The app features 7 levels, each containing 1000 Japanese sentences each teaching a new word or concept. Unlike other apps, once you get passed the first level all content — including explanations — are written in Japanese. This helps you to start thinking in Japanese early on, and avoids the pitfalls of relying on English translation.

Who are you, and why should I trust you to teach me Japanese?

Nihongo Lessons is a collaboration between indie app developer Chris Vasselli (creator of Nihongo: a modern Japanese dictionary) and Adam Shapiro (creator of Japanese Level Up.

The content of Nihongo Lessons is based on Japanese Level Up, a fantastic learning program that has been around for 10+ years and has a dedicated following. Nihongo Lessons makes that content more accessible, efficient, and easier to use, by putting it into a modern iOS app integrated with Nihongo: a modern Japanese dictionary.

How much does it cost?

Nihongo Lessons has a freemium business model, with the first 100 sentences of each level available for free, and the remaining 900 available for $119.99. All 7 levels can be purchased together for $299.99.

Where can I learn more?

More details of the app's features can be found on the app's landing page, and the app can be downloaded from the App Store here.

If you'd like a promo code to check out all the app's content, reach out to Chris directly at

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Nihongo Lessons

A new app for people serious about becoming fluent in Japanese.