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Nuku is a personal Japanese tutor, teaching you the two native Japanese writing systems, hiragana and katakana. It features both these systems, all three main romanization systems and methods of selecting what to learn. It was written to aid me in my Japanese studies.

What's New

Version 1.5.1 fixes the following:
  • Swedish and Japanese localization by Patrik Skulski and Kim Ahlström
  • Pull in a fixed set of buttons by Michael Simmons that more resemble the original OS9 look
  • Added a localized formatter to the percent correct field
  • Changed the shortcuts for switching between hiragana and katakana


Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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vina_melody Member IconReview+0

I liked it :D it helps me a lot who doesn't know at all about Japanese..

my first japanese program.. arigato

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Version 1.5.1
Sirius74 Member IconReview+0

Fantastic program! Very thorough and easy to follow! It runs smoothly and seems to show no signs of crashing!
I've learned more about the Japanese language through this program than I have through any books I have encountered. Congratulations on a job well done! ^^
Have you considered updating it with OS 10.4 (Tiger) and the G5 engine in mind? Possibly expand the program further? Add lessons on kanji?

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Version 1.5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Thank you for this program. Exactly what I was looking for. It will make learning Japanese a little easier. With Nuku's help, I'll be speaking Japanese in no time. Thanks again.

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Version 1.5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Very nice, has really helped me memorise those characters!

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Version 1.5.1
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Downloads 4,437
Version Downloads 2,542
License Free
Date 14 Apr 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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