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Documentation

This documentation will guide you in some of the most important aspects of the application. Please read it carefuly!

Downloading a dictionary

This application is based on multiple dictionaries that you can download in the app. They all add some functionality to the application. In the following sections we will see how to use them.

To download a dictionary, you need to click on the three dots at the top right of the screens and select “Manage Dictionaries”. This will open a new view where you can select a dictionary in a list.

Tap on the dictionary you want to add. You will be presented with more details on the dictionary and options to download, refresh or delete it. Once you have successfuly downloaded a dictionary, you are ready to use the app!

Searching vocabulary

To be able to look for vocabulary, you must first download a dictionary. There are dictionaries for different languages.

From the main view, tap on the search bar and type your search term. It can be a word written in kanji, with its pronounciation or the meaning of a word in the language of a dictionary you downloaded.

Tap on the search button and you'll see the results. Easy, right?

Settings

There are currently no settings.

Building the app

To develop the app, I use android studio. This is the best way to build it, because you can easily modify some of it too. If you don't want to use android studio, you can still build the app with only gradle.

You can help too!

Lastly, note that you can help make this app the best. You can help in so many different ways, some of the greatest are listed below:

  • Translate the app and this website
  • Talk about it to fellow Japanese learners
  • Report a bug, or two
  • Suggest improvements and more data sources
  • Write some code and send me a patch

In any case, I hope you will enjoy Nani as much as I enjoyed writting it!