App GIVEAWAY: LinguPinguin Japanese!

25 Feb


This giveaway is now closed. Winners were announced in THIS POST

I have a wonderful Japanese-learning app to share with you today. We recently downloaded the “LinguPinguin English/Japanese” app  by Elevision Film on our iTouch and my kids have been loving it! It is easy enough for my 2-year old and interesting enough for my almost 5-year old to play with too. It is like an interactive English-Japanese dictionary for children. You choose a topic, such as “Animals”, then when you click on a picture of an elephant, it will say “Elephant” if you are in English mode, or “ぞう” if you are in Japanese mode. The animations are really cute! After children have learned the words, there is a quiz they can take. Here are some screenshots:





Click HERE to watch a video of the app in action. There are many different versions of the app available (Japanese, French, Chinese, etc) : Click HERE to visit the Lingu Pinguin website and see all the different languages available and read more about this app.

At just $1.99, I think it is a GREAT deal for a quality app. You will definitely get your money’s worth.

We all love FREE though, right? So Lingu Pinguin has generously offered to give away two promo codes for the Lingu Pinguin app! Yay! To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this blog post sharing why you or your children want to learn Japanese. Then come back Wednesday morning, February 27, to see if you won! Promo codes will be emailed to the winners. (App is for iPhones, iPads, and iTouch).

Have a great week, everyone! またね!

12 Responses to “App GIVEAWAY: LinguPinguin Japanese!”

  1. Carol February 25, 2013 at 9:29 AM #

    I would love this app for my daughter. Her Grandmother, my mother inlaw, was from Kobe. She passed away a year after my daughter was born. I am trying to keep the Japanese heritage alive for my daughter.

  2. lgmarch February 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM #

    My family and I are moving to Japan in less than a month! Movers coming tomorrow and everything. My husband and I lived there a few years back but we didn’t have children at the time. Now we have a beautiful 2 1/2 year old and she devours everything I teach her in Nihongo. I have been searching for an app to help teach her!

  3. Antonela Suzuki February 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM #

    My husband is Japanese and I am Croatian. My two kids are fluent in Croatian but not in Japanese ( I am spending a lot of times with them while my husband works). I would really love for them to be able to speak Japanese too since we have family in Japan.

  4. Susan February 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM #

    I am teaching my kids Japanese because we are trying to revive our lost heritage! Only their great-grandparents were native speakers, and they have all passed away. My daughter, who’s 3, now speaks and understands more Japanese than her daddy and grandparents! She may soon surpass me as well, so I am trying my best to keep learning and staying ahead of her! She loves going to Japanese school and watching nontan and shimajiro. Sometimes we have long conversations in Nihongo and I don’t think she realizes it!!! Hope we win! My daughter would LOVE that app.

  5. Cherie J February 25, 2013 at 4:22 PM #

    How fun! My children and I are actively learning Japanese to be able to interact
    with those around us better. My older kids are doing an amazing job in school, but this would help me and my little guys who are not immersed in Japanese everyday to build vocabulary. We use and love the other apps you’ve recommended, I’m sure this will be no different!

  6. Jenny February 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM #

    Oh thank you for offering this giveaway! We are moving to Japan this fall and planning to live there long-term. I am trying to find good, fun, kid-friendly ways to teach my kids Japanese. i would love to give them some good exposure to Japanese before plunging into the Japanese school system which is what we plan to do. This app looks great!

  7. Michael Nixon February 25, 2013 at 6:03 PM #

    I am currently starting to learn Japanese with the aid of a tutor (at the age of 27, bleck), it’s something I have wanted to do for about 10 years, and I am finally biting the bullet as it is my dream to move to Japan and work there. I am fascinated by the culture and language. This is a very generous giveaway and looks like a very fun learning tool, but I could not accept this from you as there are more deserving people commenting here. ありがとうございます。

  8. komac1 February 25, 2013 at 6:28 PM #

    I love learning different languages, and I want my kids to learn Japanese to expand their knowledge and have more opportunities to make friends wherever they go in the future. Most importantly, I want my kids to be able to communicate better with grandparent, aunt, uncle and relatives when we visit them next time!

  9. Kuya Joshua February 25, 2013 at 10:06 PM #

    I would like to learn Japanese because I grew up for the first three years of my life in Japan (mostly Den-en-chofu). I feel a sense of “home” in Japan, but my ties to the country are significantly severed because of my inability to speak Japanese. Through learning Japanese, I could learn more about the culture that shaped the formative years of my life and eventually return and create new memories, stories, and adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun. Thank you!

  10. Mayu February 26, 2013 at 3:07 AM #

    Thanks for sharing this app! My oldest son is in a Japanese immersion program at school and my younger two boys really want to start learning the language as well. I am a Japanese-American mom married to an American who can’t speak any Japanese so I’m trying really hard to instill the culture and language into my boys. It gets difficult as English is my stronger language as well.

  11. Sayaka February 27, 2013 at 12:46 AM #

    I’d love to try this app because I’ve been too lazy to speak Japanese with my kids and I’m grateful for any new words they can glean from playing apps.


  1. “LinguPinguin Japanese” WINNERS! | Hiragana Mama - February 27, 2013

    […] winners of the promo codes for the Lingu Pinguin Japanese app are lgmarch and Mayu!! Please tell me what your email address is so I can send you your promo codes […]

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