Developer(s)Jason Katz-Brown, Neil Stevens, Joseph Kerian, Eric Kjeldergaard, Daniel E. Moctezuma
Stable release
20.04.2[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 11 June 2020; 2 years ago (11 June 2020)
Written inC++ (KDELibs)
Operating systemLinux, Windows
Available inEnglish, Japanese

Kiten is a Japanese Kanji learning tool and reference for the KDE Software Compilation, specifically, in the kdeedu package.[2] It also works as a Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese dictionary. The user can input words into a search box, and all related Kanji are returned with their meaning and part of speech. Kanji can be filtered by rarity and part of speech. A list of Kanji is also available which sorts characters by grade level and stroke number. Selecting one shows its Onyomi, Kunyomi, and meanings. Users can also add Kanji to their "learn list" and get simple flashcard quizzes where the Kanji is displayed along with possible meanings to choose from.[3]

The program was available only for Linux operating systems, but with the beta release of KDE for Windows, it is now available on Microsoft Windows.

See also

Gjiten, a similar Gnome application


  1. ^ "Release 20.04.2". 11 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Kiten — Ubuntu Apps Directory". Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  3. ^ "The KDE Education Project - Kiten". Retrieved 2013-11-28.