https://www.duolingo.com/Nicocacolaa

Japanese for English speakers :)

I would love to see that, I don't think there is one yet

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Many people do want one, but it will be a while since one is not currently being developed. More than that, it poses unique challenges that Duolingo has yet to find great answers to. The format works well for languages that use the same or similar alphabets,whereas Japanese having multiple scripts and very different grammar from English, which presents more challenges than, say, Spanish for English speakers did by quite a bit.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicocacolaa

I agree; I respect people who can speak multiple languages that include different characters. Busuu do teach Japanese however I prefer the format of Duolinguo greatly.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Oh yeah, I took a Japanese course a few years ago before Duolingo and I'd love to learn more, but I am also too lazy to use anything else. Duolingo makes learning languages very easy to do regularly. At any rate, it's not like I don't have plenty of other things to learn in the meantime.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alvaro.Duo
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I'd love to learn Japanese too, I like the culture and music of Japanese! Wow you have a good level in french and Italian, that's amazing.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool
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I really hope DuoLingo will one day made a simplified ENG -> JAP course. I think a lot can be achieved if they drop the Kanji and avoid writing exercises as much as possible.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicocacolaa

I saw busuu's course where they didn't use Japanese characters and that seemed to make it a lot more simple.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hontai.sun

The Kanji though is an essential part of Japanese. It is how people that use Japanese communicate with each other and I think that learning the Kanji will also give the learner a whole new perspective of languages as a whole as it introduces a writing system that is visual based rather than audio based.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankKool
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I agree that it's essential for Japanese, I just think that a DuoLingo course would be better without it. DuoLingo is about giving you the basics to get into a language, not about mastering it. Kanji is difficult to teach via the Internet, so if DuoLingo would offer a course that gives you basic knowledge to understand and speak a little Japanese, the user can then continue to explore the language his/herself.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hatem-

i think that

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reus_Zepp
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Doing a Japanese for English speakers course would be too difficult to do and Duo has a limited amount of money and time, it probably won't be developed soon.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicocacolaa

Maybe one day, we can dream

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reus_Zepp
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Yes, Maybe one day :D

2 years ago
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