Does anyone know when Japanese will be available?
I saw job postings for people fluent in Japanese months ago, so I assume they have people working on it. If you are learning Japanese, in the meantime I would check out Anki, All Japanese All The Time, Reviewing the Kanji, and Fixoodle.
Anki and Reviewing the Kanji are indispensable. I studied the kana and kanji on my own with Heisig's books, anki, and kanji.koohii.com, and then enrolled in a first-year college Japanese course. Of course I continued using anki in the class. I too would like to see duolingo offer Japanese.
I'd just like to say that this would be a fantastic use of Duolingo's resources. Using their group translation project, they could get into the main industries that drive most American's to want to learn Japanese in the first place: anime and manga. They would both be highly profitable by adding it, they would be benefiting a massive number of people. Personally, from what I've seen, it would be much larger than Portuguese.
would love Japanese but Chinese might be fun :) then I can play at living in the 'Firefly Verse'. Shiny !! :) (note: in Joss Wheedon's space western Firefly, English and Chinese were the dominate languages and our 'heroes' swore like troopers but only in Chinese (A:to foil the network censors B: 'cause it's cool :) )
I'd love to learn Japanese on here too! it's such a nice language, and I have a couple friends that speak it. I'm currently learning Spanish and Italian and am strongly anticipating the release of the Russian and Klingon courses. Japanese has my vote for next to be developed!
Man, 3 years and still no JP. Well, you can learn from youtube in the meantime. Check out this kid who is learning Japanese (in Japan) and makes videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaeHnskkJIyzrLK1cwbjWCg
And it's available now :) I think we can improve our learning Japanese a lot if we use good materials. During my learning process, I must thank to these resources: App: Dictionary: http://bit.ly/Mazii_iOS Learn Kanji: http://bit.ly/iOS_Janki Read news: http://bit.ly/iOS_EasyJapanese
Website: http://wordgrammar.net/how-to-learn-japanese-effectively/ https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vsZz_trkiRM9E15qHUptDXQYdPcbuXTWOw_j9fldD7g/edit#gid=0
hope they're useful