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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anyom

How to start learning Japanese

Go to settings, then go to learning language, then choose "I want to learn Japanese".

you can also make a new account, and choose that you want to learn Japanese.

April 11, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

The glitch now appears to have been fixed; when I try to switch to Japanese it cuts to the Duolingo splash screen and forces me to choose another language. Furthermore, Japanese is no longer selectable via settings.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

I can still get into it using the menu next to my avatar, but I'd advise anybody who took advantage of the glitch and might still have access to be cautious. When I went to settings while on the Japanese tree, it sent me back to the new member screen and gave the appearance of having deleted my progress in existing trees. It hadn't, but I took a detour through a new-to-me tree just to be on the safe side.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zyxwvutsrqpo

gave the appearance of having deleted my progress in existing trees

I bet it freaked you out quite good :P

April 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

It is interesting to get a preview, and the TTS sounds surprisingly good. However, I'd rather wait until it's properly released and not get lessons that consist of repeating 'one, two' twenty times.

Like wyqtor already said, I also suggest people not submit reports, as they might prove more of a hindrance than a help to the Japanese team at this stage of uncompletion.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain_Caps

To those stuck in the 'Intro' skill, even changing and accessing through the URL-changing, this will not unblock the rest of the three. So I recommend to do the Checkpoint test, that's how I unblocked it:)

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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すごい!I would be happy to help the team by submitting reports, but I am not sure we are supposed to be able to join the course, so I will refrain until further notice from the team.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lea.1717

Awww I can't believe I missed this opportunity again...

I hope this glitch happens again :c

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

It was a glitch which they have sorted and now it is not possible.

You will just have to wait until they release into Beta.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anyom

so it no longer works?

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rumnraisin

It works fine.

Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Edit: And no longer works, as far as I can tell.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anyom

yay! I'm glad to hear that :) see my post in the other discussion on what to do after the hiragana lessons :)

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22084420

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rumnraisin

Let's link to that here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22084420 (Ah! you did now! (^_^))

And quote you too:

I got past it by writing https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ja/Introduction/3 up in the browser

If this helps anyone, the thanks should go to anyom, not me.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WHgdAZIC

Can confirm as well, it works :)

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

Thank you for this post

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FelixMacchiaveli

Thank you! :)

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vc120

It works!

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zerr_

Thank you so, so very much.

April 11, 2017
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