Excited for Japanese~!
I simply cannot wait to learn more Japanese! I have been waiting for at least TWO years for a free opportunity like this! Is anyone else excited for Japanese to come to Duolingo?
Memrise isn't that useful by itself. It's great in conjunction with other language courses, but it's essentially just flashcards. I honestly doubt anyone in the history of ever has been able to learn anything by memorizing flashcards by themselves, especially something as complicated as Japanese.
Does the course use Romaji as an optional input? I don't know much about Japanese :)
Down-voted once again for asking a legitimate question out of curiosity. Like I said I don't know much about Japanese, sorry for offending people.
You could have bought genki 1 2 and learned way more in 2 years rather than wait for Japanese course. To each his own i guess. This was in no way intended to sound harsh, on the contrary i'm waiting for the course too, just wanted to see how it will turn out since it was in development so long.
You are not alone my friend. I'm SUPER excited about it. I took two years in high school and never finished learning. I'm really curious how they're going to teach the forms of writing (Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji), which is very similar to Chinese calligraphy.
Super excited for Mandarin as well. Hopefully that follows Japanese!!