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

9 hours....

Nine more hours until the Japanese course is released (I hope.) Are you guys excited? Are you gonna try it out? I plan on learning Japanese at some stage in my life however it seems like too big of a challenge for me right now. I plan on learning French, German and Swedish first then I might take on some Japanese, but what are your thoughts about it?

There isn't a Japanese discussion page yet so I have to post it here, sorry if it bothers you guys :P

May 17, 2017

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

Yes I'm so excited!! ^-^ Japanese is one of my favorite languages! I'm studying it with books and memrise but I'm sure also Duolingo will help me! :)


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

I think Japanese is amazing too. Duolingo is probably the most helpful language learning site in my opinion so it's amazing they're offering the course :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

You're right! :)


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

I'm very, very excited! I've been waiting for Japanese to pop up on Duolingo since I started learning it a year and a half ago. I think it'll be a great way to improve my vocabulary, grammar, and writing ability and to prepare myself for my Japanese immersion programs in the summer.


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

Have they mentioned it's coming out at midnight GMT? If not, you'll need to wait another 17-21 hours on top of those 9.


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

Good point. I had forgot to think about other timezones, if i think about it now it will most likely come out at the PST midnight.


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

There's still no proof that it'll come out exactly when tomorrow arrives. It could come out in the afternoon, even in PST.


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

That's not my point. They don't release courses at a set time but if I had to choose one that's fairly close, I would go with midnight May 19th PKT (Pakistan)/YEKT (Yekaterinburg). That's during the working hours in Pittsburgh when somebody is there to pull the switch.


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

would they teach japanese font style as well ?


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

I don't really understand what you mean by "font style." What do you mean by it?


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

I think they mean the writing systems like katakana, hiragana, and kanji.


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

Ah. It's pretty much confirmed that they'll teach Hiragana, but I don't know about Katakana or Kanji. I hope they do teach Kanji since I was hoping to use the course to improve my Kanji knowledge.

By the way, if you want to learn Hiragana and/or Katakana, Duolingo has flashcard decks for them on TinyCards.


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

I've heard people talk about the course using katakana and teaching 80 kanji.


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

Only 80? That's kinda disappointing...


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

I guess that's the price we pay for having it developed in 3 months. It's also a reminder of the first rule of Duolingo: don't get your hopes up.


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

I have no clue about it. Only time will tell I guess


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

I keep going back and forth only because I don't see how I can use it in my life right now, but I do think it would be interesting.


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

I've been waiting for this for a long time! Haha, I don't know how I can squeeze it in with all the other languages I'm studying, but it will be fun to have and work on once in a while. Who knows? It may come earlier for some people as it may go live in an area with an earlier time zone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seacc3

Well...if you are excited about learning, I'm all in. :)


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

It's exciting to me because I am considering learning Japanese for a fourth language after Gaelic, so I can talk with my friend who is learning Japanese and is very fluent. Cheers!


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    Cool! I might take Japanese!


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

    One down, 8 to go. Also, try Russian.


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      They've already added it


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

      That's true, but it's not in Beta yet.

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