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

Japanese !!! countdown !!!

Finally !!!

May 17, 2017

22 Comments


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

It's amazing how much the Japanese team has accomplished in such little time! I am really excited.

Meanwhile, the Hindi course hasn't seen an update for over a year.


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

"amazing", "Japanese" and "little time" don't go well together. Japanese + high speed = normal.


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

I could be wrong, but as someone already pointed out it could be released at 12am in PST not GMT sadly, but I could be wrong


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

Am I the only one who already access to the course? I updated the iOS version (unfortunately, it's only available there) of Duolingo around noon PDT, and I've had full access to the Japanese course since then. I was surprised that I didn't see at least 10 posts titled "JAPANESE IS HERE!!!" or the like, but instead saw no activity in the discussion about the course. Oh well, I guess I'll enjoy it by myself until it's available to others or until people discover that an update is available.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaizen31

Thanks for mentioning this! I updated my iOS Duolingo, and sure enough, Japanese is there. :D


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

I hope it's on the web version too...


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

Yaaaaassssss!!!!!!!!!


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

I wonder how the writing's gonna work. Will it be with a handwriting tool, or will we have to write it in romaji?


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

Unfortunately I haven't seen a handwriting system. Duolingo shows you the character and plays its pronunciation and you'll have to select the corresponding romanization.

Source: I'm an alpha tester


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

I've thought about that, too.


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

I think it would be a small keyboard for HIRAGANA letters


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

Windows and Apple have Japanese Kana keyboards.


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

You sure? It's only 67% done by the language page.


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

One of the contributors explained it in the updates section. Wait, I'll go get a link.

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ja/en/status

There it is!


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

For the writing system. I think it would be a small keyboard for HIRAGANA letters.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdriElle531826

It might just be a regular keyboard that changes romaji to Japanese. I have one on my phone, and when you type romaji, it changes to kana. For example, if I type the letter a, it would show as あ in hiragana, or ア in katakana.


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

Ya that's a great idea.

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