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Yeah...I wish they would teach the Kanji from the beginning. In the past when I was learning Japanese, I would learn Kanji whenever I learned a new word. I wouldn't always remember it, I wouldn't always be able to draw the more complex ones, but like...I would at least SEE it and learn how to select it from a list while typing, so that I was able to both (a) read and (b) type.
I don't like this whole deal of being taught words without Kanji...and I really hope it is temporary and the course gets to the point of teaching Kanji for every word. I can see how they wouldn't want to overwhelm people at the beginning, but given how Japanese is often taught in the U.S., I'm worried that they do the same inefficient thing that most classes do, which is to have the vocabulary go WAAAAAY ahead of the Kanji.
I'm an adult, I already know how to write, and I can learn the Kanji when I learn a new word. I learn better that way.
Must be hard for someone with no background in kanji.
For me, though, it’s better this way because I already know most kanji visually, since I know Chinese and its Hànzì, I just have to know the many pronunciations they have in Japanese, ie know hiragana.
- 家 — jiā in Chinese / いえ in Japanese
How far do these multiple choice exercises go on? I hate multiple choice and one of the reasons that I use DuoLingo on Desktop and not on mobile is that I like the open-ended recall.
Is the whole course going to be like this or do the multiple choice questions stop past a certain point? Is there any way I can disable them?