"I'm off."


June 10, 2017



Ok so this didn't even teach me what the words meant but its asking me to translate them


Sometimes it helps you learn/remember a little better when you try to figure something out on your own first. Also, maybe the online course might teach a little more than this app does? This app is more for review? I'm not sure, I haven't tried the web version yet....


imo this app is only useful for introducing vocabulary to yourself. For actual usage, you shouldn't hesitate to look for online resources through Google. You should also do these exercise on your own pace and proceed only when you're ready. Rushing through lessons for streaks doesn't help because the words won't stick.


Anyone looking for a good app Japanese language course try "Human Japanese". I have been using it for a while now and find it the most useful of any other app I've tried. It does a great job of explaining things. And, it works well with this Duolingo app too ( covers similar material in a similar order).


Human Japanese is also how I got started. I liked it, but found myself really wanting Duolingo for questions/practice. They complement each other well.


Another good thing to use that isnt actually an app is genki, which is what I've been using :)


That might be true, except there is no online course for Japanese. At least not at this time.


They are essentially identical.


web version is currently unavailable.


Another great one is Textfugu. They also have a kanji course called Wanikani. Best used in a browser though.


That is how 90% of my learning with duo is.


These phrases are "set phrases", or 決まり文句, that don't translate well literally but makes sense in context.


Is 行って来る a verb that means "to leave"?


We say '行ってきます' every time when go out. And we say 'ただいま' when we come back home. This is custom.

If the word 'leave' means never come back, I think it is not suitable for '行ってきます'

Did I answer your question?


So do we only use this between friends and family? I know for workplace it's usually お疲れ様です or 失礼します.


There are people who say '行ってきます' when go out their company. (the case s/he come back the company.)


A: 'I am going to Duo company. I will back two hours later. '

B: '行ってらっしゃい!'

Yes, '失礼します' is used when s/he return home.

eg. When the end of the work tim



'失礼します' is used when s/he goes in or out the room as well.

eg. knock knock

A: 'どうぞ/Please enter the room. '

B: '失礼します' B goes into the room.

It is absolutry not necessary. Depends on the situation.


Hello Sora! How would you say "leave forever" in Japanese?


こんにちは ピカチュウ/ぴかちゅう! (^∇^)ノ 

Leave forever? It's cool sounds. But I don't know. What mean?


はい、ぴかちゅう です!(。>﹏<。)

'Leave forever' means 'leave and never come back'.

Is さようなら a right word for 'leave forever', Sora-san?


(。>﹏<。) ← so cute.

さようなら is more light meaning. We use everytime before go home or so. Bye-bye.

'Leave forever' seems dramatic.


There are two verbs here, 行く、いく, "go" and 来る、くる, "come". The literal translation is something like "I will go and come back."

This expression uses what is called the "te form", or て形、てけい, which is a certain conjugation that has several uses, but very commonly serves as a conjunction that means "and". Here, 行く is conjugated as 行って, which serves to join it with 来る, thus "go and come".


Thanks for the explanation!


I think it means something like " I'll be back soon. "




行って来ます was marked wrong. I am dumbfounded.

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    Yes, I reported it too.


    What's the best way to type this one? I have no idea how to get the very first character: 行 without typing out 行きます And just backspacing it.


    I would also recommend an App called HelloTalk. You can get togethere with Native Japanese speakers who are trying to learn English, and help each other out.

    I also recommend HumanJapanese, like others before me.


    I'm a huge fan of lingodeer app myself, as the audio files seem to be a bit better than most apps and the techniques used to teach languages have a more multifaceted approach than the one-trick pony that most apps are.

    I like Duolingo mostly for how well it lends itself to impulse use --like waiting in line at a store or commercial breaks on the television. Also, it's probably the best of the completely free apps for languages in my opinion. Everybody else has some of their content locked up behind their pay wall--although hitting that pay wall takes longer and some apps than it does in others.


    Confused about this app, a lot of people said it is a good app but i cant learn something except translating again n again without know how to build a sentence properly


    I started with YesJapan and their Japamese from zero books series. It teaches you literally from scratch. Great books written by a well respected Japanese interpiter, if your having a hard time I sugest you look into the company, or find the interpiter on youtube (channel name is Learn Japanese From Zero), this app is more of a practice or refresher for me after reading the books. Their first book is completely free but only if you view it on their website, dont worry it has print outs to teach you how to write the characters ans the sounds they make, sentence construction the whole bit. www.yesjapan.com the first book alone taught me just about 50% of what this app teaches. Hope this can help you in some way, this app really is only for people with an understanding already somce it doesnt really teach grammer or sentence structure that well or at all.


    You're not alone. The only reason I've gotten as far as I have is because I'd had done some very casual learning independent of the app prior to trying it in duolingo. It's worth noting that until recently, Japanese was not a "fully released" language; it lacked a component on the desktop site. If you tried other language courses, you found the desktop versions included a LOT of discussion and extra information that the Japanese course lacked until just very recently. I was shocked when I learned how much more info the desktop page gives versus what we see if we only use the phone apps.

    Edit: Looks like the Japanese desktop site is finally live, and it includes some extra information that the apps lack, just like other languages. Give it a try, lman582011!


    Anyone else find it odd how you have to write a kanji character for a single "i" sound? :> Maybe it's quicker to read though as the meaning jumps straight out


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