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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenaAlla1

A suggestion for the Japanese course

I am currently doing the Japanese course on iOS, and love it, however I have one suggestion for an improvement that I feel would help me and many other people learn the language better.

My problem is something like this, I often cannot have sound on while I am doing my language course. Unfortunately this means when I see a kanji I haven't learned before I haven't the faintest idea of how it is pronounced.

It would be nice if when I tap the word containing the kanji, if I could get the pronunciation of the kanji in hiragana as well as the meaning in English.

June 12, 2017

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

Great suggestion! I completely agree with HelenaAlla1 that Furigana would really help EN-> JP learners pronounce the kanji, especially since not all sentences have audio and some of the Japanese audio is either incorrect or only covers part of the sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Sounds sensible enough to me. I also wish that when these questions came up in reviews, they wouldn't automatically have the audio play, since it makes them just a touch trivial.

BTW, there's a Japanese forum now. Probably would make sense to move this thread there. (you'll have to subscribe to it first most likely)


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

why isn't Japanese done on the PC? I've been waiting for either it or Korean but I cant do it because they're still in alpha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

I think b/c they rely heavily on question types only available on the apps, so there's still significant software work to be done to enable it to come to the PC.


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

Korean though is a normal course so it will should be first on the website.

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