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Accidentally got japanese duolingo on chrome for a short moment

Hello, not sure how but on chrome on my android device was trying to get to a discussion page, and instead got to homepage of japanese tree (i.e. japanese for english speakers) but with the instructions in dutch (another language I am learning.)

It was cute. I did manage to input japanese answers using google japanese keyboard and strengthen a skill. It worked fine, but the questions were quite repetitive - same 4 or 5 questions repeated until strengthened.

Can't find it again as I just get to the "japanese for english is not ready on web version", I suppose it was a wierd glitch based on what languages I was logged on to on the app at the same time.

Anyway, feels like the web version is maybe coming soon?

Mata ne.

July 8, 2017



That's interesting how you managed to get onto the Japanese course on web without using the html trick. Did you actually see the tree itself though?

I've figured out how to do it the way you said:

  1. Make sure both app and browser are open and logged in on the same Duolingo account.
  2. On the browser, make sure you are on the Home page of any tree in which you've completed at least one skill.
  3. On the app, switch to Japanese from any other course. (If already on Japanese, switch to a different course then switch back to Japanese.)
  4. Finally, back on the browser, click the Practice (or Strengthen Skills) button.

This will do strengthen skills for the Japanese course. And, like you said, the interface language will be whatever your previous course was on. However, once you complete the strengthen skills round and you get your points, it then takes you to the "Japanese is not yet supported on web" page instead of back to the tree homepage. I wasn't able to access the lessons, nor even able to view the tree at all.

I'm not optimistic enough to use the word "soon". The silence on the progress towards getting this course released on web is deafening.

I'm just glad we can still use the html trick. I don't know how I'd've stayed sane without it—having to wait so long past the 18th of May (the estimated completion date of phase 1). The html trick works much better than this one.

But it's still very handy to know we have this other trick to fall back on—to be able to continue doing the Japanese tree on web—if someday the html trick stops working. And also, since the html trick can only really be done on desktop browsers, this one is handy when wanting to use a mobile browser. ^^


How do you do the trick?


It happens also to me. I saw Japanese for English speaker instead of German and I clicked a lesson but I get the "Japanese for English is not ready on web version". What happened?


I tried to do it again (get the tree and then select a particular skill) but cannot work out how I did it. I had been trying to post on a discussion but could not - because kept being redirected to the "Japanese is not ready" page. I have not managed to do it again. So it must have been a combination of changing the language in the app, while clicking on the discussion in chrome.... I dunno sorry.

Hi testmoogle, thanks for the clear instructions - i tried that and it worked on chrome on my phone. Just as you said, it was possible to do a "practice".


This happens to me anytime I switch from my android phone (where I'm doing Japanese) to my computer (where Japanese is ostensibly unavailable) Here's a picture of the "web tree": Alt text

When I try to click on any of the skills, it automatically refreshes and takes me to the "Japanese is not available on the Web" page, from where I have to switch to French to access my Duo account. What I can gather is that while the Japanese tree is not ready for web prime-time, it is viewable if you are logged on to your Japanese instance from your phone.


Hmm. I can do that with the html trick, but I don't know how exactly you managed to do it the way you said.

It can't be quite as straight forward as "anytime", as it doesn't happen everytime for the OP either.

Do you think you could give a brief step-by-step of how to reproduce it?

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