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When will Japanese be added to Desktop?

July 13, 2017



It would be really great to know this. I currently have to awkwardly borrow a family member's Android device (a tablet) to learn it even more awkwardly on the App version.


You could attempt to message one of the developers. I don't think that they would mind answering. Also frequently check https://incubator.duolingo.com/ for updates on the course notes.

I am studying French, Japanese, and Chinese on my own. I am super happy that I have Japanese on Duo now. Can't wait for the day to log in and study all three on the desktop.


I run the app with BlueStacks in my computer. It works pretty well.


I haven't heard of that before. I'll give it a try.


It's easy. Just install BlueStacks and then download duolingo app here: http://www.bluestacks.com/apps/education/duolingo-learn-languages-free-on-pc.html


Totally forgot about this option thank you!!


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I'm more likely to learn something on desktop since that's where I do most of my Duolingo. I don't like to hold phones for long periods of time and my tablet is getting a bit old. So I would love to know at the very least a range for when it'll be out. I tested the Japanese course at a time where I brought my tablet with me to school and could learn from it while waiting for stuff and during breaks via open WiFi. Now that I'm going to be home or busy outside more often, it'll be convenient to do more things on the computer.

Arigatou for asking this!


No problem :)

BTW, read anm54475's answer ;)


I was over the moon excited to log on today on my desktop, and be able to enter my Japanese course for a few minutes. Now it is gone again. :-( But I am optimistic that that means it will be available soon.


I just ran into this work-around to be able to access the Japanese course on the desktop computer. I tried it, and it works. :-)



OMG! Thank you so much for sharing this!

I wrote a Tampermoney script that does what it says in the instructions automatically. You need to install the tampermonkey add-on on your browser and add this script:

// ==UserScript== // @name Access Jap in duolingo // @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/ // @version 0.1 // @description try to take over the world! // @author You // @match https://www.duolingo.com/discussion // @grant none // @require http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js // ==/UserScript==

(function() { 'use strict'; $(".language-choice.active").attr("data-value","ja"); // Your code here... })();


Wow! Cool! Muchas gracias!


Use it with caution. I took a lesson on desktop today, and they repeated like 3 exercises like 6 times each, and that was the entire lesson. I doubt it was by design. I'll continue learning in mobile until they properly launch Japanese to desktop.


Bummer. I see what you mean.


I asked testmoogle, and they explained that as you go further in the course, and the lessons are not focused on character instruction, but words and sentences, there is more of the lesson available on the desktop. So I just need to finish up the first section of the tree on my phone, and then I can switch to desktkop and get more from each lesson.

See their comment here:



Yes, I read that when he responded to you (I get notifications from that thread). I answered him now.




It looks like the estimated beta release date was back in May, which was either an inaccurate estimation or the date isn't counting release on mobile AND desktop. The last official update was about a month ago (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22873815) and has no word of when it will reach desktop. :( Seems like we're still in the weeds. I hope it comes soon, the Android course has been working really well for me!


or the date isn't counting release on mobile AND desktop

I think the only course to have ever come out on mobile and desktop more or less simultaneously was Swahili.


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This is also something I am waiting on. I find it quite inconvenient as I am always practising languages on my laptop instead of my phone. Don't get me wrong I do use my phone a fair bit when learning Japanese, (especially when on the tube) but to have it available on my laptop would be the cherry on top!


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