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.

July 13, 2017

You could attempt to message one of the developers. I don't think that they would mind answering. Also frequently check 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.

July 22, 2017

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

July 28, 2017

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

August 19, 2017

It's easy. Just install BlueStacks and then download duolingo app here:

August 19, 2017

Totally forgot about this option thank you!!

October 2, 2017

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!

July 13, 2017

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.

July 15, 2017

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. :-)$comment_id=23208625

July 15, 2017

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 // @version 0.1 // @description try to take over the world! // @author You // @match // @grant none // @require // ==/UserScript==

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

July 15, 2017

Wow! Cool! Muchas gracias!

July 16, 2017

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.

July 18, 2017

Bummer. I see what you mean.

July 20, 2017

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:$comment_id=23621456

July 21, 2017

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

July 21, 2017


September 17, 2017

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 ( 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!

July 14, 2017

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.

July 15, 2017

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!

July 14, 2017
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