https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PAUL859315

Am I missing something?

I am a complete novice (other than watching anime in Japanese) and it seems that between lesson one and two Doulingo starts out with words in Japanese that I have no knowledge of. Lesson 1 also skips the symbol and word for 5 when teaching basic numbers.

Is there a tab I need to click to further my knowledge before continuing to lesson 2?

October 23, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

I found the same thing. I click on the hints a lot to learn those. And slowly they stick. Very slowly

October 23, 2017

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

Well the course IS in beta...

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PAUL859315

And I'm impressed with it, don't get me wrong. was going to "Rosetta Stone" it. they are saving me a fortune.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PAUL859315

Thank you everyone for the information. Keep it coming and please look at my new post, heading "Chinese". I could use your help on understanding that also. I thin I will rely on this board a lot in the near future.

October 23, 2017

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

It'll be helpful to learn Hiragana and Katakana as soon as you can. Tofugu has great guides for both, and I was able to learn both within a week:

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/ https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-katakana/

October 23, 2017
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