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Japanese sets its sights on Irish!

After the number of learners learning Japanese overcame those learning Turkish, the Japanese learners have come increasingly close to the Irish learners. Do you think they can catch up? Post your thoughts below.

Bonus!: I have been trying to say "Japanese sets its sights on Irish" in Spanish, but am not having any luck. Does anyone know how to say this in Spanish, or at least something close?

November 20, 2017

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

I'm rooting for Irish, but Japanese is going to win. :P

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms

I think you are right. Japanese is incredibly popular.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms

Japanese learners just passed up Irish! Your guess was correct :)

December 11, 2017

[deactivated user]

    Wow! I wouldn't be surprised if it goes past Dutch and Swedish at some point. (o_O)

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    o_O

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

    o_O

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

    o_O

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/FreeHelicopters

    Japanese is a very practical language to learn for English speakers its also a very safe nation that holds the same values of personal freedoms we do, with a unique culture.

    I'm guessing Japanese eventually passes many languages.

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

    It's also a nation in inexporable decline, an insular state falling off a demographic precipice with no opening to the immigration that is its only hope of maintaining its unsustainable social security system or addressing its 245% debt to GDP ratio.

    November 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms

    Yeah, Japan is having some problems; but then again, isn't every country?! ;)

    November 22, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      I don't think it will ever beat Spanish. I think the translation is: El japonés se fija en el irlandés

      November 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/RyanOkushi

      Probably not. Spanish is too commonly spoken of a language.

      November 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms

      Yeah, I agree with you. Spanish is more widely spoken than Japanese, so it will probably never be overcome by Japanese learners.

      November 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      I highly doubt that. At the most, it'll beat Russian.

      November 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      And probably Portuguese and Italian eventually.

      November 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Mmm... Portuguese probably, I think it'll only come close to Italian though.

      November 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

      And I think that Korean is well winning the race against Ukrainian and Welsh to get to one million learners. It grows 10's of thousands a day!

      November 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hxvan
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      I may not be correct, but I translate that as "El japonés posa su vista sobre el irlandés"

      November 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms

      Thanks!

      November 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789

      I've been rooting for Japanese advancing past Irish and I think it will, but I also noticed that the rate of increase in learners has slowed down substantially! It's been stuck at the current number for at least a week it seems! I'm checking every day, and at first the numbers went up sometimes more than once a day! Not right now though...

      Are new potential learners getting discouraged by all the griping about the Beta troubles with Japanese? I hope not. It's still a great course, and useful too. And as they add more options to the permissible translations, some of the issues are improving!

      December 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      Two weeks later, Japanese has won!

      December 11, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        Wow! (°o°)

        December 11, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Elisabeth3789

        Another few weeks have passed, and Japanese has passed Swedish too. It's now approaching Dutch! (only 250k away, though by the time it gets close to Dutch, the Dutch learners will have increased too. After that, 2 million to go to catch up with Russian... Any bets?

        January 18, 2018
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