1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Japanese
  4. >
  5. English to Japanese Course Fo…


English to Japanese Course Forum

Please share ideas for improvements and tips for the course to help others learn Japanese more efficiently. I especially would like Japanese and Chinese speakers give input about the way kanji is taught. Thank you!

February 19, 2018


[deactivated user]

    Kanji should be taught earlier. There are homophones in Japanese eg hashi. 箸/橋 look a lot nicer, and kanji saves space too. I find it harder to read Japanese only written in kana, but kanji has cons too. The only drawback to kanji is that I confuse it with the Chinese reading because I'm a native Chinese speaker, so I think they should have kanji with furigana.

    [deactivated user]

      Well first of all, Duolingo should teach hirigana first and get down a basic foundation before teaching the Chinese-based alphabet.

      Learn Japanese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.