https://www.duolingo.com/harutojanaiyo

Furigana?

Is it possible for Japanese (edit: the course in Duolingo) to have furigana?

And if you don't know what furigana is, you've probably seen it. It's the small hiragana sometimes written over kanji.

(Edit: Especially being able to turn it on and off, because sometimes it could help you too much.)

What do y'all think?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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I like that because this course often introduces new kanji without me first knowing their kana form and sometimes it is hard to hear the audio clearly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harutojanaiyo

yeah

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mirocu1

I would like that too, it would make it much easier to remember what they sound like both stand-alone and next to other kanji.

-Make it so, mr Duo!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunium
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It definitely might help us learn the onyomi and the kunyomi.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harutojanaiyo

Yeah!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaBurritoMan1

So true, I have also been struggling with that lately.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lonneke175110

If you start reading in Japanese you wil find furigana in the children grade books and manga's. I actually thought that furigana is exclusieve to Japanese. Seeing as they are the only ones that have both kana alfabeths.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle
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I believe "is it possible for this Japanese course to have furigana?" is what was actually meant.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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Off-topic: how did you make the text green?

Edit: just get it. :P [color=transparent]Oooooh[/color]

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle
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Sshhh... We don't want a rainbow text epidemic...
At least use invisible text to hide how to do it from the commoners! :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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Yeah, I think it is fun for random comments but it may cause panic in the sentence discussion of lessons. (O_o)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Digitize

#rainbowtextepidemic

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beckett27

Wtf we can write in different colours now

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/imi_imp
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funky...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giammod
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Furigana is supported by HTML so I don't see can't be an option.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreaPhilippus

Yea even in Japan, they use furigana on uncommon kanjis

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcosNakamine

I agree.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OddTea

We should do this.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beckett27

hard agree

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LilyTheDolphin

Furigana is used in manga, so I don't see why it can't be in Duolingo! :)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChiNane
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It's definitely one of the things that makes me prefer Lingodeer over Duolingo for Japanese currently. I'm less annoyed by the omission of furigana for Kanji btw. (as long as they're in the tooltips anyway), but by the implicit effect of having to suffer through hiragana writing for things that should have Kanji.

8 months ago
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