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Kanji for all sentences

After having gone through the entire lesson tree, I've been going back through to strengthen everything. However, this time I wanted to make it more challenging to force myself to type everything and learn all the correct Kanji. I noticed the first few lessons have the Kanji for certain words and sentences, but the further along you go, the sentences are no longer accepted. For example, 「東京出身です」and 東京しゅっしんです」are rejected, but「とうきょうしゅっしんです」is accepted. This is even after accepting 「東京」in an earlier exercise. I realize the language is still beta, but could we also have the Kanji enabled for those who choose to type in responses versus the word selection? I even went into the "English for Japanese" lessons just to learn additional Kanji, but was trading hearing Japanese for simply learning the writing. I realize the writing system is very complex and isn't easy to accommodate in the system, but this is one area I believe that needs additional focus in order to provide usefulness to those planning to actually use Japanese. Thanks!

May 16, 2018


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We're discussing this for Tree 2.0. We'll keep you posted.

May 26, 2018


The developers are starting to accept Kanji as answers, though they're showing hiragana for like, everything.

May 16, 2018


Agreed, I have had the same problem.

May 16, 2018


I agree, it's become maddening trying to keep track of which Kanji are accepted, and which aren't. It isn't even consistent between sentences, sometimes it requires the same word be in kana, where others it allows the kanji. Where it does work, I'm finding it to be extremely useful instant feedback when the keyboard system converts my typing to kanji. It lets me know I spelled the word correctly... it also slowly teaches me the kanji for common words... something that would be a daunting task to tackle separately. I would say, as a standard, that if the Mac/PC/Google keyboards know the kanji, that duolingo should accept it.

May 20, 2018


Do you report the questions in question? (ticking 'My answer should be accepted.')

July 13, 2018


I think kanji would be nice too. I imagine it will eventually be there, but I think this is going to take a long time to implement.

May 18, 2018


I know some kanji

May 18, 2018


I use a Japanese keyboard. it can convert Hiragana and katakana into kanji. Example: トキョ=東京

May 18, 2018


correction とうきょう = 東京 :-)

May 18, 2018
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