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

Use the keyboard for Japanese!

Using the keyboard is essential for memory! If you are on a PC/computer/laptop etc. please use the keyboard, it allows for much better memorisation in a method similar to SRS (Spaced Repetition Strategy/System). Having the words right in front of you makes it a lot easier, like multiple choice questions. If you are up for the challenge, the keyboard is better because you learn the Kun'yomi and On'yomi for Kanji which will allow you to type them out in sentences (e.g. 私の名前は何ですか?) and you are forced to remember particles and sentence structures.

Of course, this is just an opinion! Comment your opinions (Agreements/Disagreements)!

Thank you! ありがとうございます!よい一日を! - Damland

May 16, 2018

32 Comments


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

I absolutely agree. I installed the Google IME for Japanese and do not regret it in the slightest. I will admit I use the word bank for the first couple of times though, so I do think it's important to have both.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J0NNY.JP

そのとうり

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/53hako

とおり

May 18, 2018

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

How can I do it on Android? (Is it possible?)

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LyssD12

There are android apps for Japanese keyboard. I have Samsung Galaxy 7 and went through Settings->Genreal Management->Language and input->Language to add Japanese.

May 18, 2018

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

In my experience, the duolingo app on android doesn't give an option for it, however you may able to try it through a browser with desktop view on. To type in japanese, it depends on your keyboard.

Hopefully this helps!

May 18, 2018

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

It's definitely much harder for me to learn and actually remember things when I'm using the word bank instead of actually typing stuff out myself.

May 17, 2018

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

Yeah, agree with you. I like to use keyboard to memorize the words and also like to read without listening to the audio to increase my reading skill !

May 17, 2018

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

wait... but how do you even do that with crown levels?

May 17, 2018

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

I agree!

May 17, 2018

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

A question that's a bit off topic does anyone know how to slow down the audio in the Japanese course?

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skaneko7

Ctrl+Shift+Space (for all courses I guess)

May 17, 2018

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

Sadly no. I have already tried that, but thank you for the suggestion. :)

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deiego1989

I can only use hiragana and katakana but it can covert to kanji

May 18, 2018

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

I don't seem to be getting the Japanese keyboard on PC. Is there a settng i need to activate?

May 18, 2018

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

You need to download it. I used Google's IME and I can now switch back and forth just by pressing ALT+SHIFT

May 18, 2018

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

Ah, that's it, I was just missing the "use keyboard" option on Duolingo. The way some people made it sound made me think it was pushing you to use it by making it default.

May 18, 2018

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

may be your browser ? I am using Chrome and it works

May 18, 2018

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

Nah i think it was just my vision. It works fine now, I just struggled to find it initially.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aleja02torres

hello

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZoNk8r

Yes, but how do you make your keyboard to write Japanese characters?

May 20, 2018

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

Go to Control Panel-Language and regions-Keyboard-Change Keyboard- Add Japanese including IMI and apply

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZoNk8r

Thanks!

May 22, 2018

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

Yes, I agree with you it has helped me learn a lot. Thank you.

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deiego1989

はい!

May 18, 2018

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

amkajai

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeoSmith12345

Boopity boop boop

May 19, 2018

[deactivated user]

    はい! I agree.

    May 19, 2018

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

    Sorry for not leaving replies! Haven't been on Duolingo in a while.

    May 23, 2018

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

    I totally agree with you. I often get things right just by looking at the context and available words. However, when I am typing everything has to be from my memory and I really have to pause and think what words to use!

    October 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenWayn8

    I agree, you need to recall information to use the keyboard, not just recognize things. That makes it more challenging which gives your brain a better workout.

    December 10, 2018

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

    I'm using Gboard on Android and can't figure out how to type numbers in Japanese. I can type the Roman numeral and it works but I'd like to type the actual character.

    August 12, 2019
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