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

Japanese for English Speakers

Would love to be able to learn Japanese with Duolingo!

April 24, 2014

86 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mbjork87

Japanese for English speakers would be awesome to have on Duolingo. I signed up to learn Spanish first and Japanese second. Im going to be teaching workshops in Japan in the upcoming year and strongly believe in the efficacy of learning a foreign language this way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/richard.ho5

Wish they would get more on this, too. It's got to be one of the more popular languages that people want to learn. Not seeing a Japanese for English in the incubator at all though...


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

Yeah, Japanese would be fun to learn


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

Finish your german course first


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

Il est drôle!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tbvjshqk017

que les déchets méprisable


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

so where is the Japanese course for English speakers in Duolingo? I would love to learn


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

First time I looked into duolingo was to see if they offered the Japanese course. 悲しい :(


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

It's true it would be awesome, and they will normally make the course, but first the "English for Japanese course" will have to promovate to stage 3 of the incubator. Happy you want to learn a new language!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JenSmith0852

Not necessarily. :-) Currently, we have English-for-Russian in Stage 2 and Russian-for-English in Stage 1, for example. But I think the first course does have to be reasonably stable in beta before they start the reverse course.


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

A Japanese for English speakers would be so awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

I love Japanese! <3 and I want to learn it T_T PLEASE!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bethany_Bee14

It would be awesome, because I looking for a good apps like Duolingo for Japanese, soit if be here, I'll be very happy! ^^


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

Try Elon.io instead. It is not Duolingo but I believe the quality of the courses should be at least on par.


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

It's clear that there is a demand for Japanese for English Speakers. That not need be debated. What is challenging is that it is one of the harder languages to teach. As a written language, it has a number of different scripts, each with their own multiple meanings, though the introductory grammar and spoken word is not too demanding. What remains to be debated is how this will be funded, for it needs native speakers with a passion to put this together, and the skills to interleave learning in the different written scripts. Mondly, a paid service, is an obvious model. Is it possible for the Japanese government - or some Japanese entrepreneur - to fund this open source exercise? And what are the Duolingo protocols about progressing such a suggestion?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AminYusuf0

I know You can watch anime without subtitles


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emani282563

Yes, I have trying to learn japanese by myself for almost 2 years now! By putting Japanese as one of the curriculars would be an unimaginable asset for me!


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

I also have been hoping for that too. My main goal is to learn the native languages of all the major car brands in the United States. I am working on German and Spanish and eventually I will get to Italian and Swedish, but I need Japanese and South Korean as well if I want to be more marketable for the Automotive industry. I plan to be an automotive design engineer and I would need to be able to communicate with the other engineers in the native countries.

Since Japanese to English is still in beta, it might be a little while before they start working on the reverse though. Well, I got plenty to work on in the meantime.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muniz95

It is on the Incubator again, and now it seems that is official.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salmon-Sam

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shadowking671

I can't wait to learn Japanese I'm checking duolingo every 10 seconds, and it said 64 percent so far I'm still studying Spanish.

Yo no puedo Espera. :)


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

i also want to learn japanese by using English


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

Yeeeees!!! :D


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

That would be amazing if this course was added - please do!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OscarChao1

it would be very interesting to learn Japanese.


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

Please add Japanese lessons!


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

Still waiting on the Japanese for English speakers course. Where could it be hiding?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mewz-Chan

Give us Japanese, Duolingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maria.number51

2 years later....still not in incubator :,(


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

I want to learn Japanese so badly but they don't have it


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

If you go to https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/ja/status it shows the status as released from Beta. But it isnt available to select anywhere. Even Klingon is available for English Speakers! Is there a reason it says released from Beta, but isnt available, even though other lower phase languages appear in the lists?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ghostly3103

You're looking at the wrong incubator program, that one is "English for Japanese Speakers"

This is the one you're after: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ja/en/status

It is still in Phase 1.


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

I realised a few days later haha thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ufpc
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"Alvarez told the Trib that Duolingo expects to launch a Japanese course for English speakers in May in response to high demand."

Source: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/11983638-74/language-duolingo-swahili

date: March 3, 2017

Take this for what you will. I too would like to learn Japanese.


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

Yes, me too! I love the French course


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

それはかっこいいでしょう、ね? けど、Duolingoがこのようにです限り、(漢字を実装が難しい)、それが起これませんと思います。

(sorry about errors, my Japanese is pretty basic)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akarui-Rik

Google translating af, bro. XD


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

Nope, some basic constructions and wiktionary


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuliusRuiz0105

You have to get a Japanese keyboard installed on you computer


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

when we will be able to learn japanese for english speakers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cDOg123445

when is it available?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melissa.arbizu1

Is there an option in Duolingo to learn Japanese??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaChiu98

it can be a good way to learn japanese!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MonTa971471

i'm looking for japanese after finish my german course..


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

It came out of the beta phrase and disappeared...


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

YesYEs, I been waiting for this course since ever!! Why hasn;t anyone done this yet?


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

I am completely agree. I'm Spanish speaker and I'm interesting in Japanese for English speaker. Because I will be useful for learning Japanese and also for learning English.


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

I would like to learn Japanese :) <3


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

Japanese for english speakers, please!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JILL931482

I want to learn basic phrases


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

That would be awesome!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David-Char

So would I, as a matter of fact.


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

Me too! :) Even though I look it up on google, it would be cool!


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

yes i would love too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salmon-Sam

I would love to learn Japanese, I've been looking for Japanese to show up on Duo in the "hatching stage" for almost a year, but it has never showed up. We totally need Japanese for English speakers. I so want to learn Japanese!


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

It has been confirmed. In hatching now


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

It comes very soon...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liszt0

I'm curious. How much will we learn. Till Genki 2 or something. Maybe more.


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

Please join the new the Japanese Warriors club on doulingo which welcomes all. Code is H4XU28. Please bring your support and fun competitive spirit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AWE1337

practice.practice.practice. your words "to be able" require that you take an action. gambatte!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeckettGel2

same so excited my friends said this is a super good website


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

How would one even type in Japanese without a different keyboard?


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

You don't need a different keyboard. You just need a japanese IME where you type in something like "hana" and get "はな" and then it will give you a dropdown-list to choose the right kanji. Japanese people do it this way. The only difference is probably that they only have to press 2 buttons for hana instead of 4. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keedlez5

Or they could always have you write in romanji, that would work too, at least for learning conversational Japanese :)


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

On-screen keyboard might work as well

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