https://www.duolingo.com/Draps

Would Japanese be a possiblility for Duolingo?

Draps
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Heya, I really like Duolingo have been using it for quite some time and have learned a great deal of german.

But I would love to learn Japanese because it a beautiful language, but rather difficult to tackle yourself.

Anyone else agree?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/eunoia
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I agree. Japanese is one of the best sounding languages, very rhythmic. It would be great to learn Kanji with Duolingo.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Definitely

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xoviat

I think you mean Definitely.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Yeah sorry auto correct... :(

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salikh

I speak Japanese and I think the speaking part is not particularly hard to pick up -- it is very regular and forms and tenses are limited. The hard parts is speaking formally or politely (and correctly), and writing (kanji). It is unlikely that Duolingo (or any other computer-based course can help with the polite and formal speech, because it requires a context (real people and situations) to master. Though it would be nice to have Duolingo course for basic grammar -- the basics of Japanese can be learnt Duolingo-style very fast, if one can keep up with the totally new vocabulary.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Thanks for your input :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkauffman

I agree that formality is one of the most difficult and worrisome aspects of Japanese. Initially I always felt like I was walking on eggshells, over-thinking what might be the most appropriate verb form for, say, another teacher my age. I eventually found that, for industries accustomed to having foreign employees, like primary education, polite speech (丁寧語) was sufficient and allowed me to become used to speaking in a native environment more comfortably. Everyone has different things they require from a language, but for most, until they feel comfortable speaking Japanese at an advanced, N2-ish level, I don't think honorifics should be a concern. In DL's case, I don't believe it would be wise to introduce honorifics as part of its elementary or intermediate curriculum, as is typical for traditional courses.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelQC

I would love Japanese or Korean, it's one of those languages you just gotta know to look cool at the party.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Haha I guess that's one way to look at it.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Morenaza

I would love to learn japanese

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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So would I! :D

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emj986

I agree with you, I would love to learn Japanese.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Has to be one of my life Goals.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teddy123

that would be cool, but maybe also russian or arabic, turk

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Russian is a cool language!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tfigueira
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Indeed! Japanese is a very beautiful language and it might be very pleasurable to learn it through of Duolingo!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RJMCE1
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I'd love to learn japanese, but even more Mandarin!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ethan001

Mandarin is the chineese langue.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dadaduo
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Where is Luis or any expert on this discussion? It would be great for him to at least say Okay or let us know what he's thinking. Am I right? Or am I right?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Smillerr

I definitely think Japanese sounds beautiful and for that reason would love to learn it, there's only so much a can learn on my own and i would love to learn it in the structure this website has!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandtiger

I definitely agree.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Awesome :D

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiong
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I agree. I already know some Japanese, but it would be great to practice it here, especially the Kanji. I think Kanji might be easier to learn and remember through exercise games.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Draps
Draps
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Yeah I learned a little in school, struggle to remember most of it except for basic hello, goodbye, thanks, etc

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingojay

I kind of thought so, but I think as it turns out, just reading is probably funner than doing exercises ;-)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Degozar

Patiently waiting for japanese!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yaquigrande

Ikimashoo!!! Yes. It would be great to have this as an additional resource. I am presently learning (albeit very slowly) Japanese. My main obstacle is the switch to a Subject-Object-Verb language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Autumn-e
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I also would -love- to learn Japanese! While I have 4 years of French already, had Japanese been available at the time of starting, I likely would've never touched French.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianSzturo

I think I read a few months ago that Japanese is coming Q1 2013.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xoviat

Though I would prefer mandarin, I would gladly enroll in Japanese if offered, as I would really like to learn an asian language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahLizzyBeth

I've always wanted to learn Japanese

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_DiamondMoon_

OK. I've seen about 10,999,999 of these today. So people just wait and be calm.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cade_Manuel

I think they do considering the amount of up votes you got :)

4 years ago
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