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

Would Japanese be a possiblility for Duolingo?

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?

December 14, 2012

33 Comments


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

I agree. Japanese is one of the best sounding languages, very rhythmic. It would be great to learn Kanji with Duolingo.


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

I think you mean Definitely.


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

Yeah sorry auto correct... :(


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


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

Thanks for your input :)


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


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

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


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

Haha I guess that's one way to look at it.


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

I would love to learn japanese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emj986

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


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

Has to be one of my life Goals.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teddy123

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


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

Russian is a cool language!


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

Indeed! Japanese is a very beautiful language and it might be very pleasurable to learn it through of Duolingo!


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E-----F

Mandarin is the chineese langue.


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

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?


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


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

I definitely agree.


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

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.


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

Yeah I learned a little in school, struggle to remember most of it except for basic hello, goodbye, thanks, etc


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

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


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

Patiently waiting for japanese!!!


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Autumn-e

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.


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

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


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

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


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

I've always wanted to learn Japanese


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

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


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

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

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