Learning Japanese, and it's a great way to get started by making sure you're practicing everyday. After finishing the introductory lessons, it feels like an app designed to reinforce learning rather than teach though. Grammar and vocabulary are thrown at you without introduction, and tips for vocabulary don't always see both hiragana and kanji so it feels like a very scattered approach.
Update: After using the app for 10 weeks I'm a bit less enamored. I wish it had a simple flash card setup for review. Also, it's focused on reading and writing while I'd prefer more focus on conversation. Update 2: taking another star off due to bug that resets lesson sometimes when screen locks.
I once learned German years ago and son after I forgot it all, but now with this app I have picked it up again. It's very intuitive and it progressed through from very basic words gradually adding more words and tenses. It really is a great app for anyone wanting to casually learn another language. The app doesn't teach you the principles behind the words, only the words. Recommended!!
Decent overall. Occasional bugs or sketchy translations, nothing major. I'm learning Japanese, and if you're doing the same, I recommend at least some basic knowledge (e.g. Hiragana and Katakana) before you begin; if you don't have the basics down first, it will be extremely difficult for you. The streak system is a great way to make sure you study every day. Not recommended as a sole source of learning a language, but definitely recommended for practice.
Good app to get started learning languages. I like that the lessons are short. I cut one star because it seems to have a bug where the quiz gets fixated on a question and asks it at least 4-5 times. I also wish that we could pick topics we want to learn about rather than go sequentially. Let people choose if they want to go sequentially.
Love this app. And how you can leave comments. But there's no notification if someone had replied to your question on the app. Plus I've just missed one lesson and missed my 60 day streak!?! :( How do I make up for it?
- Show streak in home
- Show fluency score in home
- Challenge correct streak animation and bonus XP
- We're hiring an Android developer: duolingo.com/jobs
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