Have you ever wanted to learn a new language but don’t really have the time to attend classes or sit down with a book in front of you? Thankfully there are several mobile apps out there that allow users to learn on the go, and Duolingo is one of them, and now it looks like the app has finally added support for the Japanese language.

According to Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn, “This is by far the most requested and highly anticipated course launch in Duolingo’s five-year history. No matter what we’d share on social media, tons of people would respond with, ‘that’s nice, but when are you launching Japanese?’”

Duolingo’s Japanese classes will focus on real-life situations, meaning that you could learn on the go and use it while you’re traveling about Japan, or if you’re planning to visit the country for the 2020 Olympics. The reason behind why it took the developers this long to add support for Japanese is because of the writing systems used in Japan, which made it a bit more complex compared to other languages that at least still used the Roman alphabet.

If you’re interested in checking out Duolingo’s Japanese lessons, you can download the app from the iTunes App Store. At the moment Japanese support is only for the iOS version of the app, but it is expected to be added to Android in the future.

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