The beauty of our smartphones is that we are essentially carrying a computer in our pockets, which means that we are able to do a ton of things while on the go, such as learning a new language. If you’re interested in picking up a new language, chances are you might have heard of Duolingo.

The good news is that the developers of the app have recently updated it where it will include a Mandarin course. It does seem a bit strange that Mandarin was not offered at the app’s launch, especially when you consider that close to a billion people in the world speak it, making it the most widely spoken language in the world, but we suppose better late than never.

While it might not necessarily be the most comprehensive language course in the world, it will help with those who are looking to pick up on the language. It will guide users through the various characters in the language, the four tones used in the language, as well as providing context by teaching things like greetings, food, health, and sports, just to name a few.

We’ve seen how Duolingo has been slowly adding new languages to its course lineup, such as Japanese and even High Valyrian. The update should be live so head on over to the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the download.

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