Crunchyroll subscribers can now get 2-months free of Duolingo Super. That’s the infamous app that teaches you languages and expertly nags you until you do.
There’s a special Crunchyroll & Duolingo claim page to visit.
Once on the trailer, Crunchyroll fans have access to the ad-free app, and there are now 50 specially crafted anime-inspired Japanese phrases in the language learning app.
Frankly, I love the promo here.
Terry Li, Senior Vice President of Emerging Business, Crunchyroll, told the press;
Anime is a dynamic medium and we know viewers have a curiosity for learning. Now on Duolingo, fans worldwide can celebrate anime through learning iconic phrases from their favourite series. We also hope anime-curious learners will be intrigued by their Japanese lessons on Duolingo and will explore all that anime has to offer on Crunchyroll.”
George Audi, Senior Director of Business Development at Duolingo, added;
We chose to partner with the leader in anime entertainment, Crunchyroll, to advance our Japanese course because we know watching TV shows and films in the language you’re studying is a great way to learn and we wanted to offer our learners a way to further immerse themselves in the Japanese language through anime. We hope this partnership will be as delightful to anime fans as it was for our Learning, Design and Marketing teams to work on!”
Crunchyroll is also offering a limited-time AVOD roundup of series with simple, everyday vocabulary to encourage language learners to try anime, including “Bananya,” a cute kitty who lives in a banana, “Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club,” a sports anime about a high school swim team, “Laid-Back Camp,” a slice of life series, and “Nichijou – My Ordinary Life,” a surreal comedy following three everyday girls.
Can you learn Japanese by watching anime?
It all begs the question, “Can you learn Japanese by watching anime?” (and not using Duolingo). Well. It’ll be much more challenging, but they could complement one another.
However, it is essential to note that anime is not a substitute for formal language instruction. It would help to supplement your anime watching with other learning activities, such as taking a Japanese class, using a language learning app, or reading Japanese books and articles.
Here are some tips for using anime to learn Japanese:
- Watch anime with Japanese subtitles. This will help you to learn the correct pronunciation of words and phrases.
- Pause the anime frequently to look up words and phrases you do not understand.
- Try to imitate the Japanese pronunciation of words and phrases.
- Watch anime with friends or family who are also learning Japanese. This can help you to stay motivated and to learn from each other.
- By following these tips, you can use anime to learn Japanese in a fun and effective way.
Here are some additional tips:
- Pay attention to the context of the dialogue. This will help you understand the meaning of words and phrases you do not know.
- Look for patterns in the language. This will help you to learn new vocabulary and grammar structures more quickly.
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes when they are learning a new language. The important thing is to keep practising.
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