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You can now learn Japanese on your smartphone as popular learning app Duolingo finally adds the language to its roster.

The course, which is now available to all iOS users with an Android version imminent, features a strong focus on real-world interactions like ordering food and asking for directions. But don’t be fooled into thinking it will be a walk in the park.

Rather than using romaji (Japanese words spelled out with Roman letters), the course will teach you to understand 100 Kanji and all the Hiragana characters to get you fully engaged with the language. Best of all, however, is that it’s completely free.

Duolingo also supports 23 other languages to learn — including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and more — and is available download right now by clicking the button below.

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Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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