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Learn Chinese and Japanese for free wherever you are!

We have just launched two new apps for iPhone and iPad, so you can now learn Chinese and Japanese for free on your mobile. Both apps are also available for Android.

busuu.com Japanese App

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and the mother tongue of one quarter of the global population (that is 1.34 billion people – incredible!). Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people, which makes it the 10th most spoken language worldwide.

With the busuu.com apps for iOS and Android you can connect to Chinese and Japanese native speakers from the busuu.com community and send them exercises for correction! This way language learning is communicative and fun!

Best of all: Each app includes 20 free learning units! Full content can be purchased from inside the app. If you’re a Premium Member Premium Member on busuu.com, the whole content of the apps will be automatically activated:

  • More than 3,000 words and key phrases in 150 different learning units covering everyday situations
  • Courses for Beginner to Upper Intermediate level (A1 to B2), in addition to our Travel Course
  • Comprehensive and audio-visual learning tools
  • Vocabulary training, dialogues, writing exercises and interactive tests
  • Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Androidno internet connection required

busuu.com Chinese App

In total you can now learn eleven languages while waiting for the bus or relaxing in the sun! Learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and Japanese on the go!

Of course, you can also earn busuu-berriesbusuu-berries and synchronise your progress with your online profile on busuu.com.

So start earning busuu-berries on the go by downloading your free app now!

Get into the holiday spirit with our Travel Course!

It’s almost the holiday season! So brush up on your language skills with our interactive Travel Course and get ready to enjoy your adventures abroad!

Holidays

Learn all the essential words and expressions you need to know when travelling with the following categories:

  • Basic Expressions
  • Transportation
  • Moving around
  • Money, shopping and eating
  • Planning and accommodation

Each of these categories includes 3 learning units. Plus, you get our special Survival guide, a very useful PDF containing survival phrases to carry around while exploring the city.

The Travel Course is available in each of the 12 languages offered on busuu.com. It’s also available in all our mobile apps, so leave your dictionaries at home and improve your language skills on the way to your holiday destination! Download your app now!

busuu.com Travel Course

Access our Travel Course in three easy ways:

  1. Invite your friends
    For free access to the online version, simply invite 10 of your friends to join busuu.com. Once they’ve signed up, you’ll get access straight away!
  2. Buy it now
    If you want immediate access to the Travel Course, buy it now – just choose whether you’d like the online version or the mobile app version!
  3. Become a Premium MemberPremium Membership
    Premium Members automatically have free access to both the online version and the mobile app version of the Travel Course.

Upgrade now to enjoy our full range of award-winning learning tools!

We hope you have lots of fun preparing for your trip with our Travel Course – we’re sure it will get you into the holiday spirit!

New: learn Japanese with busuu.com!

To celebrate the New Year, you can now learn Japanese for free on busuu.com!

Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people and the 10th most spoken language in the world.

Japanese Course

It’s easy to learn too (it doesn’t use genders, articles or plurals)! To make it even easier, we offer our content in the Latin alphabet in addition to the Japanese script. As usual, you can listen to the pronunciation of the vocabulary words. Premium MembersPremium Member also have access to the audio of our key phrases and dialogues. This, in combination with the Latin transcription, will sharpen your understanding of the Japanese pronunciation.

When starting to learn Japanese, it’s best to start with Hiragana, which is a basic Japanese alphabet that represents a specific sound. Each sound does not have any meaning by itself. On busuu.com we teach Hiragana to introduce you to the Japanese language. Learning Hiragana alongside with the Latin transcription, you will be able to have a perfect conversation in Japanese.

Learn Japanese

So learn over 3,000 Japanese words and key phrases on busuu.com and try out what you’ve learnt with our growing community of native speakers.
Start learning Japanese now!

It’s really easy to start learning Japanese:
1. Go to ‘Add a new language‘ in your course menu.
2. Add ‘Japanese‘ to the languages you learn.
3. Click on the new Japanese tree in your garden to start learning.

Premium MembersPremium Member have all the usual benefits, such as PDFs, podcasts, voice recording exercises and much more. Not a Premium MemberPremium Member yet? Use our 15% new year discount to upgrade to Premium now!

Learn Japanese

And if you’re a native Japanese speaker, you can now use busuu.com in Kanji! Just go to your settings page to change the interface language to Japanese.

Short explanation for non-natives:
The modern Japanese script is called Kanji, it’s a logographic form of writing, meaning that it does not use letters but symbols that represent ideas and concepts. Each Kanji has a specific meaning.

We’re excited to start 2012 with the launch of Japanese. That means we now offer 11 languages in total! Are you as excited as us? Start learning now and upgrade to PremiumPremium Member with our 15% new year discount to learn even faster!