Crunchyroll Partners with Duolingo to Add 50 Anime-Themed Phrases to Japanese Course

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Crunchyroll announced that it has partnered with the Duolingo language learning platform to celebrate the latter’s sixth anniversary. As part of the partnership, 50 iconic anime-themed phrases from a variety of series will be added to Duolingo’s Japanese course. 

Premium Crunchyroll subscribers will be eligible for a two-month trial of Super Duolingo — the premium, ad-free tier of the language learning app. Free Crunchyroll users will be eligible for a one-month trial of Super Duolingo. Meanwhile, Duolingo learners studying Japanese may be eligible for one free month of Crunchyroll Mega Fan premium. 

Crunchyroll is also making a roundup of series with easy to understand, everyday vocabulary available on its advertisement-based video-on-demand service for a limited time. Some of the phrases come from anime series such as Bananya, Free! — Iwatobi Swim Club, Laid-Back Camp, and Nichijou

Crunchyroll stated that global interest in language learning is heavily influenced by major pop culture and social events. Nearly a third (26%) of Duolingo Japanese learners cite watching their favorite anime as their top motivation for learning Japanese. As a result, it is the third most popular language for English speakers to learn on Duolingo.  

Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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