Crunchyroll And Duolingo Are Collaborating To Bring Anime Phrases To The Language Learning App

Learn how to say "It's over 9,000" in Japanese.


Crunchyroll is teaming up with Duolingo to help you learn Japanese with some of anime's most famous or iconic phrases. The collaboration is a celebration of the sixth anniversary of Duolingo's Japanese course.

From today forward, the Japanese Duolingo course will include almost 50 phrases inspired by anime. A collaboration like this makes a lot of sense. According to the press release, Japanese is the third most popular language for English speakers on Duolingo. Almost a third of Japanese learners cite fun as their motivation for learning the language, which suggests that anime and video games may be chief motivators.

There are also some subscriber promotions associated with the collab. Premium Crunchyroll subscribers can grab two free months of Super Duolingo, the premium version of the app that removes ads and includes additional features. Free Crunchyroll users can obtain a one-month trial of Super Duolingo. Likewise, Duolingo users learning Japanese can pick up one free month of Crunchy Mega Fan premium access for ad-free streaming.

Additionally, some series with simple, everyday vocabulary are available on Crunchyroll AVOD for a limited time. These series include Bananya, named for a kitty who lives in a banana, Free - Iwatobi Swim Club, a sports anime about a high school swim team, Laid-Back Camp, the slice-of-life camping series, and Nichijou - My Ordinary Life, the beloved and outrageous comedy about three schoolgirls.

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