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Four New Languages!

Posted on June 15, 2011 by

New languages: Indonesian, Polish, Dutch and Turkish






Babbel is adding four new languages to the roster: Polish, Dutch, Turkish and Indonesian. That makes eleven languages in total! With these new additions Babbel is offering learners the chance to engage with cultures that welcome a lot of travelers, but don’t often have a lot of foreign students of their languages.

Studying the local tongue is a great way to get a perspective on the place you’re visiting. It also makes getting around a lot easier!

Babbel’s four new languages are also astonishingly widely spoken outside the places you might immediately assume. On a visit to Chicago or London, Polish could come in quite handy, as would Turkish in Germany. Chicago is one of the largest cities of the Polish Diaspora, and it’s been said that Berlin is one of the biggest Turkish cities outside of Turkey.

As for Indonesian, the language is very closely related to Bahasa Malaysia, the language spoken in Malaysia, and both Belgium and Suriname count Dutch as one of their official languages.

The kick-off packages contain vocabulary and phrases and also incorporate popular Babbel features such as the automatic Review Manager and the Pronunciation Trainer with real-time speech recognition (all the better to get your tongue around those Polish sibilant sounds or those umlauts in Turkish). As usual at Babbel, new content is permanently in the works and new learning material will follow soon.

With a three-month subscription, access to all content within the Turkish, Polish, Dutch and Indonesian courses is available at a special rate of €9,90 per quarter. However, a sample lesson is always free of charge, with no obligation to purchase, so why not try it out?!

Learn Polish
Learn Dutch
Learn Turkish
Learn Indosian



please!!!! I need japanese.

Punjabi as well!

Hindi please!

I would like to learn japanese please can you require that for the people who want to learn it please can you just add it on


why do you not comment on the numerous requests for Japanese to be added to yout app?

Japanese please

I started learning Japanese with a similar strategy as you provide and it was real fun. The babbel system is more handy, though. So, also from my side: PLEASE ADD JAPANESE

Please add Japanese!

Could you please advise if you will be adding Japanese?

Seems like your prospective customers want Japanses, I know I do.

why no Japanese yet??? come on..!

Hey Babbel,

At this very moment I am required to learn Hungarian in the next two years. Personally, I want to get the language over and done with so I can start to learn French. I have an understanding of the basics in Hungarian but no further.


Hungarian please!

Are you considering adding hungarian as well? If so, when?

Hello Krisztina,

Thanks for your message! Please contact Babbel customer service directly at for further assistance.

A Japanese course would be amazing! :)

I speak some Japanese, but I don’t find Japanese language in your system.

Hi I want to learn Hungarian. Are you planning to add this language any time soon?

Hello Esther,

Thanks for your message! Please contact Babbel customer service directly at for further assistance.

Please add Mandarin!

Yes Japanese would have been my first choice. Can’t wait!

Please add Japanese.

babbel is awesome!!
please add japanese!!
i want it too….

Please do add Japanese!

Bought Spanish. My native language is English. Many errors. Like “piso” for apartment. It means floor.

Thanks for getting in touch, Gary. As we teach the European variety of Spanish, piso can indeed mean “apartment” as well as “floor”. The courses should be free from errors, of course, but please don’t hesitate to email if you feel you’ve spotted something else.

please add Japanese. I am in Japan now and would have bought this appif it had Japanese. I’ve been watching for a long time to see if it’s been added, guess i’ll just wait longer!

Have been looking at this app for years but still no Japanese. :(

Please add it

Watching these requests for Japanese going over for about 5 years now but a Japanese version is still not considered by you until today makes me feel desperate .. :'( Are you guys planning to release Japanese any time soon? I know this is not an easy task but please just look at the comments below all your “customers” demand Japanese :(

Please Add japanese! I’m lovin’ it!

Can you tell me if you are planning to add Hungarian at any time in the near furure?

Was hoping for Japanese…

Please add japanese

Please add Japanese ! Thank you !

Japanese too here !

Impressive detail to the lessons but I won’t be going beyond sampling unless Japanese is added.

Japanese for me too please.

Reading the comments, I’ll join the bunch in saying that Japanese would be very useful. Look forward to hearing this update, whenever it may be.

I aogize for msppelling my phone is very messed up.

If you look you guys might see a lot of demand for japanese. I ersonally would love it as well. Ifyoudont mind. Llease work on it its in high demand.

Your program and courses are amazing, but unless you’re just planning on having European languages, could you please consider adding Japanese and Chinese? I understand that it will take time, but it would be nice if you could tell me it’s here. But in the meantime, I’ll just learn Russian… Thanks!

Hi Ciaran,

Babbel is always looking to add new languages to the current list of those on offer and we really appreciate user feedback on this subject. Stay tuned to hear about our next learning language in the near future!

Best wishes from the Babbel team

PLEASE add Japanese!!!

Please let me know when Japanese is available.


please add Japanese to your language choices!! i’m in desperate need to learn it and would really appreciate the help of learning it from this site!

I’d really like to learn hungarian too. I’m half hungarian but was never taught the language as a child unfortunately.

Japanese !!! Please

Hello, Can you please advise if you will be adding Japanese?

Thanking you,

Hello Charissa,

Thanks for your message! Please contact Babbel customer service directly at for further assistance.

ajouter le japonais serait en effet une bonne idée. Il serait bien aussi d’ajouter l’arabe mais je comprend que cela soit compliqué avec les différences arabe littéraire/arabes dialectals…

Japanese please.

agreguen Japones.

Add Japanese!! I do a bit of German and I want to sign up for Babbel to continue my knowledge in German. I think your learning system would really work for me but I won’t sign up until Japanese is added to your roster!! For a while now, its been the one language I’m desperate to learn. Others seem to want it too.

could you add japanese please

I’m learning Spanish with you and the courses are brilliant. Please can you add Japanese.

Japanese, someday?

These are not the languages i was looking for…

Please email me when you have Japanese available! :-)

Hello Laura,

Thanks for your message! Please contact Babbel customer service directly at for further assistance.

Yes, want Japanese nao!

Was very excited about this until I found out Japanese isn’t under the list of languages it teaches. Please add Japanese!

I loved the beginner trials, but I’d rather learn Japanese. Would you be adding that as a language any time soon?

Please get Japanese on here asap!

I’ve enjoyed learning a little Russian on Babbel while I was deployed. Now it would be useful to learn Japanese.

Are you planning on adding Japanese to this website anytime soon?

Are you guys ever planning to add the Japanese language? 😀
I’m really hoping to engage with my culture ^.^

I’m a Dutch so it is really a great news for me. I just impressed and also excited to know this news. Thanks for this adding.

I want to learn the basics in Hungarian. Can you help?

Hi Linda,

Thanks for your feedback! Hungarian is not a reference language yet and I’m afraid that will still take a while. The whole website and all courses would have to be translated to Hungarian.
I hope you can understand that but for any further information please write to our support at


The Babbel Team

Are there any plans to include Russian soon?

In contrast to languages like french or english, dutch seems to be pretty “basic”. Are there any plans to put more effort in this language?

Very nice! just out of curiousity: are you guys planning on having japanese as a language any time soon? or are we talking 2012? never? thanks for your answer

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