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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



japanese please because this would really help for collage

Please add Hindi and Mandarin

I would love to learn japanese

Another request for Greek please. Then I would sign up for the multi-language option immediately.

Add Greek already, I have been waiting for so long for it to be added.

Greek please!!!

Korean pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Please add GREEK!!!!

I would sign up for 12 months minimum if you had both Japanese and greek. Are there plans to bring either of these languages into the mix?

Hello! Can you please add greek?

Japanese please! My wife is Japanese, and I want to learn more!

Missing Greek.

There are more Japanese speakers than there are of any of the languages here. Please add Japanese.

Can you please add Romanian to the list!!! PLEASE… #limbaromana

Can you add Japanese please! Thanks

I am in Japan every year and want Japaneselanguage lessons please please please

Greek should be added definitely!

Please add Bulgarian!

Please add Greek!

GREKK Efxaristo!

Hindi please!

Japanese please!
I am genuinely surprised it’s not here already!? :/

Japanesw please

Japanese please! Sure a lot of comments requesting it so hope you can accommodate asap

Yo, Japanese would be great to have on this. Most apps I’m using for Japanese do not go in to this much depth.

Mandarin please 🙂

Greek please?

If you would add Hindi, that will be fabulous.


When will you add Greek?



One more voice asking for Japanese–or an indication of whether you’re working on it.

Please Please add Greek asap!!

I would love Japanese…please.


Korean! Pleaseeeee!

Add Hungarian Please!

Can you please add Korean to the list of languages you can learn??


We need Japanese!!!!!

Japanese please…

Where’s thr Greek?!

Absolutely! Japanese should be available here. Don’t understand why it’s not included from the get go!

Love this app. Use it for multiple languages! But like a lot of other people I would love to see more added. Like Mandarin, Japanese and the very hard to find dialect languages like Gealic, Catalan and even harder to find Valencian. Or even the old languages like Latin ( would help a lot of students) and classic Greek…… just even adding 1 of these would make me a longer member of all your languages. Been here for 2 years now love to add a couple of years more. Yes contact costumer support. .. done that a few times. Hope this helps aswell…. seeing all the comments you wold see people like me love babbel so much and love to get more!! Means great work and please add more!! Best regards. Anna

After all these years why still no Japanese? So many requests here for Japanese yet no dice…weird.

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?

What about Japanese? Why doesn’t Babbel answer us? IF there’s such a high demand for this awesome language, why aren’t you working on it? It’s great that you can provide lots of languages for us to learn. I myself learned Russian with Babel and it was awesome. But I’m looking forward into Japanese. You will end up losing lots of custommers because you don’t bring us Japanese, please consider it, Babbel! Keep up with the good work!

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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