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Madrid-based language learning community launches Japanese as 11th language, the Madrid-based language learning community which recently won a TechCrunch Europas Award, has just launched a new language – Japanese. This means, that is now offering its users 11 languages in total.

Like with every other language on, it’s completely free to start learning Japanese. However, you have the option to pay a minimal monthly fee to become a Premium Member. The Premium Membership gives you access to additional functionalities and more material (as PDFs, podcasts and voice recording exercises). was founded in 2008 by Bernhard Niesner and Adrian Hilti, and since has grown to be Europe’s largest online community for learning languages. Today, has over 6 million users online, and similarly 6 million users on its busuu mobile apps. The young company will soon be adding Chinese as the next supported language.

Find this interesting? To find more about, just read through the interview we did with Bernhard Niesner, co-founder and CEO of busuu, at the end of 2010.

Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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