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Learning the 5000 most common words in Dutch (Memrise vs Quizlet vs Lingua.ly)

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Hallo leerlingen!

As you know, the Duolingo courses have about 2000 words. This is a great start but will quickly fall short. I finished the DL tree last December and have since been trying to build up my vocabulary. Here are some tips:

Memrise has a list of about 5400 Dutch words: http://www.memrise.com/course/391903/5000-most-used-dutch-words/

However, I think Memrise is not fast and flexible enough, so I'm setting the same list of words up to Quizlet. I've now put up 2000, but will eventually put all of them as I progress. Here: https://quizlet.com/subject/dutch-5000/

Quizlet has a great phone app for flashcards and quizzes. I recommend it.

Another app that I've found to be handy is Lingua.ly. There you can read texts, and tap the words you don't know. It then shows the meaning of the word and adds it to your word bank for later revision. It also has a decent phone app. https://lingua.ly/

Happy training!

3 years ago

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ppelk
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I agree that revising the tree is very useful, no doubt about that. But there really is no substitute for vocabulary. For me at least, that is now the main bottleneck in understanding written or spoken Dutch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da
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I agree with ppelk. Duolingo is a really fantastic software and I've keeping my tree gilded for about one month (after get the trophy). I also communicate solely in Dutch for 3 hours per week. During the conversations, now I can really hear the words out and sometimes can even spell them by pronunciation (thanks to DUO), however I just don't know what does it mean.

Yes, guessing for the most of time works. Nevertheless with too limited vocabulary you just can't say what you want. I totally agree with your idea that we should keep the tree golden. But at the same time extra vocabulary expansion is in need.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da
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Thanks a lot pal! I am now in the bottleneck period. The Quizlet website seems to be another excellent auxiliary app.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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You can also read in Immersion on Duolingo and you can hover over words to get the meaning, but the words are not added to your word bank for later review. Perhaps it is a feature that Duolingo could add? Maybe as a separate list of words if necessary specifically for Immersion words!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack
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Yes, you can read in Immersion on Duolingo, but the Immersion feature is not avilable for Dutch (as of yet).

And thanks for the excellent list, ppelk. May I add, Anki is also a great flashcard app.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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You are so right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451166

Is it possible that Duolingo would add more lessons to the tree? I read that they changed the german tree.. so why not add a new lesson every month or something like that?

3 years ago
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