https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

How well do you know your definite articles?

November 12, 2013

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Brilliant little quiz.

November 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mazzorano

Nice! I love those little quizzes...

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dagrooms

Awesome! Even if I did only get a 50%. Those non-Italian words get me like xylophone

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris123456

Oh! Good fun!! Thanks!

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mukkapazza

Amazing! I'm happy to see the dei trick question as well ;)

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Thanks! I happened to have heard about that one and just couldn't resist. ;) Apparently it's the only real exception to the article rules.

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SazzyJazzy

awesome quiz ;) but very little time to try to complete it

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

The idea is that if you know them really well, it won't be that hard.

EDIT: Because, there are only a few possible answers. So if you had more time, you could guess for each one.

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SazzyJazzy

Good point!

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

That's a snappy quiz you've made there. Insofar it's reminded me of how maddening definite articles have been for me to learn. Gli is reserved for words that begin with vowels, Z, S+consonant... and dei. RRRRGGGGHHH.

Edit: Ha, got the 16/16. Are you planning on adding more words to the quiz?

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

I dunno, I might make a new, longer one.

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

How well do you think something like, say for example, a 25 word quiz that randomly pulls from a word bank of 50 words would fare?

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Well, I'm not sure that's quite possible on Sporcle... I can look into it.

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KSmitch

Well, the thinking behind it is the element of surprise. I got 16/16 because it was a short list and I did it three times in a row. In the moment I had memorized the list, but by now I've forgotten most of it, save for two words. La metro and gli dei... which now that I think about it were probably among the most important to remember since they defy the rules of definite articles... damn... nice work, dude. I didn't even realize I'd walked away permanently smarter.

November 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Brunehilde

That was fun! I really liked the word choices; this helped me learn those wacky article exceptions.

November 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nrjmons

excellent

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

Cool! Nice job!

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/monkey4blue

grazie!

December 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KatPavi

Lots of fun! I scored them all, but you might consider providing a few additional seconds ;)

December 22, 2013
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