https://www.duolingo.com/profile/superfantastik

Some prepping or reference for learning

I'm just getting started on Verbs:Past for the first time and I'm not sure the rules of changing Verbs to past tense. The test format of Duolingo doesn't explain much in this way. It would be nice to have some kind of prep before starting this lesson, or at least a reference chart that I can pull up that gives some kind of explanation.

January 7, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ker

Hi there! Thank you for your suggestion, we will consider it.

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/my-two-cents

I wonder why this was never done. I speak Spanish and English and I still couldn't get through Verbs/past tense without getting external help. It had never happened until I reached this section.

January 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erudis
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This might help: http://www.sonia-portuguese.com/text/verbs.htm (click on 5.1)

Learning conjugation through Duolingo is tough, I'm having the same problem with French.

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ketoacidosis

This was such a helpful website. I tried to go back to it today to refresh a bit, but it says 404 page not found :/

August 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ketoacidosis

Oh wow! I guess they just moved some stuff around on the website, thanks a lot!

August 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivalahumanidad

Yes, some kind of chart before starting the grammar section could be good. Gives you a broad overview of it all, a mental landscape that you don't necessarily memorize, but which sinks into your unconscious mind.

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/opensas

I agree with vivalahumanidad (nice nickname, BTW) More over, that chart could appear everytime you make a mistake with verbs.

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olivictor

I agree! In the german lessons there is a "tips" session. Very helpful indeed.

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MirandaSnipes

check this out: conjuga-me.net/en/

This site is so helpful for verb conjugation!

Thanks,

October 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spyglass398

I agree. Verbix which is generally awesome does have a few European PT biases, imo.

October 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MirandaSnipes

Thanks for the verbix reference, I've never heard about it before!

October 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sfb

Essential Portuguese Grammar - by Alexander R. Prista (ISBN10: 0486216500; ISBN13: 9780486216508) used copy for under $3 - this is best little grammar book for review or to learn grammar from the start

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/opensas

Yes, the trial and error approach is kind of limitated to explain this sort of stuff

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmicusVenti

I fully agree, and I think it's a problem that Duolingo has on every grammar lesson. Each lesson has a list of new vocabulary words, so each lesson the teaches exclusively vocabulary is already set. But the grammar sections NEED some sort of written introduction and description complete with charts.

August 31, 2013
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