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Display Noun Gender on Hover-Over? Good Idea?

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In the German course I'm taking, when you hover over a word, it displays the gender of the noun. I find this helpful for learning the genders of the nouns, and also for "connecting the dots" in my head about the word endings and cases and how they change as a function of the nouns' genders.

I think it would be super useful if the Russian course could add this too. I don't know if this is something they are planning and just haven't implemented yet?

Currently the hover-over feature just shows a translation but I haven't ever seen it display the gender for nouns.

2 years ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
Shady_arc
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Yeah, I think such info would be a good addition. It also would be nice to display the aspect of the verb (and maybe its conjugation type, if the verb is regular).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

Petition this to Duo staff? German has it and French

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_scout

I, for one, would love that. The repetition would help hammer the info into my brain over time!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/an_alias
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Nice observation - I would actually want to go one step further than this, though this is probably beyond Duolingo's goal at this point.

I would like an option to ONLY show me the root and the gender/aspect/case.

Sometimes I just don't remember the word but I want to figure out the form on my own. If I hover I get all the information handed to me. Some people would want that. And, depending on what I'm doing that day, I might too. But some days I would rather be able to practice my grammar even if I sometimes forget a word.

It works fine, nothing is wrong, I go to yandex or google to find the root/word and go from there. But it would be nice to toggle that in the app. Though that seems like a basic framework thing and I'm not sure how useful that would be in many other languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort
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I also think this would be a good idea!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathcore
mathcore
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gender is such an obnoxious hurdle, because it's arbitrary more often than not. any little bit would help, ESPECIALLY hover notes. i lingot thee and support thy request!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Norrius
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In Russian genders are pretty regular though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mpbraendle
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Partially. As mentioned in the course, there are exceptions - there gender should be indicated.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BazookajDeLuca

Да.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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Yes to this. I'd also like to see perfective/imperfective on verbs.

Although, I already try to use the hints as little as possible.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sukottoburaun
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Yes, that sounds like a good idea.

2 years ago