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

German flashcards NEED the gender!

Remembering the gender of German nouns is by far the most difficult part for me. I was hoping the "words" flashcards would include the gender, but they don't =(

January 7, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/killary45

I agree, but while we are waiting for Duo to get round to this, why not use the excellent Memrise flashcards produced by the Duo user "bakpao".

http://www.memrise.com/course/335725/comprehensive-german-duolingo-vocabulary/

Those cards are based on the skills in the Duo German course, and I found them a fantastic help in completing my tree.


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

Thanks for that. However for the latest tree update, @rawrdinosaur pretty much did all of the new words. I also find the audio, which was done by @prunc, to be better than Duolingo's. Best of all, it's free like Duolingo!


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

Thanks! This looks pretty neat. Now if only I could tie it into Duolingo so it knows which words I've already learned.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pecil1
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I study this course too on Memrise and I find it really useful, it helps you remember all the genders and the vocabulary


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeananne10

Thank you for sharing this - I've just started to use it and find it a great help!


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

Unfortunately we have no access to editing these flashcards =( You are right that articles are definitely missing.


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

I use Memrise to drill the genders into my head


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

I do agree with you about the difficulty in remembering the gender of the names.There are some rules, though. Normally the names ending in ung and schaft are feminine : Die Errinerung, Die Landschaft. The names of metals are in general neutral : Das Metall,Das Gold, das Eisen, aber there are some exceptions such as Der Steel, Die Bronze.. The namen ending in chaen and lein are neutral: Das Maedchen, das Tischlein, die names ending in in are feminine such as. Die Studentin, Die Kellnerin etc.. I don't have a German keyboard. Anyway we have to memorize the genres. It's one of the many difficulties of German. I wish you all the best


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tiphtiph29

je confirme il manque vraiment les genres devant les mots ce qui est le plus dur à retenir...


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

Memrise is a great complement, have tou tried it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmazzoli8

Not only that, but duolingos's English translation is awful and not always correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmazzoli8

I do agree with you. I tried of no use to follow some German rules, yet there are so many exceptions. Therefore, good memory is needed.


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

agreed!! makes so much sense to, and one year later still no gender. and any noun in the lesson should, too, when you wave the cursor over it.


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

Completely agree. Noun flashcards without gender don't make much sense.

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