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As far as I know, there are four basic types of indications in German. Yambus (two syllables) Here the first syllable of the word is unstressed and the second is stressed. For example: Ge_dicht ( poem). Trochäus (also two-syllable) Here the first syllable is stressed and the second is unstressed. For example: dich_ten (poetry). Dactylus (three syllables) With the dactylus only the first syllable of the word is stressed and the other two are unstressed. For example: wun_der_bar (wonderful). Finally there is the anaphaesthesia. (also in three syllables) Here only the last syllable is stressed and the first two remain unstressed. For example: Har_mo_nie (harmony). Unfortunately there is no rule when to use the iambus or the trochaeus in two-syllable words. The same goes for the three-syllable as far as I know. I hope this helped you anyway. (:
When the microphone image shows up, are we supposed to click on it and to repeat the German or are we supposed to say it in English? If German, then my microphone isn't picking it up and it's annoying. I checked all my settings and it should be good to go and the mic is hearing me when I test it; am I just saying the wrong thing? I click the mic icon in Duo, wait about 0.2 seconds until the stop button (square) shows so I know it's recording, say the phrase in German, then click the square. I'm confused.