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

This is great

It is a bit confusing, and some of the idioms have no direct translation. But I have understood some of the idioms and had a correct or almost correct translation of the idioms. Part of my reason for learning a foreign language was to gain some insight into how different cultures see the world. Thanks for these lessons.

December 19, 2013

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

I agree. I don't mind having to repeat the lessons 2 or 3 times just to learn the idioms that have no obvious English correspondence in meaning.

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nonzer0value

Yes! Failure is part of the learning process. There are some who say that these idioms should be later in the skill tree, but I don't necessarily think so. Way back when I was in High School German, we learned idioms as we went, and we started early in our first year.

January 7, 2014
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