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[Suggestion] Section to practise irregular verbs

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I'm learning Portuguese here, and one of the hardest things is memorizing the forms of irregular verbs. So it would be nice if there was a practise section where you could chose a specific verb and only get exercises using that word, with empathis on "translate from first language to second language" exercises.

New verbs would appear as you learn them and the exercises would cover all tenses you have learned already on the skill tree. You could buy each verb for 5 lingots (there need to be more uses for these, seriously), and there should definitely also be a timed practise. The same thing could be used to practise desclension in German, for example. Or exercises where you practise two tenses at a time and have to decide which one to use.

4 years ago

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You can practice a specific word from its entry in the Vocabulary section.

4 years ago

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saschambaer
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I just tried that with the irregular verb ver. It gave me only two (not 10-20 like I expected) exercises, both of which "translate from portuguese to english". What I'd like to see are exercises made to specifically train conjugations. Seing them in the foreign language and guessing the english meaning (often really easy from context) does not help memorizing the forms very well.

Instead the exercises of this type should be mainly (like, at least 15 out of the 20) of the type "translate from fluent language to foreign language", which helps memorizing the forms a lot more.

4 years ago

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It should also teach sound changes and vowel shifts. The Spanish irregular verbs become vastly easier when you realise that in Spanish, there are some sounds that shift into other sounds sometimes, like o>ue, e>ie, o>oy, etc.

4 years ago