I'd like a reverse "words" list please! Show me the English, make me remember German.
Currently I can see the words I have learned in a given language, and get flash cards for them. What I'd like is the be able to flip it so I am seeing the list of words I know in German, IN MY NATIVE ENGLISH. Ditto for flash cards.
In other words, instead of seeing "geben" and know (or forget) that it means "to give", I would see "to give" and have to remember "geben".
This may be only some people, but: for me I find it a lot harder to think of the German word for X, than to recognize it. If I read a book in German, the words I know stand out. If I try to translate INTO German, it's harder for me.
So if I was to practice the English -> German side of my German studies, my vocabulary would feel much stronger.
Just a request! It seems not far-fetched that given the existing "words" tab and flashcards that this could make the cut for a future version.
This is definitely a feature request I agree with. I have a basic knowledge of several languages but I'm usually reading the language and translating into English. I'd like to be able to speak them more and practicing going from English to the language is the only way to do that.
I saw already many people posting about this, so I think they will not add it. One option is to add the reverse tree, so the tree where you learn German from English, there you will have the flash cards the other way around... Moreover, you could start doing the reverse tree, and then you will have more practice, the only thing is that the German words aren't pronounced there, but you probably already have enough practice with that by now... Finally to make it more challenging, you can even do the Spanish or French tree from German, the you will be asked to translate them back to German:-)
Sie müssen sehr viel auf deutsch schreiben und sprechen. Am anfang wird es schwer, und Sie können das Wörterbuch benutzen. Nach einer Weile werden Sie sehr gut um die Wörter zu bringen.
i absolutely agree -- i seem to learn better if i have to work harder -- to spell, type, pronounce it.. it's easier for me to commit an answer to memory if you ask "what is _ in german" than it is if you say "ei is ____" in english.