https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

JUST STARTED!...

I just started german and was wanting to know if anyone had any suggestions for starters? thank you all!^w^ps: if i was going to start another language what shoud it be?

February 7, 2016

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

http://german.about.com/

Is a good website if you have language questions. Things like the cases, gender, and word order might be good to read up on.

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~thank you!~ lingot for yaI ;)~

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anita774430

I learn germany too for 3 years. That is really hard because my country is very far away from germany and the structure is very different compare with my mother language. But I was really happy because I got scholarship from goethe institut and I stayed in Germany for 3 weeks last August to learn Deutsch! It was really fun and I want to go there again. For me, learning language likes give you another live, beside you learn language , you also learn the culture! and that is really interesting because germany's culture very different and sometimes funny for me. that's for motivator and My suggest: you should learn one language till you become an expert or almost an expert! then learn another! I usually learn from video in youtube and goethe uploud some videos for learning. watch : Jojo sucht das gluck, or Erste Wege in Deutschland! I love both. After learn german, try to learn Dutch! because both is similar but dont be confusing! good luck!

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~thank you good luck to you to!~LINGOT

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa4duolingo

My single best piece of advice to you is to read the discussion threads. When I first started it took me about a month to fully realize just how valuable they are. Not every post in every thread will be valuable to you, but many will be and you will be introduced to resources you likely would never encounter otherwise.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~THANK YOU!<sub>^w^</sub>lingot

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa4duolingo

Thanks for the lingot and welcome to the duolingo community! I hope it serves you well and one day, before you know it, you'll be offering your help and expertise to the next wave of users. In the meantime, I hope you have lots of fun while learning a new language. It can be challenging, but you just never know how useful it might be to you one day.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~yes,i hope i will have the skills to help others!<sub>^w^</sub>

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David274048

Don't quit even when it gets tough!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~aw, thanks!~lingot for ya to! XD

February 7, 2016

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

You don't need to rush. Don't focus on doing big steps, focus on doing each day small steps so you have time to learn them. Don't focus on strengthening your previous skill, but do it if you feel that you can't move on. You WILL forget words, but doing so, the second, third, fourth time you got to see the answer, you will eventually learn it.

I would suggest you to learn greek. It's my native language. The reasons: 1. You will learn a new beautiful alphabet but it will not be so weird for you like Hebrew, Persian/Arabic etc 2. You'll get to know how many words you already known comes from greek and what are their actually meaning. Especially if you are a scientist. 3. The vocals (and all the letters) have only ONE sound like German language and simple rules are applied [bloody english]. You will never have hard time to read and pronounciate (see i forgot how its written correctly-pronnounce?) 4. BUT like german it has three gendres (der, die, das), english has none, greek has also three. Memorizing will be difficult. 5. Some words exists only in Greek 6. It has consistency. Constistency=συνοχή->συν+έχω, προσ-οχή (attention), αν-οχή (tolerance), εν-οχή (guilt), επ-οχή (season), απ-οχή (abstention). If you noticed some consistency can be found on english words like at-tension, abs-tension. Window (παράθυρο->παρά θύρα (beside door), paranormal (beside normal). I speak 4 languages (danish and persian the other two) and none has this beauty. You won't understand it until you get in to it.

Good luck with your choice. I hope you make a good progress on your german.

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~thank you so much!~ i will take that into consideration!~{LINGOT}

February 8, 2016

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

I've been trying to decide between spanish, french, or some other language after I improve my german, but greek also sounds like a good choice. I took a spanish class once, and the teacher said that greek was his favorite language, and I have an uncle who learned greek as his third language. I'm going to seriously consider greek.

February 8, 2016

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

Well learning a language has some pros: 1. if you want to work in that specific country 2. if you want to learn a language with millions of speakers and have highly chances to use it oneday (for example arabic, chinese etc) 3. or if you doing it for fun and focusing on something greater on your language course instead of just memorizing words and rules.

I learn danish for the #1 reason (I was also born there). I suggest you to learn greek only for the #3 reason more examples συμφωνώ(v)-συν+φωνώ(v)-συν means plus and φωνή(o) means voice. He who has the same opinion ("voice") with you. OR just AGREE συμπάσχω(v)-συν+πάσχω- πάσχω means suffer - he who suffer with you OR just commiserate σύνοψη(a)-όψη means view- so when you add views together you have a SUMMARY (sum) πορεύομαι means march, συμπορεύομαι go together, προπορεύομαι precede

πρόγραμμα (has been written before (pro,pre), γράμμα is the letter (both those on alphabet and the letter we sent), γράφω (write), and what we write below something? our signature - υπογραφή [υπό means below]. What is written ON something, for example grave? επιγραφή (inscription). When you write something from somewhere else? αντιγραφή (copy), if you write about something περιγραφή (description), απογραφή (census), υστερόγραφο postscript

well i think i overdid it.

February 9, 2016

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

http://www.dict.cc/ and http://www.leo.org/ are very useful for looking up phrases and multiple meanings of words. There are some resources on https://www.reddit.com/r/german too.

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

<sub>thanks</sub>lingot

February 8, 2016

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

You're off to a fantastic start! Keep up the great work!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

~thank you knoxienne!~{want a lingot? im givin them away}<sub>^w^</sub>

February 8, 2016

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    If you were to start another language I would suggest Irish or Russian. Advice: if you take many languages or consider taking many languages be sure you are up to the responsibility of keeping those skills up or you will just stress yourself out.

    February 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    ~i will keep them up my best~thank you!lingot

    February 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    ~THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!<sub> </sub>^w^~

    February 8, 2016

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

    I just started, and I am going great. Just do it every day to make it stay in your mind! Gross Gluck! :D

    February 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    <sub>THANKS!</sub>

    February 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    lol, sorry i would give you a lingot but im almost out!~~

    February 8, 2016

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

    No problem! :D

    February 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LoveK1969

    Another advice then: don't give away your lingots that easily (you will need 90 of them to complete the tree to the full). But you're a sweetheart. Good luck, persevere when it gets hard, and remember that the goal is achievable [Exhibit A myself].

    Italian would be easier, but you might mix it up with your Spanish.

    February 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    ~lol! i have 96 right now but thank ya!~

    February 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anita774430

    Do you mean the level bonus?

    February 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/osleek
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    If you just started - don't be lazy, go and register on memrise and find a corresponding duolingo course there. I'm on duolingo for 4 months and feel kinda sorry that I didn't start memrise at that same moment.

    These two things, I mean Doulingo and Memrise perfectly complement each other.

    Here's the link, they have a nice smartphone app too.

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

    February 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    <sub>thanks!</sub><sub>^w^</sub>

    February 9, 2016

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

    you gave up,,,

    February 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lexirose909

    i have gotten pretty busy, and found classes for all the languages i was learning on here! so i haven't given up on learning them, just taking a break from doulingo ^^

    March 24, 2017
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