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Gender in dictionary hints

It would be useful to have the gender of words in the dictionary hints, this would make easier ti remember genders.

January 17, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Julika

Yes, we will add gender hints soon. Good point.

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Beppe

thanks: very useful!

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eliza645257

hello. you said that 6 years ago ( i don't know if you're working there or something but i hope you do). Could you make this happen? i would be so helpful

May 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Beppe

I agree

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

You are right and not the first persons to comment on this. Being very pragmatic I advise people in this situation to take to the old fashioned pen and paper. Make a list of nouns in three columns. Masc., fem., neuter. If you can find it: add the plural because any rule you will find in dictionaries and grammars are okay but lacking. There are so many exemptions to the rules, that I always forced my students to learn the plural to each word by rote.

January 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/severin

Totally agree, especially for German this would be tremendously useful.

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gro_com

even more, in german how to form the plural would also be very usefull

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

Yes and no, or as Germans would say "jein". There are so many exeptions to the rule, that it is more practical to learn the plural with each word instead of using the rule.

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jmextraordinary

Yes!

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Barbanellie

Particularly since any decent German/other language dictionary will provide the gender, as well as its plural form.

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ice32

Definitely needed

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kdglax

The gender is important for German, French, Spanish, Russian. If you ever consider adding Arabic, be sure to include the plural form of any noun as the plural needs to be memorized (e.g., "el kitaab" = the book; "el kutub" = "the books").

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eliza645257

6 years ago. And they still didn't do that change

May 15, 2019
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