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The genitive 1 course is too hard. Why is it soo hard?

As opposed to other topics (animals, etc), the genitive course says "incorrect" if you dont spell it EXACTLY the way duolingo likes to spell it.

This makes it too difficult! I usually complete after ~70 submissions (# in top right corner). That is compared too ~20 on a regular one.

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2 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dogdogcat

The cases are hard, but you will gain familiarity with them as you work through things. The important thing is not to give up, and practice the hard sections more than once.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Using wrong forms will get you a rejected answer in any course on Duolingo. I.e. you cannot use "hears" instead of "hear" or "heard", and you cannot write "girl's" instead of "girls".

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KellyF12
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The genitive in my opinion is the hardest case but don't worry, just keep digging away at it. When you keep repeating it over and over and using it in your Russian on a daily basis it will start to become habitual. Just practise all the time.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JhonEdisonOrtiz
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Yeah! I totally agree with you, at the beginning, this case was so difficult to me, (Russian cases, at the beginning are a nightmare) now I think I can use it in my Russian conversations (and it sometimes sounds quite natural without even thinking of it), there are a lot of other things that I gotta keep learning in Russian though.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mosh01

All true. Thanks.

@shadyarc, those examples SHOULD be wrong, but spelling "pit" without that slanty apostrophe (all I have is ''''''') or mal'chik with the slanty appostraphe or spelling karandasha as karandosha, and other minor errors should be correct.

I find that genitive 1 is much more unforgiving of these minor errors than the other courses.

Sometimes I may remember the exact grammer, but spell "chitaet" as chitat' or something like that and it will say "incorrect".

Thanks contributors for all your hard work on duolingo! I've really learnt alot of russian from here. And this complaint doesn't change that fact.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Use transliteration at your own risk. It was Duolingo's idea, and we have always been against it. If you decide to study Russian transcribed automatically, no one is going to help you. I only remember the rules approximately, and cannot help you spelling "существующий" or "дешёвый" correctly.

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Reply12 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mosh01

Yes. I really got to get some cyrillic alphabet keyboard stickers.

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Reply2 years ago