'Review flashcards': Need gender too!
Flashcards could be such a useful tool. BUT having the word without the gender is frustrating and makes it worthless IMO.
When this comes I up I always agree with the poster, but say that while we are waiting we can use the excellent Memrise flashcards created by Duo member "Bakpao". These cards follow the Duo course pretty closely, and always require us to learn the gender. Using those cards made a huge difference to me.
Since it is a Memrise course you do not need to start at the beginning, but can go any lesson you want to practice at any time, and you will be given practice at words you have covered at spaced intervals. http://www.memrise.com/course/335725/comprehensive-german-duolingo-vocabulary/
Ha! I see you're pretty high on the leaderboard this week, you're liking it?
I've decided to follow a couple of you - I hope you don't mind, but your streaks are amazing as are your levels across the various languages. I need something to aim for!
Agree with this so much! That's the hardest part about learning German nouns.
This is probably the suggestion that comes up most frequently, at least among users that are learning German. Sad thing is I don't think there's any chance this is going to happen (I remember reading a post somewhere stating it's beyond the German course curators' control) and you're better off just using memrise for practicing this instead.
Yep. I've started with the good old-fashioned cardboard ones, with my trusty dictionary. Great for the nouns, but not sure what I'm going to do with all the verb forms...
Edit - I should mention I'm making these myself - an extra act of physical/muscle memory from writing them out.
I am doing the same! Even using colored index cards. pink for feminine, blue for masculine, orange for adjectives, etc. Helps the brain to memorize better.
I also am writing my own flash cards. They are very helpful. Writing words and tips down helps me remember.
Ich denke an diese Diskussion (Hmm. That sentence may need some work). I had a look for a thread on general learning techniques. I couldn't find one, although maybe I wasn't looking hard enough?