https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane-German

'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.

April 11, 2016

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/killary45

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/

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane-German

Thanks for the pointer to this site killary45!

April 12, 2016

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

Ha! I see you're pretty high on the leaderboard this week, you're liking it?

April 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/killary45

206,000 points already. Wow!

April 14, 2016

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

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!

April 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmbush2

The lack of articles makes the flashcards useless.

April 12, 2016

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

good point, I agree heartily.

April 11, 2016

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

Agree with this so much! That's the hardest part about learning German nouns.

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruces123

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.

April 12, 2016

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

Maybe you guys should make sticky notes?

April 13, 2016

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

Yes! Excellent idea

April 12, 2016

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

Totally agree, I even filled a bug report and started the same thread 3 weeks ago: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15470925

June 2, 2016

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

Yes! You're so right.

April 12, 2016

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

Totally agree! The words need to be learned with their gender.

April 12, 2016

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

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.

April 12, 2016

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

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.

April 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martha288927

I also am writing my own flash cards. They are very helpful. Writing words and tips down helps me remember.

April 12, 2016

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

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?

April 13, 2016
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