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der, die, das

When words one has learned are listed in languages with gender, would it be possible to add the gender? Not just Tiere but die Tiere, which would be helpful on getting a handle on nouns. I'm enjoying the lessons.

4 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jenn442

I agree that gender should be specifically identified by having the word listed with its definite article (as opposed to (f), (m), or (n) in parenthesis or color coding). That way, after a while, the definite article will automatically pop into one's head with the noun.

At the moment I'm just recording lists of words with their definite articles and playing it back in a loop recording just to absorb the association.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Move this to the German section of the discussions.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaryHuether

Applies to Romance languages as well. Bowties are cool.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Yes, they are, but you seemed to have completely ignored what I just said.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaryHuether

I commented on what you said. You said to move this discussion to the German section and I responded that the gender of nouns problem also applies to French, Italian and Spanish.
Did I miss-understand you?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

What I meant were the German section of the discussion boards of DL

http://www.duolingo.com/topic/67/new

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaryHuether

I'm sorry, why do that if it applies to all the languages?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

What you are asking is related to German. Der, die, das...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaryHuether

I just used der, die, das as examples of what I was talking about. And I have not a clue how to move it anyway. Do you? Please share.

4 years ago