Lingvist now offers......GERMAN!
So Lingvist has released their german course, which I think would make a great complement to learning the language alongside Duolingo.
Just wanted to let you all know, happy new year!
Good luck to all the people trying to learn German. It is not an easy language to master, even for many of us Germans and knowing quite some people that have learned it as a second or third language I have nothing but respect for you. Viel Glück und allzeit die richtigen Artikel! :) Have a lot of fun.
just tried it out and while I quite like the style and quick answering, it is lacking a lot of translations. Tested what I learned in duolingo and I was pleasantly surprised. It seems to be mostly into learning the most popular words. 2k total, I think. Will continue alongside duo.
5000 total. Yes I agree it lacks translations, and does not appear to accept alternate answers, e.g. 'He is responsible' is "Er ist zuständig", and "Er ist verantwortlich" is wrong. So part of the skillset it encourages is just remembering what it says is the one correct answer, rather that actually applying your knowledge of German. That is the same problem I have with memrise. On duolingo, if "er ist verantwortlich" was rejected, there would at least be a discussion of it, with people explaining why it's wrong, or more likely saying that it should be accepted.
Also, lingvist doesn't accept any minor typos, which would be easier to stomach if they didn't make so many typos themselves. "A third" is "ein Drittel", not, as lingvist write, "ein Dittel". I noticed a few others in the "grammar tips" section. Anyway lingvist is okay, and better than single-word flashcards without context. It estimates my German vocabulary at 1390 words, after about 1 hour studying on there, so I will keep with it until I get closer to 5000.
I tried it and tbh I don't understand it, I'm basically guessing words or inputting ones I know, no explanation is it a good tool?
It is pretty much just a vocabulary builder. Duolingo has a finite vocab list of around 2200 words. That means that you can only go so far with DL. I do Lingvist and Memrise on the side. I think the 3 are a good mix.
tested out of almost 800 words. so far their german course is my favorite. i tested out of 17 words for russian and over 2000 for spanish, but i stopped using both courses shortly after that. german is the language i've studied the longest & i feel like the lingvist course fits my needs in a way it simply doesn't with the other two. we'll see how long it lasts.