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https://www.duolingo.com/JacksonCougar

Word spelling/conjugation practice?

Something I find myself flunking out on a lot is when a new word is first introduced and I am asked to transcribe the word from audio, or translate the word from English: I know the word but I am spelling it wrong a lot at first. Would you consider adding a spelling oriented practice to duolingo to introduce new words? I realize that with enough time spent I pick up the spelling, but its frustrating having fail out a bunch of times because I can't remember how to spell it.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JacksonCougar

And conjugations: I realize they are introduced for you but its the same problem as spelling: I can't remember exactly which vowels/letters to change. I find I learn better by having to 'write' the words and conjugates down.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Conjugations, genders, declensions. That would be great.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wudama

Yes. Conjugation practice -- especially for irregular verbs -- would be helpful.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maverickpl
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This isn't the solution that you're looking for, but I've found that it is very helpful to write down the words on a piece of paper. Usually in a sentence without an English translation.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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I agree. In the basic phase some nouns are practiced through showing pictures. I find it extremely helpful, though I am not a visual type. If I may suggest, creating picture cards for the cc 500 nouns you have in the tree's vocabulary would be helpful development for basic word memorisation.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GarPolky

Is it too late for me to agree with this? I'm about to go practice this the old fashioned way. :(

5 years ago