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

Suggestion for German Course! Add bonus course for words with no English translation?

Hello! I hope you're having a great day, because I am. I have one small itty bitty suggestion for the German course. I really want to learn words in German that have no real English translation, and if possible could that be added as one of the bonus courses in the lingot store? If it isn't possible that is FINE with me.

Thanks, -DanTheNerd.

May 27, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nooki90

I like the idea, not only for the German - English course, but I think it's hard to implement. Duolingo's system works like ['Sentence/Word' - 'Translation'] and I'm afraid, a lot of words need more of an explanation than a simple translation, and we all know it's not Duo's strong point.

May 27, 2017

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

Yeah. In some of the earlier courses for German, some new words will have a more detailed description of the word that you can dismiss and anytime you click on that word you can bring back the detailed description.

May 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nooki90

But those descriptions are only grammatical-wise and don't really capture its meaning.

May 27, 2017

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

True...

May 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keagan223

Sound like a really nice thing to learn good idea

May 27, 2017

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

Thanks!

May 27, 2017

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

I stole your idea and made a tinycards' deck with 50 everyday German words without a proper English translation. It's here:

https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/055f9f11-818e-4d5e-9ca0-211925deb4af

Suggestions are welcome.

May 31, 2017

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

Cool!

May 31, 2017

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

It's good for teaching the words but not so much the gender or things like that.

May 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paralars1

A lot of these are compound nouns, if you want to know the gender of one of those, it's always the gender of the last noun in the compound

June 2, 2017

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

Very true.

June 5, 2017
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