https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnFox83697

Duolingo Stories (Beta), German

I would love to have "...Stories" in German. Has the Spanish and Portuguese been successful enough to launch German? Please shed any light on this as you can. I have been extremely grateful for the German tree I am working on. I am half way through and need to make plans to expand my fluency. I am entertaining going with another program like Rosetta Stone or the myriad of others available out there. I don't wish to DEFECT, as you will. But I fear I will be topping out of the limited German tree here at Duolingo. Is the Duolingo Plus available for German yet? Thank you.

June 28, 2017

20 Comments


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

A good option once you finish the tree is Clozemaster.com, which actively aims to be a resource to be used after Duolingo.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth528513

That's pretty good, if a bit clunky. Enjoyed it.

June 28, 2017

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

Thanks a lot! This is really useful!

June 30, 2017

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

I hope to look forward to stories being available in Polish as well. (We can always hope/ dream : ) )

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

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Powinienem napisać dla ciebie po polsku historię

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http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/04/sithe-ballad-of-sir-patrick-spens.html

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http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/02/how-to-cook-a-pancake-with-chocolate.html

and here is your flower which is shared with the new Scotland (Nova Scotia) .

June 28, 2017

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

Thanks Jack! : )

June 29, 2017

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

Yes, this would be great!

June 29, 2017

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

Nice idea. But as I told you in another post, it would be good to revise your texts a bit, because there are formal and spelling errors in every short rhyme or story, which could confuse a beginner (not a native speaker). It´s because you offer them to learners and they shouldn´t read texts with errors.

One example for spelling errors are the German 'Umlauts' (ä, ö, ü), which are important for the understanding and pronunciation.

An example for a formal error is:

Sie sagt: ,,Die Suppe schmeckt nicht!"

No need to use the exclamation mark after the colon here.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

thank you

I will edit once I get a chance

thank you for this kind comment

all the best I am off to the mountains

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/06/caspar-david-friedrich-the-romantic-painter.html

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June 29, 2017

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

Thank you! :-)

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnFox83697

Thanks Jack

June 29, 2017

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

I definitly agree. And I would like it in French. Because French has more learners than Portuguese, and so does German.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robin11034

Hier ist auch einige Kindergeschichte

http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/?location_id=922

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmalieB39

Thanks for sharing this website!

June 29, 2017

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

I'm hoping they expand the stories into German, although for the time being I'm using German news ( tagesschau.de ) to look at some native German language. There's usually words that I don't know, so I use Leo Dictionary ( dict.leo.org ) to help me through, and Google Translate if I'm completely stuck. I hope this helps you!

June 29, 2017

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

I would also like to see the stories in German. So far, I've read a couple of the Spanish ones. They were fun.

June 28, 2017

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

I'm using Memrise, Busuu and Lingvist alongside Duolingo, I was told about Rosetta Stone before, has anyone used it?

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robin11034

I homeschooled my children and used Rosetta Stone with my children for German. Here are some of my impressions of it. These are neither good nor bad, just my impressions.

  • It is an immersion program
  • there are little to no grammar lessons which wasn't a big deal for us since I was acquainted with the grammar
  • I believe it has released a new edition that has updated features, but I believe there are still no grammar lessons
  • as with any immersion program you simply must try to make word substitutions. The sentence is "I have a ball." How would I say, "I have a rock ... a hat ... a blah blah?"
  • it is expensive
  • although we never used it, I believe you can have online conversations with native speakers
  • if you complete it, I believe you will have completed the equivalent of an American freshman and possibly sophomore college level. THEY may say it is higher.
  • it is very useful for vocabulary

I've thought about digging our older version out ... IF I still have it. My last child has already been out of college for two years so it is entirely possible that I sold or gave it away.

June 30, 2017

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

Well when it comes vocabulary nothing beats Memrise, but grammar has been a problem for me, busuu is the best I could find, thanks though. :)

June 30, 2017
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