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To duolingo!?

I love your app it is by far better than some real courses i have attended.

I have a suggestion though... I am at level 7 and it is going great but i would like to have to write more word/phrases in German than in English..

I dont know if further down we get to write more in German but for me having the question in English and writing/answering it in German is helping me more in writing and memorizing words.

Vielen Dank, GjB

July 27, 2017



Duolingo do not want their courses to be challenging, because that leads to a higher amount of drop-outs. This is bad for the more serious learners :(



I was just suggesting to through some more writing in German since it is German course.

It could be me but, so far I found it very easy to translate German to English but not quite easy other way around.

BTW i consider my self very serious learner :)

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This is discussed here probably more than once a week. Duolingo is obviously not going to do anything about it, most people suggest you should try the reverse tree to balance it (switch to German as the language you know and go to English for German speakers course).


Well, Ally i just joined 3 days ago, so didnt know that... i will try that... thanks

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I didn't mean it bad, it was just for your information (and possibly for other people who are reading this too) :-) Happy learning.


no problem man, any info is welcome since am new around!


Duolingo uses a very good teaching method for beginners and for people, who want to brush up their school knowledge.

  1. In the course "German for English speakers" you are learning the grammar and the pronunciation. You will mostly translate from German to English and the user interface is in English.

  2. You can start the reverse tree.
    In the "reverse tree", the course "English for German speakers", you will mostly translate from English to German. The user interface is in German. And you can start to read (and write) in the German discussion forums.
    You can also do both courses at once.

  3. In the "laddering trees" you can do "Foreign language 2" from "Foreign language 1" and reverse. If you are learning two ore more foreign languages.

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