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help - want to type more in German

All of the quizzes are having me translate from German to English, which I find incredibly easy because of my background. I want more questions where I have to translate from English into German. This will test my recalling knowledge of the vocabulary, not just recognition.

September 26, 2017



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. (Turn the microphone and speaker off)
    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.


This is what you want to do. Most people who have completed the German for English speakers tree go on to the "reverse" tree because it allows you to do more translating from English to German. You may also get to pick up a few more vocabulary words.


I have the same problem. I am half German and already have knowledge of the language, however I am constantly doing German to English translations which are super easy for me. At the end of the session, I do occasionally get English to German translations but I remember how to do them because they are the exact same sentences that I had at the start just the opposite way around. There should be an option implemented where you can choose whether you do english to german or vice versa.


The reverse tree was the right fix!

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