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Would it be possible to enable us to mark more difficult words and review them more often?

Please. I'm getting tired of duolingo asking me about words like Wohnung, verkaufen or Tochter over and over again.

September 30, 2017



With an adaptive system like Duolingo, inevitably some of your time will be spent teaching Duolingo what you do and don't find easy. Duolingo takes account of how long it takes you to answer the question, and it takes account of whether or not you "peek" - whether or not you hold the mouse over a word to see what it means. If you can answer the questions quickly and without peeking, the skills will decay more slowly. If you're doing more than a couple of lessons a day, then pretty quickly Duolingo will realise that you know those words, and you'll start seeing them a lot less often.


Wow, I had no idea! Are you certain? Duolingo notes stuff like peeking or time it takes us to answer? I wouldn'y peek when i'm nearly but not complettely 100% certain as I do now if i knew o_O


:) Yes, absolutely certain. There's some information here: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000517426-Why-don-t-my-skills-stay-golden- - though I don't think those articles specifically mention timing. I've seen that mentioned many times on the forums, and I've seen a video with Luis and Severin talking about it.


Try a real 3rd party flashcard software like Memrise (includes difficult words, typing reviews in the L2 target language, disabling multiple-choice questions with Cooljingle's user script), AnkiSRS, FlashCards Deluxe, SuperMemo, etc.

Besides marking words automatically or manually as difficult on Memrise, there is also the IGNORE feature available.


Is there a memrise course you would recommend to someone after duolingo?


Sorry, no.
I am not already experienced with the follow up upper-intermediate or advanced courses, not even for Portuguese BR.
There is a good community forum at: http://community.memrise.com

To pre-learn/re-learn/review the same DuoLingo vocabulary you would of course have to do the DuoLingo clone Memrise courses in parallel to your DuoLingo course here.

However, there are "Learn ... for Polyglots by EasyAcademy" courses available, where the typing variant often is about 120h long: https://www.memrise.com/course/250250/easy-academy

I know that the course descriptions contain the keywords: B1, B2, even C1.
But I am not actively learning with that course...not yet.


Get a little notebook and write them down.


I do that, but learning german from paper bores me really quickly


No, it's not possible. As you progress, you are likely to see more difficult words more often. However, some words may be so common that you'll see them frequently no matter what you do.


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