https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor459567

German Buddy Needed (Speaks it fluently)

Duo can only explain so much, having someone who's first language is German would be really helpful for when I have questions Duo can't answer, help with my German communication skills, etc. I hope this doesn't come off as creepy :' ) I really want to actually learn this language.

March 16, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/7hAu0bvY

you can post questions like you did now. if you do, everyone who knows the answer will be happy to help you out. chances are high what even some native speakers find your question and offer help. Plus: if you are posting your questions, the discussion might also be helpful for other people who evetually face the the same propleme. of course having personal contact with german speakers is importent as well...

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor459567

sounds good I'll do that : )

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Katrina684053

Hi Taylor. German is not my first language, but I am currently enrolled in an intensive German course at the B1 level. I may be able to help with some questions.

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor459567

hi Katrina, my main problem is not really knowing when to use die, der or das. I know there is masculine, feminine, neutral, but every time I think I get it, it turns out differently than I thought it was? yikes that a bad explanation, I really suck at explaining things :')

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/7hAu0bvY

no this is normal... because even though there is a rule for der being male, die female and das neutral, the gender in grammer is not always the same as the biological gender. so there are neutral things beings male or female in german grammer etc. and there is no rule which u could use to make it clear. then you are learning the nouns in german make sure to learn them with the article.

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Katrina684053

Hi Taylor,

7hAu0bvY is right. There is little logic as to which nouns are considered M, F, or N. My German teacher has told us this. The best strategy is to learn the article always with the noun. One rule that does exist is that nouns ending in "ung" are always feminine. Ex) Anmeldung

March 17, 2018
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