https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

New user, question about the lessons (formal, informal, gender, ect)

Hi all. I am really sorry if this was covered and I missed it but I didn't see anything about it in the FAQ's.

I am a new user to both Doulingo and German and when I was doing lessons on Babbel they would tell you the proper way to use words, like gender specific or informal and formal (Tschuss and Auf Wiedersehen), things like that. Does there happen to be an option for that here? I am so new to German that I would never know these differences and I would really love to make sure I am learning the proper way to speak it.

I know it is a free site and I am not complaining! Just want to make sure I am not missing anything before I get to deep into the lessons.

April 11, 2018

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Yes, it is shown if you scroll down before you start the lesson. Welcome to Duolingo as well! If you have anymore questions feel free to ask me or any other Duolingoer! HAPPY LEARNING!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

Wonderful, thank you so very much!!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Yeah, no problem!

April 11, 2018

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

Welcome to the dark, devilish, and monstrous community of Duolingo! I hope your journey to learn a language goes well!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

What a great introduction to Duolingo! Not! Cheesey smile

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

That'd make a great title to your new user guide though.. LOL

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Haha, yeah! I guess so LOL

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

Thank you!!

April 11, 2018

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

i have one thing to add. i know i might seem picky because of that but it is really importent: you wrote tschuss instead of tschüss. this two dots on top of the u or o or a can change the meaning of a word. if you can't do it on your keybord you can write it as oe ae or ue since ä ö and ü are joint sounds of the written vowel and e.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

Thank you. I will try to remember that. I can't add that to the u unless there is an alt code for it somewhere, I shall go digging around and see.

April 11, 2018

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

i do not know of an alt code to add the dots but usually there is a posibility to download language packages for your your keyboard. and then switch languages with shift+alt. (windows) on the german keyboard the buttons for ä, ö and ü ar usually on the far right side. you will also need the german keyboard for the sharp s (ß) so i would recommend you to get a language pack.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

That is a great idea. Thank you!!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aiden522864

I just started duolingo a few days ago as well, so I myself am still learning how to use words in interrogative and declarative sentences. As for genderization, I have just scratched the surface of how to use a word in masculine, feminine, and neuter ways in specific circumstances. But I can tell you that tschüss itself means bye and that auf wiedersehen itself means goodbye. Good luck, I hope my little factoid helped, and have fun learning German on duolingo!

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edward.Wong.Hau.

Oh hello! You can scroll down before you start the lesson! So, welcome to Duolingo! The learning part is nice, but the community is dark, damp, and meh. Have fun!

<pre> ~Bill Cipher </pre>
April 12, 2018

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

I don't know if I can offer help on grammatical aspects of German; I have only reached Level 6. I can, however, offer a bit of helpful advice. I noticed no one has suggested the Tips and Notes section available on each of the Levels. You will find this by hovering over "the light bulb" icon, which will take you to a page of useful information on the lessons.

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hi Jenn934247, I'm here to help all I can! Please say if you have any questions concerning German, I'll answer the questions the best I can! Oh, and BTW. If you ever see a mod. on these threads (a thread here is a list of comments on a post) I recommend you follow them because they're really good at explaining questions. Good luck!!! Viel Glück!!!

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hi Jen, how are you doing with your German? Anything I can help with?

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

Wonderful so far. Much better now that I know I can read why I am using certain words and when! Thank you so much!

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

I'm so glad! I really enjoy learning together with someone!

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

It does seem to make things easier and much more fun!

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Yep! Agreed!

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOAT2B

In the future, please post things like this under the appropriate language. Thank you.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

Hi, thank you. I didn't realize that I was not posting it in the right place. I didn't see an option other then picking Duolingo in English and German from English and I thought that was what version of the forums I am using.

I am very sorry I missed how to pick what language I wanted it posted to. For future reference, how do I do this? When I started this topic I just clicked the discussion link at the top of the page and then started a new discussion.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Oh, its simple. Click" edit" then go to the top where you changed the topic last time, then put it in the correct one. Tell anyone if you have anymore questions! We'll be glad to help.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

Thank you so much again!! When I first started the topic I didn't get the drop down with all those options! I changed it to the correct language..I hope!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Yes, it's in the right topic! If you have anymore questions just ask! I'd be happy to help ya! Soon I will be making a easy guide for new Duolingoist to look over.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

That'd be wonderful! New things, always a bit overwhelming.

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Yes, I agree when I first started I was asking soo many questions! But then I got the hang of it! And now here I am helping others like others had did me. Funny how it works! :D

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn934247

it is refreshing to find a community that helps one another!

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

^-^!!!!

April 12, 2018
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