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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.