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Can anybody help me with German or Japanese....

i'm new to duolingo, but I really want to learn a LOT of languages. I started japanese first but it's sooooo hard.... It was the same for geman, too. Only that it was a little bit easier can anyone please help me with those languages like a helping buddy sort of thing? The grammer is way too much for me....
I can help with korean(since i'm native) and english (since that's like the same thing as my mother tounge)

April 30, 2018



Japanese is incredibly hard to learn if you only use duolingo! I would suggest learning a bit of basic Japanese and just using duolingo to study it ^^ But Korean has similar grammar to Japanese, and English and German are quite similar with a lot of shared vocab as well so just practice practice practice and you should be fine! it's okay to not understand everything straight away.

if you want to become completely fluent, duolingo might not be the best place to start! but it will help you practice and help you learn new words. :)) good luck on your language learning journey.


thank you! i'll try to studt more harder


I will help you with German. I lived in Germany for 2 years and I would love to help But 1st tell me why you would like to learn German


I need help with Japanese too! but I might be able to help you with German, I take a German course at my school


i can help you with german


I can help you with Japanese. Duo honestly doesn't do a very good job at teaching, but I made some lessons that you can find here that might help.


Japanese is actually pretty easy compared to German. In comparison, Japanese has a quite simple grammar and the most difficult aspect are just the kanji, the rest is quite easy in my opinion. Ive studied both langages, but I can help out with Japanese if you want to? I was in a Japanese major in the past so I can explain a certain amount of grammar pretty well.


I take a Japanese course at my school and I could help you with it. I've taken it for years now and am one of the best in my class. Duolingo doesn't do a very good job with Japanese, it's easier to learn from a real person.


I can help with German since its my native language


really? can u pls help me?


sure how can i help you ? what do you need?


I'm always mixing up the different words used for different situations. Oh, and why is the word "die" which is "the" used for women and in sentences like " the children are drinking water" ? I also could use some explanation why they work that way(since duolingo is weak in that point of view. It doesn't explain why it works like that!). Thank you so much! Danke, dass du mir geholfen hast!


and for the 'differnt situations' thing, an example can be: trinkt trinken trinkst i think it's something very basic but I keep mixing them up.... :(


die example you are giving is showing different persons

first person I -> Ich trinke second You -> du trinkst third he/she -> Er/Sie trinkt Trinken is the form drinking and also the used for we or they drink -> Wir trinken / Sie trinken

Generelly I uses base verb + e you would be used with verb + st and he/she/it with verb+t im not sure there might be some exceptions but generally it should work like that

I hope that helped you somehow


Oh yeah die articles are tricky because there is no real explanation why things are die or der if they don't have any sex. with children its only die because its plural. Das Kind -> Die Kinder. As for explaining why i personally didn't encounter a real explanation the articles just have to be studied with each word but for plural its always "die". Die Kinder, Die Frauen, Die Männer...


Danke! I would like to ask one more thing: then why is "the woman" written "die frau" ?


For the woman it has the "female" (its kinda fake female because the female doesn't apply to many other things) article.

There are Words that have the (female) die article in singular Form. Those words have in in both singular and plural. Die Frau -> Die Frauen, Die Lampe -> Die Lampen, Die Türe -> Die Türen


Danke!!!!! NOW i understand why it works that way :):):)


ok, so danke and ありがとうございました for everyone who's trying to help me!!! but it was kinda hard to ask everyone individually, so i'll just post it here. Right now i solved my problem with german, but i'll probably ask again ni the future:) the problem with japanese is that there are too many words and expressions to remember. How can i keep them in my head for a long time? so far i've tried writing them, saying them out loud but i still tend to forget.can someone suggest me a new way? though korean has a similar grammer as japan, i cannot get the hang of it...... is it just my problem???


I could help with German I guess

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