https://www.duolingo.com/Grace.sprouse

any tips on learning German

I have friends in Germany and I feel like they are putting in all the effort learning English so I know the basics already but I am wanting some tips dose anyone have any?

June 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

There is one secret: You should learn the nouns together with their respective article in the nominative case (the basic form, the one that is stated in the dictionary).

For example: "der Baum" (not just "Baum"), "die Blume", "das Buch".

In this way, you will have a good understanding of the genders of the nouns right from the beginning, without additional effort, and this will help you in your further learning.

(I do the same in French, Italian, Spanish.)

Some people use color-coding as an additional tool for learning the genders. I think this is a very good idea. For example: Blue for masculine, red for feminine, green for neuter.

Happy learning! :-)

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/itsabuscus1

I have been learning German for a while but just now got serious about it. I can say doing this will SERIOUSLY help in learning articles with vocabulary!

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hollyleaf___

there's no secret key, just keep working at it!

June 11, 2018

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

Hello Grace! Well, here is a LOT of tips that might be useful to you! :D Good luck!

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JarrodFischer

Reading along with lot's of audio books. Getting a good grammar book and reading it over and over again and again (Hammer's 5th edition) 1 hour of film everyday (news, movies, shows, cartoons it does not matter). That's all. One year of doing that, your German will be top notch.

June 12, 2018

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    Channel the energy and try to learn german as often as possible. Maybe try german music? Movies and series can also help.

    June 29, 2018
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