https://www.duolingo.com/schoenewaelder

Another totally genitive free zone

Not only that, but it included a load of stuff that we aren't supposed to have covered yet. Past and future tenses, passive, relative clauses.

July 10, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/confetti

Just sympathizing...I also completely failed to spot any genitive adjectives in the Adjectives: Genitive unit. Odd.

September 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/sholem

it's nice to be learning the composite past tense...it would be even nicer if there was some kind of explanation of it before it was thrown at me...

March 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/josclag

I've read that the genitive case is slowly disappearing from German, so does this mean the genitive is officially dead?

April 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

Using the genitive is not that difficult but is a good way to impress native German speakers. I think this is because so many less educated people use von + dative and use the dative after genitive pronouns all the time so to a German ear use of genitive implies good use of German.

But IMO it is much easier to use the genitive than have to remember which verbs take a dative object or accusative vs dative reflexive pronoun

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mutusen

Yeah, I thought this lesson was about past participles...

May 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bilbo

This skill at the moment has nothing to do with genitive adjectives, but it was much more interesting for it! I saw some passive voice, relative clauses, lots of past participles, and some past participles used as adjectives. Was much fun, I'm sure genitive adjectives would have been much more boring.

They should just rename it 'Lots of interesting grammar stuff you haven't heard of yet!'

June 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kcin

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July 10, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Talat

Still the same. Had a bunch of nominative and accusative though.

November 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/wthielke

yeah. I even used währenddessen just for fun, but it said it was wrong.

June 28, 2013
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