https://www.duolingo.com/Mathias1005

Is it normal to feel this way?

Ahoj,

I really enjoy learning Czech, but I feel like i will never learn it, because there is so many things i have to learn, the same words changes endings all the time bc of the "gender" of things and I am just confused.

And I doubt i will ever learn how to translate a english sentence into Czech without multiple choices ;(.

I will keep on fighting, and I hope that could have a conversation in Czech ;).

Ciao, dobry vecer.

2 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/2Milena
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Don't give up.

Czech is such a beautiful language and you just need a lot of patience and practicing.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathias1005

Thank you for believing in me!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007
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It is very complex, but if you find a good way of learning it, it'll be easy. In my opinion, the easiest way of learning it is through exposure.

Many people will say "watch videos and listen to podcasts" or "watch tv series", but that isn't the same as trying to speak and understand the language on a real situation.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shane820178

That was my experience when I was learning Spanish, but Spanish in the classroom always made sense to me, at least visually.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007
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:)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathias1005

I think I have an advantage because my grandma can speak Czech fluently because she is a native Czech speaker. So i can always speak to her if i want to. (She speaks my language too).

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007
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:)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shane820178

Same problem. I'm learning a lot of words and phrases. No clue how the words change or why or where to start learning that.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wahsl
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In case you aren't sure you can always use http://prirucka.ujc.cas.cz/, just type the word in and you'll get the definition (in czech) similiar words to it and the word in all its forms.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/svrsheque

the tips & notes don't give you a start? you know, the thing you get by clicking on the light bulb when about to start a lesson.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shane820178

Oh. There is a light bulb? Guess I can start there.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/svrsheque

yeah, the tips and notes are now featured so prominently that many users never see them. not your fault.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carter481148

Where is it? I just looked and I don't see it.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007
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You have to click on a lesson, and you'll probably see a little lightbulb on the upper right corner...

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaffyDuck978329

Buy a dictionary in your native language. Than words from a second or even third language make more sense. And only exposure to a language will give you a proper feel of the language. Duolingo is there for a general background.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BoneheadBass
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There are definitely easier languages to learn, but if you really do want to learn Czech... just... keep... going. It's somewhat easier if you've studied another Slavic language, but even if you haven't, Czech can be (more or less...) mastered with (lots of) time, practice, and patience.

I've been studying here on Duo for a little over a year, and I still get confused and make mistakes. Speaking, for me, is the worst. So I think you're really lucky to have a grandmother who is a native speaker. Get her on-board as much as you can... and good luck!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007
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You sure got far my friend, really far.

1 month ago
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