A FUN way to learn some new grammar, with explanation :)))
This page is a great way to learn some things that Duolingo doesn't offer. And you have FUN while doing it.
You are not getting much action on this post. But, I think this is one of the best beginner introductions to German that I have ever seen. I have been speaking and learning German for 32 years, this is a great beginner course and should be used with Duolingo. Both are great resources.
As a native English speaker, I think I can help some of you with your German language learning. So I'll leave you, what I think is the most important tip. Always learn the direct article with the noun. In English the direct article is the, in German we have der, die und das. The noun is a person, place, or thing and in German all nouns are capitalized. So instead of the man, the woman and the girl we have der Mann (the man), die Frau (the woman) und das Madchen (the girl) with the umlaut over the a (always learn the umlaut, also). The reason it's so important to learn the direct article with the noun is because German has the four cases. If you don't know the correct direct article, you will never be able to speak at a fluent level. In my opinion, this is what makes Duolingo so Great. You always have the opportunity to get it right (the direct article and the noun combo) and get it ingrained in your long term memory from the start. Another tip if you are just starting to learn German, is to concentrate on learning the subject/verb endings. You should concentrate on the first four skills in the Duolingo tree. Take them all the way to level five before proceeding with skill number five. That is the skill level where they teach you that der Apfel (the apple) becomes den Apfel (the apple). Hope this advice helps. Have a nice day.
Main thing with German, you have to believe in your mind that it's fun. I always thought it was great fun. Most people find it boring as heck. My daughter took two college courses in German and can't speak a lick. Can't get my son to learn it either. I discovered Duolingo and thought it was great. I think, the young gentleman that posted the link above found a real gem. Didn't seem to be getting any action on his post, so I felt the need to add my two cents. These two resources should help any person with their learning and best of all, they're free.
Hi, it looks nice, yes. But as you know German from decades, may I ask a small question? One thing has surprised me. Are the pronunciations of the two words 'Messer' and 'Butter' "correct" or acceptable in that page, in your view?
I have learned that the final R shouldn't be pronounced. I'm quite a beginner in German. Thank you
Do you think that it's really pronounced like that in 2019? Or was it rather like that several years ago? I ask you because if you listen the same words in forvo it absolutely doen't match! it's quite weird.
none of the five prononciations of "Messer" match : https://fr.forvo.com/word/messer/#dehttps://fr.forvo.com/word/messer/#de
and none of the two of "Butter" match either :https://fr.forvo.com/word/butter/#de
so, what do you think? it's not just in order to contradict you my friend, it's simply in order to understand
furthermore, i f you listen to this excellent video you ll hear that the ending Rs are not pronounced
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwBfUzPCiaw (listen to DER, after 1.minute 12 sec..).
Excuse me to contradict you. I do not like it. It s not what it's about. Not a pleasure for me to do it. I do not like it, and it doesn't mean either that the whole site you mentioned is uninteresting
The German R has sounded the same for the last 32 years. If it's the first letter keep your tongue flat and the tip on your bottom teeth and get the gargle from the back of your throat like on the web site. At the end of the word Messer. The r is pronounced just like in English.
Yes, you 're right. then they're wrong on the site. The pronunciation of "Messer" and "Butter" are not correct. that's the point. Check it out by your self
here's again the link : https://www.thegermanproject.com/german-lessons/german-pronunciation
You have to go a little down in the page
I 'm kind of a maniac with pronunciation :-)
Ok forget the expression "the Rs are silent", please Simply listen to the different sources and you'll hear the huge huge differences. check it out by yourself. it's simple.
You know what? It 's may be just an error on that specific page, on that two words. I've just listened to other words in another page of the site and they are correctly said. "die Kinder", here, sounds correct : https://www.thegermanproject.com/german-lessons/nouns
so... have a good weekend