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Suggestions: Including genders for nouns in hints

When mousing over "sky" for example, the popup could read "(der) Himmel" or "Himmel (masc.)" rather than just "Himmel".

When translating from English to German, it can be rather annoying having to go to google translate and and type in "the [noun]" to figure out the noun's gender. Sometimes a noun is rarely used with articles so it can take a while before you realize you were assuming the wrong gender all along, at which point it's been sort of imprinted in your brain.

May 12, 2019



I would recommend not using GT, but rather a dictionary like LEO. https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/himmel

It always provides all the grammar Info (under the book symbol), compound nouns and also forum discussions, so that you can get a full picture of the word.


I love Wiktionary, which is available in many languages. Nouns are declined, verbs conjugated. Sample sentences, etymology. Definitions also, but do note that the pages are entirely in the target language, so no direct translations. I've found Wiktionary especially valuable in Russian. See https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Himmel


Agreed! Leo is fabulous.


I personally would like them to color - code the words for nouns, blue for male, pink for female, and red for neutral. I think that would help a lot of people, or at least me. Am i the only one that thinks about this idea?


I'm quite visual in my learning style too, so I get where you're coming from, but it wouldn't be very helpful to the users who are colour-blind, unfortunately.


This is exactly what I was thinking. You could repeat the gender every time you encounter a noun which would be really helpful. I would give you all my lingots for this comment. Hope somebody from duolingo sees this and will make this change.

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