German Flashcards - no articles/genders!
I've been trying to refresh my vocab for German, but find the lack of articles/genders make this significantly less useful.
I.e. Wouldn't one learn more if the card said "das Fahrzeug" instead of "Fahrzeug"?
I agree. So much of German grammar is based on the gender of the nouns. It would be great to practice learning them with the gender included.
You should learn the gender and the plurial of a new German noun. But I think after a while you will get a "feel" for them.
Thank you for your comment. I'm glad to see my deck is helpful. Now that the "Words" tab is back, I will continue to upgrade the deck.
Thanks for the lingots! It's good to see that the deck is appreciated.
Gives me incentive to make it better.
this is an application or what ?? : I download it but i don't know how to use it :)
Once you installed and opened the application on your PC, you go to this site to get shared decks (https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/). You choose your category and finally you pick the deck you are interested in and click the download button. The deck should automatically open in Anki. My decks can be found here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/birdie222.
I use AnkiDroid on Android. There's also a cross platform version for Windows, Mac and Linux here http://ankisrs.net/ but I've never used it. For the Android app I just download the deck, then just select it in a file manager (ES File Explorer) and it opens in AnkiDroid automatically. I don't know how to use the PC version, sorry.
I've lost count of the number of times i've ruined a perfect lesson because of Das not Die etc
Not only that, the translations are also sometimes wrong because they don't take capitalization into consideration. For example, for the word "Presse" written with a capital P, I correctly translated the meaning of the word "die Presse", but Duolingo showed the translation of the verb "pressen" conjugated in the "ich" form instead.
There is a course in Memrise specifically for Duolingo German. Search in memrise with the term Duolingo
im doing this list. you have to get articles and plurals right. so its helpful in that way.
It is true, there is no point to learn nouns without gender. I didn't even try to use flashcards after I realized there is no articles.
This is a Memrise deck that follows the Duolingo German course, so you can study the deck before or after each lesson on Duolingo. Just found it, but it looks good.
Yes, i completely agree with this.. you have my full support. Even thought i am still in the beginning stages, i do practice with them alot and do believe it would be helpful.
Articles are my weakness! It would definitely be so helpful if the cards had them!
Yes I think that, too. I find the flashcards very easy and it is likely because of this. Hopefully this will be added - upvote.
Yes I tend to agree too. Then we can distinguish what is masc., fem., neu., or plural. Makes it a bit hard.
Yes, indeed! I agree, I though exactly the same thing as I saw them. Adding the article gender would make them way more useful!!
Yes, I agree ! It's already difficult enough to learn a foreign language without more complications !
Definitely agree! Also plural forms would be even better. i.e. "das Fahrzeug (-e)"
YES! Instead of a different card for the plural! (I kind of dislike that about the Words function...)
I prefer a different card for plurals. It forces you to recall the specific plural form and you can do it separately, rather than having to worry about remembering the word, the gender and the plural form all in one go.
For me having a separate card for plurals just feels too oversimplified, mainly because I was always taught the gender and plural with the noun. The whole "different card for each verb conjugation" also annoys me, but that's only because it flies in the face of how I've always been taught to remember them (through the infinitive, with each type of conjugation being more a grammar form than anything else).
I've also noticed that having a separate card occasionally leads to the thing thinking it's a conjugation of a verb. Now that's a pain!
Yeah, different forms of conjugation on different cards is just ungläubig.
Yep, necessary and reasonable. Posts requesting this keep coming up but so far there's been no official response given (of which I'm aware). You'd think it would bug them that most of the time people are directed to use memrise instead, but I guess as long as immersion bottom lines are met, all is well.
Oops, there I go again, giving a darn.
Agree! For us English speakers, gender in nouns is very different so it's something we have to intentionally learn. And being new to the German tree, I have not found logic to them or a pattern yet. Including the gender with the noun would be wonderful!!!
I completely agree with this. Heck, I would be happy if it just said the noun and in parentheses the gender. (For example: "Hund (masculine)" or "Katze (feminine)" or something like that.)
Please add the articles! The majority of things I get wrong in the lessons are articles and that is not going to change if your pre-lesson pages and flashcards do not include them.
1 year later and still nothing on this topic. Android apps just won't do the trick, simply because here you already have personalized words.
I'd say not only that but , when appropriate, the case or the grammatical person to which it applies (in the case of possessives) should be included as well.
My first thought exactly. Please fix guys! It's pointless only knowing the word!
Comments unanimously agree, everyone wants the articles and genders in the German flashcards. I'm new to duolingo, do their staff usually react to these posts?
I noticed also they don't give the pronouns for conjugated verbs. So when it asks for Essen, it is impossible to know if it's the noun, the infinitive verb, or one of the conjugation...
Gender should be included on all noun flash cards, no matter what the language.