https://www.duolingo.com/profile/floriankberger

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"?

September 10, 2014

61 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jshubb
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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.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomk123

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.

September 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seolferwulf

I recommend Anki with this deck 'Duolingo German to English (birdie222)' https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/202473312 It's not the largest deck but it's very good.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

This deck has a few more cards, but it's text based which means it's much smaller in size. It also has a much broader range of sources for input, which you can take as a good or bad thing.

https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1475952340

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seolferwulf

Thank you, I'll give it a look.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birdie222

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.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seolferwulf

Thank you for the deck, it's much appreciated.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spudboy

You clearly need some lingots. :-) Thanks for making the deck!

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birdie222

Thanks for the lingots! It's good to see that the deck is appreciated.
Gives me incentive to make it better.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simo.Ka

this is an application or what ?? : I download it but i don't know how to use it :)

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birdie222

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.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simo.Ka

thanks very much :)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seolferwulf

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.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simo.Ka

i download the app , and now it's good (Y) Thanks alot :)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delo1987

I've lost count of the number of times i've ruined a perfect lesson because of Das not Die etc

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamirShaker

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.

September 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tafwallace

Try Memrise. They have a good set of Flashcards that contain articles.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhananjay78708

Any link of memrise can you share with us ?

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhananjay78708

Thank you.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ManasGhosh

There is a course in Memrise specifically for Duolingo German. Search in memrise with the term Duolingo

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simo.Ka

i liked this website :) , thanks ^^

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GodSaveUkraine

These are flashcards without any sounds, right?

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wellerste

im doing this list. you have to get articles and plurals right. so its helpful in that way.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhananjay78708

Thank you.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wellerste

these are helpful too

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GodSaveUkraine

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.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan_Dotson

http://www.memrise.com/course/335725/comprehensive-german-duolingo-vocabulary/

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.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HOUSTONWIL

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.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scootermoose

Articles are my weakness! It would definitely be so helpful if the cards had them!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrioLinguist

Yes I think that, too. I find the flashcards very easy and it is likely because of this. Hopefully this will be added - upvote.

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CvetkoFilip

I agree

September 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NadiaHemps

I agree. There is so much to memorize!

September 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucasZumba

Yes I tend to agree too. Then we can distinguish what is masc., fem., neu., or plural. Makes it a bit hard.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emils72

Yes, indeed! I agree, I though exactly the same thing as I saw them. Adding the article gender would make them way more useful!!

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ookamishi

Yes, I agree ! It's already difficult enough to learn a foreign language without more complications !

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zak_a

Definitely agree! Also plural forms would be even better. i.e. "das Fahrzeug (-e)"

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geordieness

YES! Instead of a different card for the plural! (I kind of dislike that about the Words function...)

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

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.

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geordieness

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!

September 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

Yeah, different forms of conjugation on different cards is just ungläubig.

September 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maurenaa

I vote for the same - the flashcards need articles!

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dwduo

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.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pamp212

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!!!

September 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aqqi

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.)

September 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simo.Ka

i agree with you (Y)

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephHild

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.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suewoods

I agree, they would be much more useful with the gender.

September 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Makragic

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.

March 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

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.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sujiro

My first thought exactly. Please fix guys! It's pointless only knowing the word!

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/algneto

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?

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hannah0brien

Yes please :)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junelac

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...

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fraubray

Bestimmt!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

Gender should be included on all noun flash cards, no matter what the language.

December 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaigeSchle1

exactly how i feel

August 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBao0312

gi ma nhieu ngay streak qua chia cho minh voi

April 28, 2019
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