Request: Teach "het" and "de" with the words
I would find it really helpful, if new words were introduce together with their article. So when I get a picture prompt I also get prompted the article (like they do in the French from German course).
If there was a thread before, please point me to it and delete this one, but I haven't found one.
Thanks for the work. I already find your course awesome.
There have already been threads like this one, but don't worry about it. I'll still respond here because more people will probably see it. It's up to the Duolingo team to build a feature using images and articles. We've suggested they add this feature to the incubator, and as you can see here, you can rest assured that it's planned:
I'd like that as well, but as work-a-round I've been using the same gender of its German equivalent. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I wouldn't trust that too much, there are many exceptions where cognates have different gender in German and Dutch. I remember KaiEngle posted a nice list of those…but I cannot find it right now.
If you simply use de for all nouns you'll be correct 75% of the time anyway, I'm not sure if that improves much by using German gender.
Thats good. German and Dutch are so similar so there should be some mutual intelligibility for you. At least you don't have to worry about mixing the two up,lol.