https://www.duolingo.com/rfoballo

Flashcards should have the articles included with the nouns.

e.g. "Le poisson" instead of just "poisson".

This would help a lot with memorizing noun genders.

October 7, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Yes, this has been suggested many times and it is definitely something that should be added.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rooseveltnut1

Can someone help me please. I can't go from one language to another. I would like to go back to my Spanish course but it won't let me. It keeps bringing me back to the French. I can't get anyone to help me.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Click the flag at the top right of your screen and select language.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rooseveltnut1

Thank you!

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KentSeaton

I tend to use another source for flash cards just for this reason alone.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rooseveltnut1

What other source do you use for flash cards, if I may ask?

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KentSeaton

I originally wrote my own flash card program, but later found another which had tons more features than I could have the time to write. My app was a little buggy and text only based on an SQL hashcode table. So now, I use AnkiDroid Flashcards. You can put as much information you want into each card, which includes recorded voice and graphics. You can build decks of the cards and even combine the decks for quick practice. Great for on the go.

I also use the flashcard system in Pimsleur. It handles tenses as well as m/f and conjugated forms.

Another one I have looked into is Memrise... one of the competing products of DuoLingo.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lemelisk

i wouldn't really say memrise is competing with duolingo...... memrise serves a different purpose, it just teaches straight vocab - whereas duo teaches grammar and sentence phrasing also

in my opinion memrise works awesome when used alongside duolingo as a supplement (and i also use pimsleur a bit for pronunciation)

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KentSeaton

Good to know... I haven't used memrise yet. I've been debating on it.

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/symea

what is memorise?

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KentSeaton

I couldn't reply directly to you symea... but check it out: http://www.memrise.com

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/symea

Thanks for giving me the link!

October 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aaron-mendonca

Are any of these unique to French or are other languages available as well? I know people taking on German will understand where I'm coming from with genders haha..

October 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Aumars

I use Quizlet to learn certain words, and I use Duolingo for how to use those words.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boxspah

Quizlet isn't the best, though it still helps. Quizlet is rather a community of people working together to create flashcards.

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ElfordoandAnnie

Thanks very much for directing me to 'memrise' it's looks a very good 'add on' to Duolingo and the fact that the lessons can be downloaded is an added bonus. I'm planning to live in France soon so all suggestions and help welcome! I'm determined to speak french as fluently as I can.

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/symea

I agree. it is hard to know what the word is otherwise.

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/m-m-d-m

I keep wishing that they at least gave the gender of the noun with a (m) or (f) after it.

October 9, 2014
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