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

Duolingo should have a flashcard system, purely to remember genders

I find genders in German very tricky to remember, and I think it would be useful to implement something like this. It would give you nouns to translate with different cases, using different determiners. You'd have to correctly translate them, using the correct gender and case. I for one, would find this exceedingly useful

October 9, 2014

18 Comments


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

I came here SPECIFICALLY to say this. Genders account for at least 50% of my mistakes and I wish I could practice them within the flashcard system.

October 9, 2014

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

It really makes the point well, and makes you wonder how DL can ignore such a request. This is a weak spot for many, and yet they continue to omit practice of gender from the cards (and remain silent about it). It makes no sense.

October 10, 2014

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

I think it just comes down to time and priorities. Creating, maintaining, and improving a website like this takes a lot of time and resources. It's safe to assume that the Duo staff would do this if they had infinite time and resources, but have been focusing on other areas of the site that currently have higher priority.

October 12, 2014

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

Guys, you should really try using Memrise - it has made a huge difference in my ability to recall the gender of the german nouns: http://www.memrise.com/course/335725/comprehensive-german-duolingo-vocabulary/

It has flashcards and the pronounciation, which i find also helps with memorization, and the spaced repetition has an important role in transfering information to long term memory.

October 9, 2014

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

Thanks for the site, however, when I went to it and looked around I couldn't find the flash cards. Can you give some additional info on what to look for to access the flash cards? Vielen Dank

October 10, 2014

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

The whole website uses flashcards. I'm in the middle of this course and have found it exceedingly helpful, both for Duolingo and other aspects of my German study: (http://www.memrise.com/course/58866/5000-words-sorted-by-frequency-strict-typing/)

October 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angbcn01

super useful website! thanks a lot!

October 11, 2014

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

Duolingo DOES have a flashcard system called Tinycards

And they have a german flashcard "course" that has helped me IMMENSLY to remember the genders of nouns as every noun is presented as "Der Apfel" or "Die Katze"and not just "Apfel" or "Cat".

May 30, 2019

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

I agree wholeheartedly, and this is and idea that has been tossed around before. As an English thinker, noun/pronoun/question declension isn't natural yet. Learning by usage is enough for the verbs and their conjugations, but I could use some kind of memory drill for the nouns.

October 9, 2014

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

This would be very helpful. For Spanish as well as for German. I just tried the "flashcards" link that appears on the "Words" page, but I notice it did not include the article. I bought a physical box of cards for this purpose. This would be a great addition to the mobile app. Until DL incorporates this idea, you can accomplish the same at quizlet.com

October 9, 2014

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

@Tyralot - Agreed, i have posted about this topic before and do agree with you highly... until then maybe invest in some physical cards, that's what i did as well. I assume with the ongoing demand they will be added, just give it time.

October 9, 2014

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

http://postimg.org/image/xlq15gs6z/ There is an article on the right of the screen if you click the word you're having trouble with :)

October 11, 2014

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

Thank you for pointing this out - I had not noticed it before. Still, it would be nice to have the article on the flashcard. The link to the flashcard goes away when I click on a word in the wordlist.

October 13, 2014

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

Quizlet.com - nice alternative to buying the physical cards.

October 10, 2014

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

Quizlet.com isn't the best. Sometimes the flashcards are inaccurate because it is being modified freely by members.

October 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shadowninja17

I agree, there really is no easy way to remember Genders...

October 9, 2014

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

I agree. I wish in general that the course were more customizable, so that I could focus on weak areas. What I would love would be duolingo-style grammar drills that focused solely on gender, prepositions and declensions (so no pure vocabulary or German-to-English exercises), using all the vocabulary that I have and mixing things up, as opposed to focusing on one skill or one declension at a time. I know grammar exercises aren't for everybody, but I feel like just a few hours of that sort of practice would substantially improve all aspects of my German, in a way that the last bits of the tree are not managing to do. Until duo makes its courses more flexible, can anybody recommend an alternative?

October 10, 2014

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

Why doesn't Duolingo just add the genders into their 'hover dictionary'? That would make gender memorization MUCH easier.

More discussion here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4431993

October 10, 2014
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