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Vocabulary list should include the gender of nouns

A noun in German always has a gender, so it is necessary to always include the gender of nouns in a vocabulary list.

Hopefully the course developers will modify this point.

December 1, 2012

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

Yes, this is a very valid point and will make those changes (capitalize German nouns in the vocabulary list and show their gender). Thanks everybody!


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

And plural forms!? :] It's helpful to learn those while you're learning noun+gender. (Why learn a noun and its gender, and then try to learn its plural form at some later point?)


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

It says e.g. "Apfel (m)", so we know it's male and "der Apfel". But you're right, it would be easier to remember when there's an article..


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

Gender, and also plural forms, are good to learn with each noun. E.g.: -r Tisch, -e (plural=die Tisch-e)


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

Knowing the gender is ESSENTIAL in German language and it will then cause all the declination of adjectives, differences in accusative / dative an so on...


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

And I'd say it's impossible to learn afterwards. If you don't learn the noun with the gender, you'll spend month just to learn all the genders.


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

I hope this gets modified soon - I feel like it's by far my weakest point!


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

yes! plurals too - I also wish there was a way to add words from translations


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

yeah i think it should to it kind of gets confusing trying to remember what noun goes with what gender

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