https://www.duolingo.com/Meme_Thomas

Flashcards should include definite articles

Flashcard tests would be far more useful if they included the definitive article - and then they could also test that aspect.

Any chance I've missed this option somewhere?

March 15, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pont

Flashcards are generally acknowledged to be quite broken on Duolingo, and there's been no indication of plans to improve them. Personally I do all my flashcarding with Anki; there are downloadable shared card decks containing the Duolingo vocabulary.

March 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BOWLINGMAN

No I don't thing you have, this question has been asked quite a few times. Some people have recommended using Memrise instead. I must admit I don't undersand why definate article can;t be added, surely it would not be too much extra work.

March 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/klinehopper

Awww. More knowledgeable people who have been here said it best, Anki. I haven't been here as long as others but this seems to me like an every other day (at least) request. It would be nice.

March 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Stebushome

Ja, sicher, das stimmt!

March 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Delta1212

The flash cards aren't the best on Duolingo, and they are especially bad for German where they ignore gender and capitalization, which in many cases can make a very big difference in the meaning of a word, even moreso than in a lot of other languages. I would really just avoid using them.

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vickikn

I totally agree, the articles are difficult to learn and the practice would be good!!

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/W960216

100% agree. it is very important for nouns. Perhaps there could even be a section testing articles. for example, one method, simple drop down. another method, group the masculine items (for example) from a list. third method (educationally really useful) show three items and ask for the article. The advantage here is association.

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

I agree with you. I do not use them because they were creating more confusion than helping me. Have a great day, Carole

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jenluciani

They should also have the option to review the cards starting with your own language and then flip to the language that you're learning. I find it more challenging.

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Meme_Thomas

Great comments and really good suggestions. How can we take it further?

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

Absolutely agree. But after having struggled with French gender, I am trying to use the power of visualization more strongly in learning German gender. For food (for instance), I picture the family dinner table. Neutral items are sitting in the middle of the table. My grandson is eating the masculine items (e.g. rice and fish), and my granddaughter is eating the feminine items (e.g. potatoes and tomatoes). And I get the chocolate! ;)

March 18, 2015
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