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Make New Sentences From My Wordlist

I would like to make or translate more sentences with the words I already know. So far, I am on level 7 and I passed the checkpoint after the unit 'time'. Are there lists of sentences that I can translate using the words I already know? Or, is there a website that will make sentences with only the words I give it? Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank-you :-)

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Why not take your word list and just start to practice creating sentences? And don't limit yourself to words that are on your list--feel free to grab a dictionary and start experimenting!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PRLChessie

I got my wordlist and I might try that. But I do not want to put to much effort into finding a lot of new words and then looking up all forms of that word, and then trying the sentences on Google Translate to see how they work.... I am a bit obsessive ... haha. It just seems like so much work sometimes. I do want to learn more words anyway, not just Duolingo words. And seriously, those are good ideas, thanks :-)

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I think you're making things more complicated than they need to be. Just work with what you know. Don't worry about all the forms your words can take, just focus on the ones that are familiar to you. Then as you get more comfortable, you can start to stretch yourself and use the words in less familiar ways or arrangements. You can also post your words in the forum and ask for feedback. In fact, if you do so, I'll offer lingot rewards to people who are giving you good feedback.

Learning languages is work, but it's work that you're motivated to do!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

After looking at the tree, here are some possible prompts:

  1. Describe your family (or a fictional family). Include a detail about each family member, such as what they are wearing or doing at that moment.

  2. Describe a meal with a large group. Who is eating what? Be sure to use as many possessives as possible--don't worry about the confusing "his soup and his sandwich." (Are the "his" referring to separate people or the same person?)

  3. Someone is packing for a trip or unpacking their closet after a move. Describe their clothing using colors and prepositions.

  4. You are at a very odd zoo. There are bears drinking beer and penguins drinking wine, yes, but what else is going on?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PRLChessie

Thanks superdaisy, I like that practice arrangement. :-) Thank you for being so helpful. And did you mean I should post words in this thread or in the forum? I assume you meant in the forum, but I am just checking. Thanks again!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I think you'd get more traffic if you post in the forum, especially if you invite others to join in.

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abendbrot
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Practising the words one already had learned. - Yeap I also did it and afterwards I posted them to a friend, (you can post them also in the discussion). The other users will tell you if your sentences are right or where some mistakes could hide themself. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/moogy
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Try using an on-line dictionary .Most will have usage examples of the words you require to consolidate.For Spanish for example I typed in " to eat" into the following link

http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=to%20eat

This gave plenty of example sentences and links to other words and contexts. Other dictionaries will have further examples.Check out the Duolingo wiki for details.

http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Spanish

Hope this helps good luck

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PRLChessie

This might not be what I am looking for just now, but thanks for the idea anyway :-). It may prove helpful someday :-).

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https://www.duolingo.com/moogy
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Theres a host of duolingo based entries on Quizlet which you may find useful. You can select which terms to practice or make your own lists.Also there are a couple of games to assist your learning.

http://quizlet.com/subject/duolingo-spanish/

Good luck !!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PRLChessie

I think I have used Quizlet before, it was pretty decent, but I have probably forgot my password by now! haha. I did not know there were duolingo sets there. Thanks again!

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https://www.duolingo.com/RRR-ENGLISH

Try the immersion with the easiest articles

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PRLChessie

Thanks for the idea, I will take a look. :-)

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oddfather50
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007Junge passed along a link to the http://www.antosch-and-lin.com/ as a German flashcard reference. I just started using it last week. A basic account is free, there are 10+ languages available and you have the option of studying words or sentences either randomly of for specific subject areas. One thing I really like is it brings up related words that you can look at or skip.

If you wanted to build a list of just Duolingo words just select "Manage List", "Add Sentence List" or "Add Word List" and then search the words/sentences section for the words you know. Once displayed, they can be added to your list. I should note that if you search for words, it will display the various meanings of the words and give you the option of seeing the sentences associated with each meaning. If you search for sentences only, it's nice too, but you have to figure our how the word is used in that specific context.

I should point out that the basic account allows you to see all the words/sentences, but if you upgrade to premium membership, you can hear them spoken as well. That option also allows you to submit essays for review/correction and gives you access to all the languages. I haven't decided if I'm going to this yet. I am still figuring out the best way to make the site work.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PRLChessie

It looks interesting! Thanks for the reference! :-)

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