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

Infinitives

I'm sorry if this is a repost, but I personally find it really odd & annoying that you don't learn the infinitive of the verb when you learn the conjugations.

I can say "I want" and "I drink", but because the infinitive is not introduced, I can't say "I want to drink" (well I can, but I know the infinitives...).

I've had to supplement most of the verbs and look up the infinitives on my own - irregular verbs are the most troublesome, because they can't be guessed.

Just my two cents. I was really surprised a few weeks when I realized, in the middle of a conversation, that I couldn't remember how to say "to go"!

December 24, 2012

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bren
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Check out your vocabulary page. When I go to mine for German, I see that I know the different forms of lernen, and then I can go to this page: http://duolingo.com/#/word/de/lernen/Verb where it gives me all sorts of details about conjugating the verb, the different tenses, etc.

Hope this helps!


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

That's pretty helpful, thanks!


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

Yeah, I just posted kind of the same. Infinitives and how to conjugate should be properly introduced.


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

I'd like to see the infinitive at the top of the pop-up dictionary. http://i.imgur.com/2eQ2v.png

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