"Das Mädchen lernt nicht."

December 24, 2012


Is there a way to type a-umlauts using the keyboard?

January 10, 2013

If you have a Macbook hold 'alt' then press 'u' to bring up an umlaut, followed by the letter you wish to apply an umlaut to. For Windows you'll have to hold Alt then press a series of numbers depending which one you want. Google will have a list of numbers some where. Hope this helps.

January 20, 2013

You can just type 'ae' for a-umlaut, 'ue' for u-umlaut and 'oe' for o-umlaut. It is an accepted alternative to typing proper umlauts.

February 8, 2013

Just pointing out that by "accepted alternative" this means not only on Duolingo, but all across the German-speaking world. In fact the " actually used to be written as a small e over the letters.

February 19, 2013

You can configure your computer to switch keyboard layouts. On Windows, go to Control Panel -> Regions and Language -> Keyboard and Language

February 14, 2013

the way i do it is " and then a to get ä

February 18, 2013

Why isn't "The girl does not learn" incorrect?

January 14, 2013

did not* my mistake. Why isn't "The girl did not learn" incorrect

January 14, 2013

"did not learn" is past tense, but "lernt nicht" is present tense. So, "The girl is not learning" is correct (I think "does not" would work as well).

January 15, 2013

On Windows hold Alt + 0228 for ä

April 8, 2013
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