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

Identifying Similar Words Game

Ihr and Er in German are extremely hard to tell apart. There are no doubt words you've encountered, where telling one from the other can be a hassle.

We need a mini-game which occasionally appears, where you listen to two or more sentences, each containing one of the similar words. You then need to identify which of those sentences has which word.

September 22, 2013

6 Comments


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

They're just about as hard to tell apart as ear and air. It's just the robot voice that's a problem for some.

Listen to some native speakers pronounce "ihr" and "er": http://www.forvo.com/search/er%20ihr/

September 24, 2013

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

The robot voice pronounces ihr "air" and er "ear", I swear...

September 24, 2013

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

Well, exactly that's the problem lol. But I mean my ears are fairly well tuned to German now so I can make out the difference even in a garbage robot voice.

September 24, 2013

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

I haven't ever had difficulty telling apart ihr and er, but I still think this is a good idea. So thumbs up from me! :)

September 24, 2013

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

Try to listen to slow, word by word pronunciation of Ihr and Er. The robot does it wrong for slow speech. It performs much better in normal pace reading.

March 4, 2014

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

Additionally we need word endings drills drills drills, achhh hilf mir bitte!

September 24, 2013
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