https://www.duolingo.com/Jibanana

Can we please put articles on the Flashcards

It would be easier if i could memorise the articles with the words because i always forget whether it should be der, die or das especially when I'm learning a new word.

July 3, 2015

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

I totally agree. I don't know why they haven't implemented this yet, it's been asked thousands of times.

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/killary45

I agree. And for me the simple use of colour would be a great help, so masculine nouns are written in blue ink; Red for feminine nouns, and green for neuter nouns. I find this so helpful that when I am making a note of German vocabulary I have a range of coloured pens available. I find that remembering the colour of a word helps me remember its gender.

This is the method used in the Anki "Duolingo German to English" Flashcards prepared by "Birdie222". Anyone who wants to use Flashcards should give give Anki a try.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aspielman2

I really wish the Duolingo team would reply to explain why they haven't done this when the demand is so strong. It seems to cut across one of the most basic principles for learning a gendered language: always learn the right form of the article with the noun

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruces123

Agreed. It's no wonder that the feature is requested so much. It's such a fundamental part of the language that it's really quite ridiculous that there's no support for it. Even in the normal tree, outside of the flashcards, you never have to recall the gender.

Why the duolingo team haven't even responded to this or any one of the other tens of requests for this feature is just simply beyond me, though at this stage I've given up hope of ever seeing a response.

I'm on the last set of lessons in the German tree now anyway, and have to say that I don't feel like I'm getting much from it anymore as the sentences never get more complex, and with no way to test the gender the vocabulary that's introduced isn't really of much value. So I've been spending more time on memrise and been reading and listening to material instead.

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pal_agnes

Yes, this is a good idea. And there should be more translation into German in the lessons, even at the very beginning stages. Thank you!

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ullebad

I wholeheartedly support this. In spanish it's really easy to remember whether to use "la" or "el" because it's usually indicated by the ending of the word, but "die" "das" and "der" in german is really difficult because every words gender must be memorized. I guess we will get the hang of it with lots of practice!

July 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/antspants01

"Übung macht den Meister" as they say. It is difficult, but German does give hints for each gender. Feminine is the easiest to remember: -heit -keit -schaft -ung -in and neuter is the Latin sound words like -tum and -um. With masculine nouns there are groups such as time words, seasonal words, and compass directions: der Montag, der Januar, der Sommer, and der Norden.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic

-in isn't always feminine. For example, der Aspirin.

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/antspants01

Correct, they're hints and guidelines but not hard-and-fast rules as it goes with pretty much every language. That would be too easy :D

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ullebad

Thank you antspants01, that's quite helpful!

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/raulmsantos

Totally support the idea.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/peraperanaperoni

You can use Anki untill they add articles to flashcards. Thats what Im doing.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/astrylian

That's another drawback: a lot of people have to resort to other sites and applications like Memrise, Quizlet or Anki in order to access good Duolingo flashcards, when everything could be streamlined on this site alone.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/peraperanaperoni

Thats true.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sshandrea

excellent idea!

July 3, 2015

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

And case and person!

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Maldito23

You've got my vote of support. I have a rough time remembering articles. Then again, there is not anything in German I can really say I am having an easy time with right now. :P

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielFloresU

Damm! That was awesome! This thing should be in a Duo's lesson! Here have a couple of lingots!

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/peraperanaperoni

Thanks!

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DirtyHarri3

wow, I seem to be bookmarking so many great things that should be here to begin with....! Thank you for this link.

July 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/leddins

Yes, it seems obvious! Is there a reason why not? It would also be great for the gender of nouns to be included in the hints within lessons.

July 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rdcreek

Totally agree...

July 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BoazKG

A great suggestion. Thumbs up

July 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris45668

Totally agree! Would help so much.

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dwduo

Voted up for the umpteenth time this has been requested. Not sure why they won't do it.

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Soya_learn

Please add articles!

July 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginikramer

That would be helpful. Also, some sort of context.

July 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/doord

For me the lack of articles was the reason I stopped using the site. I NEED the article practice. My inaccuracy with articles keeps me at the "caveman" level. I can easily understand native speakers talking about pretty much anything: science, politics, religion, weather, school whatever, but as soon as I open my mouth. I came Duolingo to go back to basics with the articles and soon left. Today I've popped back 5 years later and it's still not there. Tchüss Duo.

March 27, 2018
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