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I notice that in the Spanish section, Sonia and Duare are both dressed in the colors of the African Grey parrot - the best speaker in the parrot world. Coincidence?? I love the program, by the way, and the color scheme.

I notice that in the Spanish section, Sonia and Duare are both dressed in the colors of the African Grey parrot - the best speaker in the parrot world. Coincidence??
I love the program, by the way, and the color scheme.

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I have no idea how to understand the German cases. The way it is explained doesn't make much sense to me. I have taken German in High School and my teacher taught the same way Sonia does and nothing ever clicked. Just when I start understanding why a structure does this and why it is, it is suddenly skewed. My brain almost needs a rule of thumb to follow in order to understand. Does anyone have a way to remember how to tell between the cases that simply made more sense to them?

I have no idea how to understand the German cases. The way it is explained doesn't make much sense to me. I have taken German in High School and my teacher taught the same way Sonia does and nothing ever clicked. Just when I start understanding why a structure does this and why it is, it is suddenly skewed. My brain almost needs a rule of thumb to follow in order to understand. Does anyone have a way to remember how to tell between the cases that simply made more sense to them?

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Emilie Poyet
I agree with Hornsten in the sense that there is no "easy way" to explain and understand the basic uses of the German cases. You have to have quite a good knowledge of grammar, to be able to tell which function each element has in a phrase. Once you get these, it's just a matter of practice -a loooot of practice I know! That said, there are also many situations where you just have to use one case or another and not look for a reason. For example I remember that when first learning about the dative case I made a list of prepositions that always trigger the dative and just learned them by heart: Aus, Bei, Mit, Nach, Seit, Von, Zu. I've repeated the list so much that I still use it as a mnemotechnic device any time I start doubting. I made the same thing with the accusative case, or prepositions that can trigger both cases depending on context etc etc So my advice would be for you to start making your own lists and learn a few of them by heart, it really helps, then you'll see it becomes more and more natural with practice. Mastering the cases is a really long process though, and it is one of the most difficult aspects of the German language, so don't let it put you off, keep at it and don't be afraid of speaking, even if you make a few cases errors sometimes, people will understand!

I agree with Hornsten in the sense that there is no "easy way" to explain and understand the basic uses of the German cases. You have to have quite a good knowledge of grammar, to be able to tell which function each element has in a phrase. Once you get these, it's just a matter of practice -a loooot of practice I know!
That said, there are also many situations where you just have to use one case or another and not look for a reason. For example I remember that when first learning about the dative case I made a list of prepositions that always trigger the dative and just learned them by heart: Aus, Bei, Mit, Nach, Seit, Von, Zu.
I've repeated the list so much that I still use it as a mnemotechnic device any time I start doubting. I made the same thing with the accusative case, or prepositions that can trigger both cases depending on context etc etc
So my advice would be for you to start making your own lists and learn a few of them by heart, it really helps, then you'll see it becomes more and more natural with practice.
Mastering the cases is a really long process though, and it is one of the most difficult aspects of the German language, so don't let it put you off, keep at it and don't be afraid of speaking, even if you make a few cases errors sometimes, people will understand!

jamesckel
It would be easier to answer specific questions because it is a rather large topic you touch upon. Most German grammar books have explanations, and you can easily find explanations online as well. Over simplifying, one can say that the subject of a sentence will be nominative case, the direct object accusative case, and the indirect object the dative case. But which case to use after prepositions, for instance, I find easier to learn through repetition. There is no "rule" to apply that is of much help, or else it's more work to learn when to apply rules than to just memorize. Viel Glück

It would be easier to answer specific questions because it is a rather large topic you touch upon. Most German grammar books have explanations, and you can easily find explanations online as well. Over simplifying, one can say that the subject of a sentence will be nominative case, the direct object accusative case, and the indirect object the dative case. But which case to use after prepositions, for instance, I find easier to learn through repetition. There is no "rule" to apply that is of much help, or else it's more work to learn when to apply rules than to just memorize.

Viel Glück

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Hi Fluenz! Your software is top-notch amazing. I was wondering which language is going to be next? Are you guys going to be doing more complex languages like Japanese, Korean, Russian, Hindi, Arabic or any other. Thank you so much.

Hi Fluenz! Your software is top-notch amazing. I was wondering which language is going to be next? Are you guys going to be doing more complex languages like Japanese, Korean, Russian, Hindi, Arabic or any other. Thank you so much.

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fthola
Hello. This thread has been open for 4 years. Any update on what language(s) you're working on for the near future? Thanks.

Hello. This thread has been open for 4 years. Any update on what language(s) you're working on for the near future? Thanks.

andy@fluenz
Hi there, sorry, no plans at this time for any new languages. We're working hard on our new Spanish Immersion program in Mexico, which has been our major focus this last year. You can see more about it at immersion.fluenz.com

Hi there, sorry, no plans at this time for any new languages. We're working hard on our new Spanish Immersion program in Mexico, which has been our major focus this last year. You can see more about it at immersion.fluenz.com

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zac.hilliker
Numbers article: Awesome! I didn't feel that there was enough numbers or letters practice in the lessons. Blog Page: Amazing! I didn't know this existed!

Numbers article: Awesome! I didn't feel that there was enough numbers or letters practice in the lessons.
Blog Page: Amazing! I didn't know this existed!

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Hey everyone, I just thought I'd share this program with you for those that are interested in learning Spanish. It was developed with Spanish learners in mind so the vocabulary will be a bit easier than other programs and the speed will be a slower too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E .

Hey everyone, I just thought I'd share this program with you for those that are interested in learning Spanish. It was developed with Spanish learners in mind so the vocabulary will be a bit easier than other programs and the speed will be a slower too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E .

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ladykate
Gracias! Muy divertido!

Gracias! Muy divertido!

ladykate
Rossala314 - where did you find the DVD? I checked Amazon and it was not clear if it had Spanish dubbing (and, of course, they have more than one offering).

Rossala314 - where did you find the DVD? I checked Amazon and it was not clear if it had Spanish dubbing (and, of course, they have more than one offering).

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Hi everyone, due to a recent update in Chrome, some of our users are experiencing an issue with the audio not playing in the workouts. To resolve this issue, click on this link below, then under Autoplay Policy, choose "No User Gesture is Required" chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy We're working on a permanent solution in the meantime. Cheers, Andy, Fluenz Support

Hi everyone, due to a recent update in Chrome, some of our users are experiencing an issue with the audio not playing in the workouts. To resolve this issue, click on this link below, then under Autoplay Policy, choose "No User Gesture is Required"
chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy

We're working on a permanent solution in the meantime.

Cheers,

Andy, Fluenz Support

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Hello Fluenz I'm back! Just been busy avec ecole (I'm a high school teacher), but no excuse. My question: has there been some talks about Flashcards for Android? Merci beaucoup!

Hello Fluenz I'm back!
Just been busy avec ecole (I'm a high school teacher), but no excuse.
My question: has there been some talks about Flashcards for Android?
Merci beaucoup!

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josephcfl
I hope those projects involve a French 5 day Immersion classes!

I hope those projects involve a French 5 day Immersion classes!

andy@fluenz
Welcome back! Sorry, not plans for an Android App for Flashcards immediately. It's on our to do list and hopefully we'll get to it someday. We're currently working on other projects.

Welcome back! Sorry, not plans for an Android App for Flashcards immediately. It's on our to do list and hopefully we'll get to it someday. We're currently working on other projects.

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Hi. The Fluenz online keeps logging me out of the lesson while I'm in the middle of it - not even idle! Any idea why? It's frustrating to be in the middle of an answer.

Hi. The Fluenz online keeps logging me out of the lesson while I'm in the middle of it - not even idle! Any idea why? It's frustrating to be in the middle of an answer.

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andy@fluenz
Do you share your ID with someone else that could be logging into another computer?

Do you share your ID with someone else that could be logging into another computer?

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Hello I currently have the Fluenz 2.10 Mandarin Redbox, and the download for French. I would like to work with both offline. However, neither seem to work with Windows 10, you all still have not made a Microsoft Continuum App (which works on all Windows 10 devices), nor a Progressive Web App (which is platform natural). The only option I seem to have is to run it in the browser, which requires constant internet access, which effectively defeats the goal I am trying to accomplish. Is there a way to either: run the lessons offline using a Windows 10 device with the Edge Browser; or have up to date red boxes shipped to me so that I can install and run the lessons offline? If there happens to be another solution I am unaware of please help me to figure this out. I have not been able to properly use your software in a way that fits me since you all transitioned to 3.0. I have been patiently waiting for you all to make a Microsoft Continuum app, but that sadly has been a frustratingly long time.

Hello

I currently have the Fluenz 2.10 Mandarin Redbox, and the download for French. I would like to work with both offline. However, neither seem to work with Windows 10, you all still have not made a Microsoft Continuum App (which works on all Windows 10 devices), nor a Progressive Web App (which is platform natural). The only option I seem to have is to run it in the browser, which requires constant internet access, which effectively defeats the goal I am trying to accomplish.

Is there a way to either: run the lessons offline using a Windows 10 device with the Edge Browser; or have up to date red boxes shipped to me so that I can install and run the lessons offline? If there happens to be another solution I am unaware of please help me to figure this out. I have not been able to properly use your software in a way that fits me since you all transitioned to 3.0. I have been patiently waiting for you all to make a Microsoft Continuum app, but that sadly has been a frustratingly long time.

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andy@fluenz
Fluenz version f3 has been designed to be used both online and offline, exactly like an iPhone App but on your Windows 10 computer. To make it work offline you must have downloaded all your sessions prior to disconnecting from the internet via the Application that you installed on your desktop. When you close the Fluenz Application make sure not to log out of it. Close it by clicking on the X, below and to the right on the Application’s interface. As long as you have not logged out, you can close it and then go offline, or turn off your computer, and your sessions will be there.

Fluenz version f3 has been designed to be used both online and offline, exactly like an iPhone App but on your Windows 10 computer. To make it work offline you must have downloaded all your sessions prior to disconnecting from the internet via the Application that you installed on your desktop. When you close the Fluenz Application make sure not to log out of it. Close it by clicking on the X, below and to the right on the Application’s interface. As long as you have not logged out, you can close it and then go offline, or turn off your computer, and your sessions will be there.

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Is it possible, when using the online flashcards, to select sessions from multiple levels? I haven't been able to figure out how to do this, or if it is even possible. If it isn't possible, I would like to submit that as a suggestion for future development. Although I realize the levels are largely cumulative, adding on to knowledge from previous levels, some (more obscure/random) words and phrases don't get touched again by the program after it's initial introduction. Allowing users to select sessions from prior levels all at once in their flashcard review sessions seems like it would be a good way to rectify this issue. I, for one, would like to be able to select the final sessions, the review sessions, from each of the levels all at once and use those to generate my flashcards. Just a thought...Thanks for the great product!

Is it possible, when using the online flashcards, to select sessions from multiple levels? I haven't been able to figure out how to do this, or if it is even possible. If it isn't possible, I would like to submit that as a suggestion for future development. Although I realize the levels are largely cumulative, adding on to knowledge from previous levels, some (more obscure/random) words and phrases don't get touched again by the program after it's initial introduction. Allowing users to select sessions from prior levels all at once in their flashcard review sessions seems like it would be a good way to rectify this issue. I, for one, would like to be able to select the final sessions, the review sessions, from each of the levels all at once and use those to generate my flashcards.

Just a thought...Thanks for the great product!

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andy@fluenz
Regrettably, no. The flashcards have been designed to play multiple sessions from one level, but not from multiple levels. Great idea though. I've sent this to Sonia and our developers for future ideas.

Regrettably, no. The flashcards have been designed to play multiple sessions from one level, but not from multiple levels. Great idea though. I've sent this to Sonia and our developers for future ideas.

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