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I’m on lesson 1-6 and feel I’m making pretty good progress but I’m wondering how many other people have to really stop and ‘think’ about a sentence when you’re trying to translate? It’s really the definite articles that derail me – especially when they can mean more than one thing such as das. If I’m asked to translate “Where is the hotel? It is there.” I have to close my eyes and really think about it so I can pick the right article. Even though it’s ‘das’, my brain has a hard time accepting the fact that I used the same word for ‘the’ and ‘it’. I know I’m still early in the lessons but I’m a bit worried that if I am constantly having to stop and really think about the right articles I’m going to be useless when it comes to the more advanced lessons or when it comes time to actually hold a conversation. Would love to hear about your experiences early on in the lessons with this?

I’m on lesson 1-6 and feel I’m making pretty good progress but I’m wondering how many other people have to really stop and ‘think’ about a sentence when you’re trying to translate?

It’s really the definite articles that derail me – especially when they can mean more than one thing such as das. If I’m asked to translate “Where is the hotel? It is there.” I have to close my eyes and really think about it so I can pick the right article. Even though it’s ‘das’, my brain has a hard time accepting the fact that I used the same word for ‘the’ and ‘it’.

I know I’m still early in the lessons but I’m a bit worried that if I am constantly having to stop and really think about the right articles I’m going to be useless when it comes to the more advanced lessons or when it comes time to actually hold a conversation.

Would love to hear about your experiences early on in the lessons with this?

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Anybody feel German is a one language word with mor or less numbers of syllables tagged to front or end of an arbitrary syllable?

Anybody feel German is a one language word with mor or less numbers of syllables tagged to front or end of an arbitrary syllable?

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Experiences with German

We leave in 4 weeks for a vacation in Austria and Germany, but I haven't studied my German in years! So I'm going through the Fluenz series again. It's a great review and helping me remember so much (even the many different word endings!) I finished Fluenz 1 in about a week, so I'm hoping to get through at least Fluenz 3 (maybe 4!) before we leave.

We leave in 4 weeks for a vacation in Austria and Germany, but I haven't studied my German in years! So I'm going through the Fluenz series again. It's a great review and helping me remember so much (even the many different word endings!) I finished Fluenz 1 in about a week, so I'm hoping to get through at least Fluenz 3 (maybe 4!) before we leave.

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I don't know if any of you noticed, but if you have an Amazon Alexa (Echo), you can change it to speak German. It is helping me! Also, in English mode, you can ask it how to say words in German. Just another tool to help you along. :)

I don't know if any of you noticed, but if you have an Amazon Alexa (Echo), you can change it to speak German. It is helping me!

Also, in English mode, you can ask it how to say words in German. Just another tool to help you along. :)

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Travel + Culture

I am preparing for a trip to Salzburg in a few weeks, and I am really enjoying learning German with Fluenz. I am surprised that I am not learning more food terms. For as many times I have practiced asking for a menu, I haven't learned what any of the dishes will mean. I am almost done with German 2. Will food vocabulary be offered in later sessions?

I am preparing for a trip to Salzburg in a few weeks, and I am really enjoying learning German with Fluenz. I am surprised that I am not learning more food terms. For as many times I have practiced asking for a menu, I haven't learned what any of the dishes will mean. I am almost done with German 2. Will food vocabulary be offered in later sessions?

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I have heard that when someone enters a restaurant in Germany, the main prerogative is to just go find a table yourself. Nonetheless, the program teaches that you meet a waiter and they assign you to a table. I am wondering which is correct just so i know for myself and dont come off dumb.

I have heard that when someone enters a restaurant in Germany, the main prerogative is to just go find a table yourself. Nonetheless, the program teaches that you meet a waiter and they assign you to a table. I am wondering which is correct just so i know for myself and dont come off dumb.

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Session by Session

Has anyone else noticed that the date math in the dialogue is wrong? Today is April 30th according to the dialogue, but then May 8th is a Friday. However, since April only has 30 days, May 8th should be a Thursday. It seems like the person that wrote the dialogue thought that April has 31 days.

Has anyone else noticed that the date math in the dialogue is wrong? Today is April 30th according to the dialogue, but then May 8th is a Friday. However, since April only has 30 days, May 8th should be a Thursday. It seems like the person that wrote the dialogue thought that April has 31 days.

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For the flash card: "Hi Julia. How are you(i)?" the only accepted answer is "Hallo Julia. Wie geht's?" I believe that "Hallo Julia. Wie geht's dir?" should also be acceptable.

For the flash card: "Hi Julia. How are you(i)?" the only accepted answer is "Hallo Julia. Wie geht's?" I believe that "Hallo Julia. Wie geht's dir?" should also be acceptable.

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