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Are there any plans to incorporate the simple past, imperative, and more constructions with the verb "werden" into the Fluenz program? I am very happy with what I am learning with the Fluenz program, but I find that when I take a look at grammar books, different aspects of the language are covered.

Are there any plans to incorporate the simple past, imperative, and more constructions with the verb "werden" into the Fluenz program?
I am very happy with what I am learning with the Fluenz program, but I find that when I take a look at grammar books, different aspects of the language are covered.

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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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Gute Nacht. Wie viel kostet diesen Stadtplan oder wie viel kostet dieser Stadtplan? Welche ist richtig?

Gute Nacht. Wie viel kostet diesen Stadtplan oder wie viel kostet dieser Stadtplan? Welche ist richtig?

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Does anyone have any tips for the best way to use flashcards to retain currency? I find that i use in blocks, get close to being able to get 90 plus percent on each level, move on to another level, go back to the earlier level and fall back to about 70/100. Also, is it possible to do flashcards combining levels?

Does anyone have any tips for the best way to use flashcards to retain currency? I find that i use in blocks, get close to being able to get 90 plus percent on each level, move on to another level, go back to the earlier level and fall back to about 70/100.

Also, is it possible to do flashcards combining levels?

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Hello. So I see we have to use the preposition "auf" with "warten" (to wait for). But when we buy something for someone, we have to use the preposition für, as in "für sie." When do we use "auf" and when do we use "für?"

Hello. So I see we have to use the preposition "auf" with "warten" (to wait for).

But when we buy something for someone, we have to use the preposition für, as in "für sie."

When do we use "auf" and when do we use "für?"

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In Level 3, Lesson 8, the workout sentence is "Are they expensive" - (tickets) and the German shows as "Sind die teuer". Why is that? I thought it would be "Sind sie teuer". Is it because Tickets are plural and so you use die, I just thought it would be sie for "they". If you use "the tickets", it would be Sind die Karten teuer, so is it just the same idea, just not saying the word tickets? It just sounds awkward to say Sind die teuer.

In Level 3, Lesson 8, the workout sentence is "Are they expensive" - (tickets) and the German shows as "Sind die teuer". Why is that? I thought it would be "Sind sie teuer". Is it because Tickets are plural and so you use die, I just thought it would be sie for "they". If you use "the tickets", it would be Sind die Karten teuer, so is it just the same idea, just not saying the word tickets? It just sounds awkward to say Sind die teuer.

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Are there any plans for Fluenz to add some tests on the gender of nouns? As we memorize different nouns, it's easy to forget if something is feminine, masculine, or neuter.

Are there any plans for Fluenz to add some tests on the gender of nouns? As we memorize different nouns, it's easy to forget if something is feminine, masculine, or neuter.

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I'm about 2/3 through German 3 and am finding it difficult to keep pronouns straight (masculine/feminine/plural, nominative/accusative/dative, 1st/2nd/3rd person, etc.). Any tricks for keeping these straight aside from memorizing a chart?

I'm about 2/3 through German 3 and am finding it difficult to keep pronouns straight (masculine/feminine/plural, nominative/accusative/dative, 1st/2nd/3rd person, etc.). Any tricks for keeping these straight aside from memorizing a chart?

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Guten Tag. I have a question about the use of the dative case (German level 2 - session 09 - 06:14) Why does she say: " Ich habe mit EINER Freundin gegessen " and why can't we say: " Ich habe mit EINE Freundin gegessen. Why "Einer" instead of "eine"?

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I have a question about the use of the dative case (German level 2 - session 09 - 06:14)
Why does she say: " Ich habe mit EINER Freundin gegessen " and why can't we say: " Ich habe mit EINE Freundin gegessen. Why "Einer" instead of "eine"?

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I memorize the gender of nouns one of two ways: 1) Imagine a location that is well known to you. It could be a house, a town, etc. I use a hospital since I work there. Reserve one location for Masculine nouns, another for Feminine and one for Neuter (if needed). Build a story in each location using feminine nouns in the feminine location, male nouns in the male location etc. Later when you recall the object, you will instantly know its gender because of it's location in the story you made. Actually, as you build more and more vocabulary you may designate more than one location for each gender. The better your imagination the more your can use this idea and expand it. 2) Pick a color for masculine nouns, one for feminine and one for neuter. When you memorize the noun, memorize it in the color you chose. I find the first idea the most effective and now use it for all nouns.

I memorize the gender of nouns one of two ways:

1) Imagine a location that is well known to you. It could be a house, a town, etc. I use a hospital since I work there. Reserve one location for Masculine nouns, another for Feminine and one for Neuter (if needed). Build a story in each location using feminine nouns in the feminine location, male nouns in the male location etc. Later when you recall the object, you will instantly know its gender because of it's location in the story you made. Actually, as you build more and more vocabulary you may designate more than one location for each gender. The better your imagination the more your can use this idea and expand it.

2) Pick a color for masculine nouns, one for feminine and one for neuter. When you memorize the noun, memorize it in the color you chose. I find the first idea the most effective and now use it for all nouns.

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