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gsandler68

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RE: "write the phrase you read" exercise in German level 5, session 12. The English is: "We had an emergency in the family and I couldn’t go to the meeting" The German is given as: "Wir hatten einen Notfall in der Familie und ich konnte nicht zum Treffen gehen." Have we learned konnten, the imperfekt form of können? I don't believe so. You taught us waren and hatten, but I don't remember learning konnten.

RE: "write the phrase you read" exercise in German level 5, session 12.
The English is: "We had an emergency in the family and I couldn’t go to the meeting"
The German is given as: "Wir hatten einen Notfall in der Familie und ich konnte nicht zum Treffen gehen."
Have we learned konnten, the imperfekt form of können? I don't believe so. You taught us waren and hatten, but I don't remember learning konnten.

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gsandler68
It seems that entire "write the phrase you read" exercise in session 12 was copied an pasted from the review session 21. It is fine for session 21, but not for session 12.

It seems that entire "write the phrase you read" exercise in session 12 was copied an pasted from the review session 21. It is fine for session 21, but not for session 12.

Emilie Poyet
Thanks a lot for reporting gsandler, we'll make sure this phrase doesn't appear before it is introduced. Keep up the good work!

Thanks a lot for reporting gsandler, we'll make sure this phrase doesn't appear before it is introduced. Keep up the good work!

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For German level 5, lesson 2, Match the Phrases: The English is "Your (i/p) train to Nuremburg is leaving now." The German is given as "Ihr Zug nach Nürnberg fährt jetzt ab." Shouldn't it be "Euer Zug nach Nürnberg fährt jetzt ab."?

For German level 5, lesson 2, Match the Phrases:
The English is "Your (i/p) train to Nuremburg is leaving now."
The German is given as "Ihr Zug nach Nürnberg fährt jetzt ab."
Shouldn't it be "Euer Zug nach Nürnberg fährt jetzt ab."?

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Emilie Poyet
Thanks a lot for pojnting this out gsandler, you're perfectly right, it should be "euer", (or the parenthesis should be removed in English). This will be fixed in our next update, danke schön!

Thanks a lot for pojnting this out gsandler, you're perfectly right, it should be "euer", (or the parenthesis should be removed in English). This will be fixed in our next update, danke schön!

gsandler68
Bitte schön, Emilie. Gern geschehen.

Bitte schön, Emilie. Gern geschehen.

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Regarding German, level 4, session 15: In the "match the phrases" exercise toward the end, the sentence "I know the city by the sea very well" is translated "Ich kenne die Stadt am Meer sehr gut" My question is, if "die Stadt am Meer" is the direct object, shouldn't it go at the end of the sentence? Why is "sehr gut" place at the end instead of before "die Stadt am Meer"? Thanks

Regarding German, level 4, session 15:
In the "match the phrases" exercise toward the end, the sentence "I know the city by the sea very well" is translated "Ich kenne die Stadt am Meer sehr gut" My question is, if "die Stadt am Meer" is the direct object, shouldn't it go at the end of the sentence? Why is "sehr gut" place at the end instead of before "die Stadt am Meer"?

Thanks

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Emilie Poyet
That's right gsandler! Sometimes in the program several orders are possible, first because German is very flexible in a way and allows to "organize" a phrase in different ways, and secondly because it often depends on the speaker's intention and on the context, which in the exercises it is not always possible to determine. So congrats for your good deductions! A trick that can help is that generally when something applies to the whole sentence it tends to go at the end, and when you want to emphasize something, you tend to put it at the beginning. Within this "flexibility" it is important to know the basic order rules though, so keep up the good work!

That's right gsandler! Sometimes in the program several orders are possible, first because German is very flexible in a way and allows to "organize" a phrase in different ways, and secondly because it often depends on the speaker's intention and on the context, which in the exercises it is not always possible to determine.
So congrats for your good deductions! A trick that can help is that generally when something applies to the whole sentence it tends to go at the end, and when you want to emphasize something, you tend to put it at the beginning. Within this "flexibility" it is important to know the basic order rules though, so keep up the good work!

gsandler68
Thanks Emilie!

Thanks Emilie!

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It would be helpful if the name of the audio files (pronunciation and podcasts) contained the lesson number a student must have completed to be prepared for the file. For example: Fluenz_German_2_Podcast_lesson_03 instead of: Fluenz_German_2_Podcast_track_01 Otherwise, I have to listen to the first minute or so of the file to find out which lessons it covers, and Sonia doesn't always mention that. Thanks, Gene

It would be helpful if the name of the audio files (pronunciation and podcasts) contained the lesson number a student must have completed to be prepared for the file.
For example: Fluenz_German_2_Podcast_lesson_03
instead of: Fluenz_German_2_Podcast_track_01
Otherwise, I have to listen to the first minute or so of the file to find out which lessons it covers, and Sonia doesn't always mention that.

Thanks,
Gene

andy@fluenz
Thank you for the suggestion Gene, I've passed it onto our developers. Cheers, Andy

Thank you for the suggestion Gene, I've passed it onto our developers. Cheers, Andy

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I can't get the flashcards to work. I get to the point where it says "Your Fluenz Flashcards are being created," but no Flashcards. I have this problem on both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

I can't get the flashcards to work. I get to the point where it says "Your Fluenz Flashcards are being created," but no Flashcards. I have this problem on both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

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andy@fluenz
Our engineers were working on the flashcards but have since resolved the issue. In order to fix this problem on your end, simply clear your browser's cache, close the browser, relaunch, then try again and that will resolve the issue. Alternatively, you can open an incognito browser and go to flashcards.fluenz.com to resolve the issue. Since there is no caching this will also work .

Our engineers were working on the flashcards but have since resolved the issue. In order to fix this problem on your end, simply clear your browser's cache, close the browser, relaunch, then try again and that will resolve the issue. Alternatively, you can open an incognito browser and go to flashcards.fluenz.com to resolve the issue. Since there is no caching this will also work .

gsandler68
Just to close this: The problem persisted, and so I was advised to clear my browser cache. This fixed the problem. Thanks Andy!

Just to close this:
The problem persisted, and so I was advised to clear my browser cache. This fixed the problem.
Thanks Andy!

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