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    Thanks. I'll try these recommendations.

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    There are lots of regional differences indeed. I'm not an expert, so I'd love confirmation on this, but from what I've read, it is especially different in Bavaria and Austria, and also in South western regions...

  • Different Y sounds

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    Emilie PoyetE

    Nice explanation Dennis, Depending on what sound comes right after the "y", it can be heard more or less clearly, because it can be "linked" to the following sound as in "y-usted". Its original pronunciation remains the same nevertheless..

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    in means both inside something or toward something, if you say in die kneipe it means "to the bar", if it's in der kneipe it means "in the bar", if you choose in die kneipe then it should be followed by for example gehen cause it's a motion. (er ist in die kneipe gegangen). remember ist here is for the past tense and not exaclty a to be verb to describe an is situation if that makes sense. I know this is one of the most difficult things in the language especially, I am level 3 and still mix things up sometimes. if someone is better than me at this feel free to correct me too I also need a lot of help for my German learning! Good luck!

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    Emilie PoyetE

    Hi Jillfrost, Thanks a lot for pointing this out. You understood the use and place of "nicht" well, your example phrases are all correct. In the last one, you couldn't follow it up with "sondern im hotel bleiben", you'd have to add the subject again, so it's more complex.
    One option could be: Wir gehen morgen ins Schimmbad nicht ; doch wir bleiben stattdessen im Hotel" Now, about the workout you're mentioning from the program, you're totally right that you can't guess where to place the "nicht" here, only in the last sentence (Wir mochten heute Abend nicht zu Niklas' Feier gehen, sondern in ein Restaurant). So for this phrase the contents team will take care of adding all possible options for "nicht", we'll let you know when this update is available.
    Thanks for your comment again! Hope you're enjoying the rest of the program!

  • SPANISH Upgrade

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    Fluenz User SupportF

    I have arranged a complimentary upgrade to the Fluenz Spanish program for your account.
    To access this, please log in at Online.fluenz.com using your email and password.
    The Upgraded Spanish version ( SPA Upgraded on the main menu) features new videos and exercises for an enhanced learning experience.
    In addition, You're all set to use the Fluenz Mobile apps. You can download Fluenz from the App Store or Google Play Store, and then log in with your Fluenz ID. Your progress will synchronize across platforms, allowing you the convenience of offline sessions through the mobile apps' download feature.

    Best wishes as you continue your language learning journey with us. Should you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Ivana
    Fluenz User Support

  • upgrade

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    Fluenz User SupportF

    Hi Shelley!

    Thank you for reaching out to us today.
    I have arranged a complimentary upgrade to the Fluenz Spanish program for your account.
    To access this, please log in at Online.fluenz.com using your email and password.
    The Upgraded Spanish version ( SPA Upgraded on the main menu) features new videos and exercises for an enhanced learning experience.
    In addition, You're all set to use the Fluenz Mobile apps. You can download Fluenz from the App Store or Google Play Store, and then log in with your Fluenz ID. Your progress will synchronize across platforms, allowing you the convenience of offline sessions through the mobile apps' download feature.
    Best wishes as you continue your language learning journey with us. Should you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.
    Ivana,
    Fluenz User Support.

  • Use of ir to express future

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    Emilie PoyetE

    Hi James,
    Your doubt is perfectly valid here since the English translation doesn't change, but the Spanish structure does. Actually what happens in the second sentence is that it is not expressing a real future in Spanish, but rather an immediate action. Sometimes you can use a present tense in Spanish to express something that you're planning to do right away. So to translate more precisely, we could say:
    Voy a llamar a Sandra = I'm going to call Sandra > near future
    Yo llamo a Sandra (enseguida) = I'm calling Sandra (right away) > immediate action
    To avoid further confusions, we'll make sure the translation in English matches -even if it's not the most natural- in the next update. Thanks for pointing out this issue and enjoy the rest of level 5!

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    Emilie PoyetE

    Hi Tismert,
    You can find a summary of all the material taught by level in the main menu of the software when clicking on the "Global Index" (at the top).
    There isn't a specific part on sentence structure though, as this is something we work on throughout the program progressively, and as it depends on each situation.. (describing, comparing, commenting etc)
    Hope it helps..or maybe you're looking for a specific structure? Let me know if I missed your point here 🙂
    Emilie

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    If I could add to this request, it would be great if the Flashcards were more consistent in the inclusion of pronouns.
    My understanding is that in Italian the use of pronouns is considered optional or not necessary except in instances of clarification where two or more parties are being referenced.

    There are a number of Italian flashcards where they just show up in a sentence, and you get the answer wrong if you aren't using the audio.

    I'm guessing the dialog was probably derived from the lessons and a big pain to have to go back and fix, but would be great if possible.

    Another enhancement idea would be to add the ability to suggest corrections on the actual Flashcards so they're easy for you to pinpoint, and you could monitor which ones receive the most feedback, etc.

    Still loving the flashcards- super beneficial - and still hoping I make it through them one day with zero errors....
    Thanks-

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    Fluenz User SupportF

    Hi, could you please email us to with your Fluenz ID (email or username) in order for us to check? We'll be happy to troubleshoot the problem and assign a ticket with the follow-up. Regards!

  • Ha dovuto / Ha aperto

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    Hi Susan- The great thing about Avere when used as the auxiliary/helping verb in past tense (Ho,Ha,Hai, Abbiamo, etc) is that you don't have to worry about modifying the verb for gender/number- it always ends in 'O'. There is an exception to this (of course!) when you use a Direct Object Pronoun in the sentence, which you'll get to later.
    Examples:
    L'ho portat o (I brought him)
    L'ho portat a (I brought her)
    Le ho portat e (I brought them - feminine)
    Li ho portati (i brought them - masc/mixed)

    Hope that helps!

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