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by SeanBurlington
Sun Oct 02, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drop down "hints" give me too much and not enough
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Great Britain

Re: Dop down "hints" give me too much and not enough

I'm not sure whether it's possible for someone to teach a language without using grammar terminology. I'm afraid there are two options; either learn the terminology you don't know step by step so that you'll be able to understand your target language or just learn whatever you can, by heart, withou...
by SeanBurlington
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Hitting a wall
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Great Britain

Re: Hitting a wall

I feel like I've hit a wall - but much earlier in my journey

His suggestions of reading in the target language for fun are all very well - but I don't understand enough to be able to.

(I'm only 3 weeks in - and have never been a linguist)

by SeanBurlington
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Greek
Topic: Odd sentences
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Great Britain

Re: Odd sentences

Ah that's encouraging - I'm unlikely to pick up bad habits in my native language from this :-)

by SeanBurlington
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Greek
Topic: Odd sentences
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Great Britain

Odd sentences

I find the possessive sentence translations to English often quite odd Things like "Τα άλογα είναι δικά τους." Translation:The horses are their own. It's just not the way I would say it in English. The closest I can think of is if I've made something - like say I've baked bread maybe I'd c...
by SeanBurlington
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drop down "hints" give me too much and not enough
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Great Britain

Re: Dop down "hints" give me too much and not enough

Often the drop down hints are completely wrong for the example. Do you read the tips before you start.? If the hints are wrong that really isn't going to help me :-( I read the tips but they don't help me so much - both tips and sentence discussions assume I understand what "nominative" m...
by SeanBurlington
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drop down "hints" give me too much and not enough
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Great Britain

Drop down "hints" give me too much and not enough

I'm new to Duolingo and have never been any good at learning languages I don't know what the dative case is or what all this declension is about but I'm enjoying myself learning Greek for no good reason The problem I'm having is that when I get too many new words or concepts at once I can't keep tra...

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