“ Improve your German language skills by using online flashcards. „
I have been using flashcards for quite sometime now and these are undoubtedly a great asset to anyone trying to learn a new language. While I admit I can't regularly peruse the daily email-digest I get, I try to do a batch-full-of-'em every now & then and this also helps. The email is formatted nicely enough to be rendered on a smartphone such that one can revise/learn while on a move.
The best part is this is free service offering a lot of flexibility. There are paid options too, which I am sure offer much more and would likely be worth the price, but I think the free service suffices for me as of now. And I don't recall seeing any stupid advertisements or getting any additional spam (well, once or twice there was a genuine-looking-announcement seeking partners for playing badminton, a sport I absolutely love myself ;-) so I was rather sorry I couldn't reply to them as unfortunately, I live a few thousand Kms away from their location :-D).
Basically, I am quite happy with the flashcards, would recommend them to anyone, and in the future, may subscribe to one of the paid services as well.
Not totally crazy about the flashcards, but the daily emails are terrific.
I love getting daily sentences in my email. I can also quickly see the translated ions of any words and add them to my queue. When I go tot he web site, I then have a personalized set of flash cards to practice in various ways. The example sentences also really help the understanding since you can see the word in context
I have been a subscriber to German Flashcards now for over 3 years. I still look forward to my daily email with words and phrases. It is very a convenient and easy way to expand my vocabulary. I have been learning German now for about 5 years and German Flashcards have been a major help in keeping my head into learning. I recommend this site to everyone else that I know who is learning German and they all love it emphatically. There are also so many useful learning aides, writings and readings on the German Flashcards website when one has the time to delve into it. Over the past three years I have witness the site vastly improve, I am extremely impressed with how it has grown. I hope that it will be around for all time and hundreds of millions of people will find it as valuable as I. The site is also very easy to navigate.
The German flash cards provide great assistance for any person who is willing to learn German, i had 2 German courses when i was at the university, even though i do not need the language now but i still use the flash cards as a reminder. Also, the sound features are great it will help in learning how to properly spell the words, i used to sign in to the website it self where i can track my progress, memorize words and sentences and practice grammar. in case ill go back to studying German again i will surely log in back again to the website.
My mother tongue is Bulgarian but I know English. I enjoy receiving the automatic mails and reading the daily sentences like a good routine. I have asked three Germans whom I know to make time together in German but still waiting for somebody's agreement. While waiting to practise for real, I am very thankful to have the chance to study by myself.
3 years ago, I spent 4 months learning German. I now live in a city where German speakers are impossible to find. This newsletter is just the right amount of daily exercise to keep the vocabulary and sentence structure fresh without having to have a dedicated time for German practice. On the rare occasion I do meet someone that speaks German, I'm still able to communicate thanks to this site.
The German Flashcards service is an outstanding one that is free or very reasonably priced (depending on which option--with or without voice--one chooses). I have been using it for many months as one of my principal study aids. Communication with the administrator is facile with rapid response times.
One of the respondents recently commented on some inaccurate translations. Much of this is because the service sometimes (by design) uses paraphrases when converting to English. There is merit in that, but there is also value in providing literal translations for those who are learning. The Living Language desk calendar sometimes provides both when appropriate. For example:
Dann haben wir uns aus den Augen verloren.
Then we lost touch. Literally -- Then we lost each other out of our eyes.
Here are some suggestions for making German Flashcards even more useful. I realize not all of these are simple to accomplish.
- Provide example sentences for all the practice words. It is difficult to memorize a word/translation out of context.
- Provide additional practice sentences especially the more advanced ones.
- Make it possible to use multiple lists for practice words and for practice sentences. I have lots of words and sentences in my words and sentences lists that I want to review again and again, and not lose--but I also want to create new lists of new words and sentences. Maybe this can be done, but I don't know how.
i am grateful for this site. i mostly use the one sentence a day that comes in my inbox every evening. i usually glance at it and this way, very naturally, with minimum effort, i now understand german! love this method. and it is free!
A great site for learning or refreshing your German skills. I love it! It is free to download, the daily word service is excellent and the useful vocabulary and phrase saving function is a great way to reinforce the learning. It is easy to navigate and interactive. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn how to use the site. I enjoy getting German Flashcards into my inbox and usually remember to practice the words and phrases, although I have to say I have been a bit lazy with it. If anybody perseveres with the site though I am sure they would soon learn to speak the German language in excellent manner and with good technique and use of phraseology and words. I don't really have any criticisms of the site, other than that I have always been too busy to take full advantage of the opportunity given to me to refresh my German language skills. I hope I will do so at some point.
This site is one of the best sources available online for learning German language. With great variety of options, ideal dose of emails with exercises and possibility to interact with its content, it can be a great for all people who want to learn this language.
Furthermore, it has a great administration that is available to all site visitors, no matter if they have premium account or some other type of free account. Besides that, very important thing for all beginners is an opportunity to hear some of the words, especially if those words are very long and hard to read, or if reader has doubt how to pronounce it. This site offers great range of thousands and thousands words, and I believe, it can drastically increase the vocabulary of not just the beginners, but of the advanced users as well.
My advice is to try to combine it with some audio courses and grammar books and results will be even better. Also, do not be scare of learning German. I know, it can be tough from time to time, but with such a great source learning can become a game.
German-flashcards.com is an incredibly useful website for those learning German. Every day, you get a new phrase on your e-mail, very well deconstructed and explained, so you can learn new vocabulary and grammar. You can configure the level of the phrases and words received, when you receive them and more. All in a very easy to understand interface, either on the e-mails or the website itself. I've only traded e-mails with the administrator a couple of times, but he seems very friendly and open to suggestions and improvements. A very worthy website for language lovers looking to expand their vocabulary, since most phrases are useful in everyday life! Also, remember to check the website for other languages (there's a wide selection avaliable), as for those who are learning or are interested in learning multiple languages, they're very useful!
If you're learnign German, this is a very good source for keeping up with your learning.The daily newsletter has plenty of words and expressions from different areas.
... the translations are far less then accurate.
Now, I have studied neither German nor English and I do have troubles in some areas but I will give examples of wrong translations and you can judge/research for yourself.
Up front I also want to say that whether this website is acceptable to you might also depend on the extent to which you want to learn German. Do you want to just be able to roughly communicate or do you want to really learn the language. If it is the former, it might be of use to you because german-flashcards does get the basic meaning of things right. Which kind of reminds me of Rosetta Stone because it provides a similar experience, lacking the exact translations required to truly master a language. Because of that, I think both fail at the task of teaching a language and should be avoided.
"Sie haben in Las Vegas gelebt.
They lived in Las Vegas."
Wrong tense. The correct translation would be "They have lived in Las Vegas". One might argue that past tense is commonly used differently in German than it is in English but common use should not be considered in language teaching unless it is specifically pointed out. The German translation of "They lived in Las Vegas." would be "Sie lebten in Las Vegas."
This mistake is very common throughout all of the sentences, so I will leave it at that example.
"Ich würde das gerne anprobieren.
I want to try this on."
It should be "I would like to try this on."
The German translation of "I want to try this on." would be "Ich will das anprobieren."
"The Taj Mahal is symmetrical built."
No need for the German sentence. Everybody whose first language is English should know why this is wrong on its own.
"Korruption ist ein häufiges Problem in vielen Entwicklungsländern.
Corruption is common in many developing countries."
Correct translation: "Corruption is a common problem in many developing countries."
One should not have to assume that "of course" the word "Problem" is missing in the translation. That might be easy to say for somebody who already knows the language but somebody who is learning might wonder what is going on here.
"Wie alt muss ein Kind sein, um allein zu Hause bleiben zu können.
When is a child old enough to stay home alone? "
Besides the fact that the German version does not even have a question mark...
Correct: "How old must a child be to be able to stay alone at home?" (please excuse it if there is a comma missing here as this is precisely my major weakness when it comes to English)
"Er schläft gerade.
He is sleeping."
Just imprecise, as the English version lacks the reinforcement of the German one ("gerade"). Which would be the case in: "He is sleeping right now."
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