10 000 german sentences sorted from easiest to hardest [3/3]
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|German||Du bist bloß ein Student.|
|English||You’re just a student.|
|German||Ich fühle meine Zehen nicht.|
|English||I can't feel my toes.|
|German||Sind Sie für diesen Antrag?|
|English||Are you in favor of this motion?|
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"Ein Kind isst Fleisch." -> "It's a child that is eating meat.", rather than "A child eats/is eating meat."
"Sie buk mir einen Kuchen." -> "She made me a cake." rather than "She baked me a cake."
"Sie warten auf eure Hilfe." -> "They are looking to you for help.", rather than "They are waiting for your help."
"Ich weiß, wie Menschen sind." -> "I know people.", rather than "I know what people are like.". (if additional context was given, perhaps this could work, but it's still a translation to a colloquialism rather than the clearer sentence)
I really like the idea of this deck, but there are enough questionable entries that when I see something that's new to me I get caught wondering if it's something I've just not seen before, or if it's a problem with the card, and second-guessing learning materials isn't a great place to be in.
To keep things in proportion, I've gone through about 10% of this deck, and it's probably about 10% of those that have stuck out at me so far.
There's a lot of good in this deck, and if all the troublesome entries could be fixed it would be a phenomenal resource that I would be excited to pick up again, but in its current state I recommend against using it in order to avoid learning incorrect material.
"Memorizing the meaning of individual words... is pretty much pointless. If you want actual fluency, you need to see a word in as many example sentences as possible. That makes the language start to flow in your head. That shows you how to use the word. How it is combined with the other words. And many other things.
We think that effort always converts into fluency. This is not true. If you memorize the meaning of individual words you won't get fluent and you will spend a ton of effort. But studying sentences is the real deal. Is the method of learning that actually converts effort to fluency. "
Haven't seen it put better anywhere else.