FCBayernMunchen wrote:@FCB_General: Thanks especially for the two diagrams, very useful. Regarding Memrise I used it a long time ago and I think I had completely one full German course in it but it was only useful for vocabulary (and it was very good for that). It depends on which course you've chosen of course, but the structure Memrise is built on doesn't seem adequate for learning grammar, inflection, syntax and all that.
Of course. But in the end everything looks like you need a native person near you or someone who's been living there for 20 years or speaking fluent. It goes much faster and better than just learning via reading and listening. I know with my English, when I speak to someone who speaks English fluent or it's his native(which is sooooo rarely), I'm just getting more and more confident, more and more quicker, words, phrases and the rest are just coming out of my mouth that I get myself positively shocked. That blockade just disappears after 30 minutes.
You have also these diagrams and tables for adjectives and other things which you have to now depending from case to case.
I suggest you deutsch.info because there you have texts, audio and grammar stuff, especially texts on all kind of topics and translations when you move with mouse exactly on the text. Tables for modal verbs in all persons(sigular, plural) and other words which have some exceptions.
Regarding Memrise, it has helped me a lot so far, especially the basic course. After that I've moved to 1000 most used words on English and I've been doing this for the last one and half month.
Duolingo was the first thing which I've started to use, but I put that on hold because I couldn't understand these articles, nouns just as you now. Then I had moved to deutsch.info(I guess that's page of Deutche Welle) and there I've learned a lot about nouns, verbs, declension of cases, even many new words and to understand when and how goes for instance maskuline dem(Dative) and den(Accusative). I haven't learned yet with which prepositions will be dative or accusative, but when I find more time(I have graduate work to finish and defend) I'm gonna learn it.
Now I'm on Memrise because of many courses, but my goal is to learn all these 1000 words(although there are many which I've known already) and get back repeating grammar on deutsch.info and on this Facebook page which is founded by Croats who've been living there for 30-40 years. It's free and they put every day something new. Grammar, words, knowledge Quiz after every lesson, everyday phrases in all kind of life situations, German words for all sort of fruits, vegetables, animals...
So I've got 4 places/sources for studying. deutsch.info and "Naučimo njemački - svaki dan nove lekcije"(my native language and explanation included) mostly for grammar rules and phrases, Memrise for new words and expressions and Duolingo as very good way to repeat all of it.
I tested my knowledge in practice for the first time in my life. I guess it was January 2, grandfather's ex-boss had called my home from Germany and asked for his phone number, nobody doesn't speak foreign languages and the boss knows a bit of Croatian which he learned from my grandfather and Croatian/Serbian employers.
So I took the phone and helped him with numbers on German. I introduced myself, asked him how's it going and answered on few questions he asked. He was very, very surprised that I've spoken so clear, grammatically correct.
Then right after he called grandfather and praised me for good conversation. I didn't wanna ask him for English to use or somethin' but put myself in one simple test which I passed. He knows me very well when I lived in Germany for 2 years when I was 2 years old, but I've never recalled him in these ages. If I want to work as a navvy/construction worker, I can move to Stuttgart very soon. The only condition - I need to work hard and show commitment and I'll be rewarded for it.