Head of Learning Experience @Lingvist
Let me try to shed some light on this!
Guter Hoffnung sein is sort of a left-over relic from long ago. It is actually in the dative, we used to say
In der Hoffnung sein. (In wem oder was? In der Hoffnung. = Dative)
Likewise, we can also say,
Guter Dinger sein.
"Ich bin guter Dinge, dass es am Sonntag nicht regnet, wenn wir wandern gehen wollen."
Also, just a side note,
Guter Hoffnung seincan also have the meaning to be pregnant (but perhaps not telling yet).
Hey @kyle-goetz , klar, lass mich mal erklären! ;)
Mühsam ernährt sich das Eichhörnchenis one of my favourite sayings! It basically means little by little or slowly but surely . Interesting that you haven't heard of Little by little, the bird builds its nest. If the former is easier to understand, I am happy to change it.
I would use this idiom if I feel like I have to take baby steps to achieve a task / goal. For example:
Es dauert ewig eine Sprachlernapp zu bauen... aber, wie man so schön sagt, mühsam ernährt sich das Eichhörnchen. ;-)
Or you might watch your daughter taking her first steps and learning how to walk, continually fallings down and getting back up, and comment to your wife "Mühsam ernährt sich das Eichhörnchen" . Get my drift?
Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your passions and interests.
So these would be some of the words that you would learn in your personalised course on Lingvist, based on the keywords you gave for running, biochemical engineering and data analysis.
I am also attached an image of a glimpse of the vocabulary, split into the three individual themes. The fourth column, shows you a mix of the themes. (Sorry, the forum doesn't allow me to upload excel or pdf documents. :-( )
Note that this is just a screenshot of the first 30 words you would learn; the whole course is of course much longer ;-) .
So, question for you (and any other users that have input, of course):
- Is this vocabulary helpful? Would this be an interesting feature of Lingvist, to learn language around your interests?
- Is the vocabulary generated around your keywords what you expected?
- What other information would you like to see with these keywords (i.e. translations, example sentences, colloquations (words frequently used with these terms), synonyms, definitions?)
This third point is probably the most important to me! If anyone has the itch to say 'all of them, please' then please rank them in order of importance. If something isn't needed in your eyes, say so!
Looking forward to replies and feedback guys!!
Hey guys! We have been REALLY busy behind the scenes. Although the bun in the oven isn't quite done yet, we wanted to give you an update and a sneak preview. 😉
Soonish, when you are sitting down in the morning with a hot cup of coffee, to tend to your language learning habit, you will open your Lingvist App and a new hub will be greeting you. From this new hub, you can choose to enter into the wonderful world of learning vocabulary - just the way you are used to it.
There will also be a second button, however, which takes you to the PRACTICE AREA. Many of our users that have been learning languages with us for quite a while, have been asking where the reading and listening sections are? Well, we are not bringing the same content or format back - BUT we are finally starting to bring you real-world content, exercises and activities to supplement your learning in addition to vocabulary. Of course, all closely tied in with AI and our smart Algo. It’s still a work in progress and not everything will be ready at the same time. Speaking exercises for English as target will be first off the rack and are just being finalised.
Let us know what you think!
@fernando-silva We can definitely give it a try Fernando! It would help us to experiment and improve this pilot.
Let me know what two or three things you are interested it, if you can provide some keywords (words that come to mind when you think about your given topic). I will generate your personal module and post the vocabulary you would learn here!
Still open for others that are learning English as a target to try it out!
@timotheap Thanks for writing in. Your are seeing the literal translation. There is also a regular translation that should show: "A load was taken off of Tina's mind.". I will check tomorrow morning if it's enabled correctly and why you are not seeing it!