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Easily learn verb conjugations with Coniuno
Easily learn verb conjugations with Coniuno
Conjugate verbs with Coniuno
Conjugate verbs in German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin
Conjugate verbs in German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin
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The Modul "Conjugation Training I"


Activating the function: menu "Modules", "Conjugation Training I"


Background

The module "Conjugation Training I" is used to increase your ability to safely conjugate verbs in the daily life situations when using a foreign language. Here randomly selected personal-forms of always changing verbs are trained. One personal-form at a time only is checked, e.g. the Singular II or Plural III of a verb, as this is the most close to a later usage of the language.

Also see: Conjugation Training II


Displaying the searched verb in the "mother language"

In the upper left part of the "Conjugation Training I" module the searched verb is displayed in the respective "mother language". That means in an English => Italian training this will be the English verb; or in a Spanish => French training the Spanish verb. Coniuno performs the conjugation of the verb in the mother language by itself, so that you can directly translate the displayed searched verb into the corresponding training-language. Examples for this are "I will have been gone" or "we would have won".

Hint: It is possible that the same verb with the same tense is asked for more than once in a row.


Entering the solution

The right area of the "Conjugation Training I" module is used to enter the solution for the searched verb. Coniuno checks your entered solution and shows the result below the "Enter Solution"-field in the label "result". The label "Info" is used during training to display additional indications, like for example a second solution if such exists.

Coniuno provides various analysis functions to check faulty solutions. With help of this function Coniuno provides detailed error-messages, like for example "wrong verb-form, plurale I, passato remoto" instead of the simple note that the solution is not correct (also see General Options and Analysis of erroneous solutions).

Certain verbs have several valid conjugations (e.g. the Indicativo, Presente of the Italian verb "sedere", which is "siedo" or "seggo" or the Imperatif of the French verb "vouloir", which is "veux" or "veuille"). When training such verbs, both verb-forms can be entered independent from each other (separated by comma or "/"). If only one of the possible solutions was entered, the complete solution is displayed in label "Info".

Hint:

To display all conjugation forms of a verb, see help for conjugation-tables.


Information for the searched verbs

The lower area of the module serves for displaying additional information for the searched verb in the training language like for example the indication if the verb is built reflexive or in passive tense.

Also here the 5 card boxes are shown, in which all verbs are stored (also see Verb Selection, Card Boxes). The five boxes are displayed as columns, where a column's height is indicating the number of included verbs. In addition to that the number of stored verbs in a card box is displayed below. A flame on top of a column shows that the current verb is belonging to this card box.

If you want to train the verbs from only one of the boxes, click on the respective column. To afterwards do a training from all boxes again, change the options again via function Verb Selection, Card Boxes.


Operating the module

All functions of the module are accessible via the symbol bars of the main program, respectively can be used with short-keys, which are shown in the following:

Button Description Short-Cut key
choose next verb Enter or Alt-n
check solution Enter
translate verb / or Alt-t (*1)
show solution * or Alt-l
mark verb as known + or Alt-o
mark verb as not known - oder Alt-k
show training verb in verbtable F4

*1: The slash symbol ("/")

The slash symbol ("/") has two meanings in Coniuno.

  • First it is used to translate the verb from the mother tongue into the training language. Here the slash symbol of the number pad (on the right side of the keyboard) is used. By pressing this key Coniuno shows the translated verb, if it is not displayed already.
  • On the other hand it is used to enter multiple solutions. Some verbs have more than one solution, e.g. the Spanish verb "absorver", which becomes "hubiera absorvido", "hubiera absorto", "hubiese absorvido" and "hubiese absorto" in Subjuntivo, Plusquamperfecto.

    These four solutions can be entered in arbitrary order separated by commas. Solutions can however also be combined to e.g. "hubiera absorvido / absorto". By entering the slash symbol Coniuno recognizes that here a combined solution is given and internally changes the string back to "hubiera absorvido" and "hubiera absorto".

    To enter a solution of this kind the slash symbol of the normal keypad (Shift-7) is used.



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