Advent Calendar 5 – No More Betas

No more beta

 

Hello everyone,

first of, big apology to all Australian readers for forgetting your continent yesterday in the poll!!! For shame, Emanuel!
And second of all, welcome to epic German Advent Calendar day 5 and behind today’s door is a nice little

Site Update

Or actually, I should say Site Upgrade, because it’s quite amazing.

About a year ago, in the calendar, I told you about the new dictionary function we’re working on.
The idea is to have a glossary for ALL the words and phrases that are discussed somewhere in the article. For each entry, you get

  • translations
  • some usage notes
  • important grammar bits
  • related words
  • a link to the article in which we talk about it (or mention it)

And to top it all off, eventually there will be also the audio and example sentences with audio.

It’s been up for a few months as glossary (beta) in the menu, but that was really just a beta. Slow, not in shape, messy and bad with women.

But we’ve not stopped working on it and now we have what I would call a first alpha version.

So what’s new?

Well first of, my army of unpaid interns and I have added more and more of the vocabulary that is on the site. It’s still not complete and also the entries need refinement but it’s about 5000 entries already, which is quite amazing.

But the REAL upgrade is the software. Daniel, the head developer (and his team of unpaid interns, I assume… at least that’s how I would do it).. he has given the software a major update.
For one thing, it loads MUCH faster now and it’s actually “fun” to go there because you don’t have to be scared to get stuck for 10 seconds.
But more importantly, he has realized his vision of having separate pages for each entry.
The list of search results gives you the results and their translation and if you click, you’ll get all the other stuff (examples, article, relatives).

And that is awesome because it makes the dictionary load much faster and you can bookmark single entries and share them as links.
And most importantly… we can now COMMENT on single entries.
That is absolutely terrific, because you can ask questions about that specific entry, be it about grammar or usage or the difference to something and we can clear it all up there. And you can tell me about mistakes in the entry (of which there are many) and I can fix it.

So yeah… I am really really really really happy with this new version and I can’t wait for when we’re finally done with the examples :).

I’ll add the new link to the menu of course, but you can also find it here:

Yourdailygerman – Dictionary – Version 2.0

And here’s an example for a single entry:

“aufnehmen” – in the new dictionary

Let me know in the comments how you like it and also if you’ve actually used the old beta version.
Have a great day and see you tomorrow.

 

 

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Lizbeth
Lizbeth
1 year ago

Wunderbar…..could you also add a “search” feature?

Anne Maxwell-Jackson
Anne Maxwell-Jackson
1 year ago

Fantastic, and really is fast, which is great, because I deleted the Beta version after a few trieds, due to its slowness. Thanks to everyone who contributed to it.

dbayly
dbayly
1 year ago

I like the dictionary, but was wondering how and if, you handled irregular verbs. So I did a search on haben. Never got a hit on haben back, although there were many hits. So I tried essen, same problem.

I also wanted to know if the dictionary showed the der noun declensions , tried a search on Schluss, but the his did not list Schluss.

These are the two aspects f other dictionaries that I use a lot , it would be nice if this one handled both (and found the search term of course).

coleussanctus
coleussanctus
1 year ago
Reply to  dbayly

It’s not part of the dictionary, but there was an article about irregular verbs a while back that you might find helpful. It has a spreadsheet with some of the common patterns.

Other than that, you can find some of the main conjugation patterns in some of the older articles (go under Vocabulary > By Date). Like with the one on liegen, you can pick up the 3 main forms you need, liegen, lag, gelegen.

For full conjugation tables, you can go to sites like verbformen.com. You can also use Google to search here for specific words, just add “site:yourdailygerman.com” to the search.

Randall
Randall
1 year ago

Awesome job! Thank you for all your hardwork :). This is the BEST German learning site!

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Tolle Arbeit! Der Link im Header zum Wörterbuch ist allerdings noch mit “Beta” bezeichnet ;).

Zuckerbaby
Zuckerbaby
1 year ago

Prima!

Burak Tilev
Burak Tilev
1 year ago

Really GOOD Dictionary, you can learn, and even you can go next part by a”click” to remind other articles and so on… Very good service Emmanuel and all persons in “team”.. SHER TOLL DANKE…

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago

An FYI…in software/web development, alpha comes before beta. So, if I understand you correctly, you’re actually now at release version 1 (V1). Congrats!!! and thanks for this wonderful resource.

coleussanctus
coleussanctus
1 year ago

Looks like the interns haven’t gotten much sleep this year :)

Seriously though, this loads so much faster on my phone compared to the old version. I really like the different categories you can click on, like “auf verbs” and “phrases.” And the blue green explanations on the right side are the cherry on top. My only complaint is it’s kind of a rabbit hole, what with all this effortless scrolling and clicking. I was just going to peek at today’s surprise and go make breakfast….

Desdra
Desdra
1 year ago

I did use it for the first time yesterday. I just went to look at the new one. That is super! You must be thrilled to have this resource. This is going to make it so easy to check words out. Previously I had to search for a while to find things. Great job!

Larry
Larry
1 year ago

Ausgezeichnet Emanuel

Iris Robin
Iris Robin
1 year ago

Per your request, I am letting you know that I did use the Beta version. As a beginner, beginner, beginner… I use everything in your website. Thank you for all the advancements to it. Much appreciated. I

anon
anon
1 year ago

this is great! Vielen Dank! ☺️

Sakinah
Sakinah
1 year ago

This is great! Prima! And excellent job to the team!

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri
1 year ago

Konjugation

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri
1 year ago

Super , ich fraue mich auf dieser Verbesserung deiner Site . Doch es würde noch helfreich wenn Man könnte die Kombination jeden Verben in verschiedenen grammatikalischen Zeiten sehen.
Bis Morgen

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I look for, from time to time, the conjugation of certain verbs in ” conjugation.com or in Pons.de ” .
I need especially for present tense ( 2nd and third person ) ,past tense and past participle .
For other case , one can find them intuitively. Anyway it depends of any user’s need.
Till tomorrow morning

Maria
Maria
1 year ago

Awesome. I like it so much..so simple yet informativ. Looking forward to its final outcome haven’t checked the old beta coz of the early warning

Victoria Martinez
Victoria Martinez
1 year ago

Wow! Prima!

Esther
Esther
1 year ago

Congratulations!!!Exciting news! It definitely loads much faster. I can get a feel of the vision (linking different parts etc), look forward to it!

One question/ request – would it be possible to add the conjugated verb and in different tenses somewhere? It may get too big, so understand if it’s not possible. But thought I’d ask :)

Thank you!

PeterB
PeterB
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I personally think, it would be too much work, and there is a great resource for that at
https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/
When you click on a verb there, you get all possible conjugations. I would prefer that Emanuel concentrates on other things.

LCantoni
LCantoni
1 year ago

Supertoll! Danke!