[Course Forum] German 1-7 by Memrise

I’m not exactly sure how to specify the problem. Or where exactly it is. Whenever the word zero comes up, there is no word there. It is just blank. Whenever it asks you to choose the word for zero in German the correct answer is the box that is simply blank. For some reason the word for zero does not show up. Can you fix this? Thanks ( sorry if I’m not posting this in the right place I’m new here and don’t know exactly where to post this. )


@aaronhubler ~ what is the name of the course where you see the word “zero” appear ?

I know that in the android app there is (or was) a bug that if the answer is supposed to be “null” there will be a blank instead.
I don’t know how it is on the website.


Maybe “null” is a reserved word, perhaps ?

I’m not an expert, but usually it’s a value that means that there is no value.

But if the user is asking about the word “zero” and nothing comes up, it sounds as if perhaps a definition is missing in the database for that particular word (“null” is just another way of referring to zero). It would help to know the course name to see if that is the issue. Maybe then the course creator could shed some light on the issue.

How would I find the course name? I’m using the app on my LG Android phone. All I know is that it says German 1, and its in level 7. Whenever it asks for the word for zero it just has a blank box. And if you choose it that is the correct answer. Sometimes it will also ask you to type in the word but the letters to spell the word “Null” don’t appear.

The word zero in English shows up. But the word null doesn’t show up anywhere. On the app whenever you learn a new word it has the word in German and then underneath of it the word in English. The German word for zero, null, just doesn’t appear anywhere. It’s completely blank as if it was never put in there in the first place. Thanks

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The name of the course is “German 1” It is a Memrise-created course. I can see that on Level 7 it contains the word “null” and the definitions are “zero;0”.

I don’t take that course, but it seems like it should accept either of those entries. Perhaps this is a bug after all.

Interesting. The word null doesn’t show up anywhere for me.

Well, maybe this is an Android bug. I just tried the course on the web version, and I was able to get the course to accept null and it’s response of zero;0.

The word Null doesn’t appear above the English definition. It also doesn’t appear in the answer box to choose from when you must choose from several boxes. It just has one blank box and several wrong answer boxes. And when you click on the blank box it says that is the correct answer. It should say the word Null in that box.

I would suggest you report this as an Android bug in the Memrise course called “German 1” on Level 7. Hopefully they will rectify the situation soon.

(It might also be an iOS bug, but someone might want to verify that. It was however, okay in the web version).

Thanks, will do.

In answer to your other question about course names appearing in the app. You are correct. They will appear on the top bar of your screen before you go into a course. In this example it says “German 1”. Other courses will have somewhat longer or more descriptive names. Memrise just settled on a very simple naming convention for their courses, with short titles. Good luck with your studies !

I have already highlighted this problem in the German course of Memrise in French, it is also in the English one obviously.

So I will edit this title to refer to these courses that do not have a course forum yet.

Hi! Same thing happened in other courses, not made by memrise. Like “vene keele kursus”. Whenever the answer was ‘null’ it was blanck in app but visible when editing a course

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It would be nice if you can change pants to underwear for die Unterhose. It is very confusing for me. I’m always finding myself putting die Hose instead of die Unterhose.

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@strasse: Unterhose is not underwear. Unter - hose = under - pants , briefs, knickers, eventually panties. (The memrise translation is colloquial)

Underwear ist Unterwäsche, Wäsche, Unter(be)kleidung

(I don’t understand why Memrise keeps pushing ephemerical colloquialism/slang as “standard” language - see the discussions about Memrise’s Japanese and Korean courses as well.)

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