(The following thread is related to pinto's discussion 'first language not English' -- in some essential points it is different.) I'm a German speaker who is learning Mandarin with the courses featured by memrise (HSK, Spoken Chinese etc.). I really love them and was able to learn many characters in quite a short time. I even learned some new English words (e.g. archer's thimble). All this is fine. But I got the following impression (a) if you don't use the English expression frequently, you have serious problems to remember the meaning of the Mandarin character, (b) remembering the Pinyin is extremely difficult even if there are good pronunciation mems (which often use similarities with English words) (c) when reading a Chinese text you sometimes have to go round the corner (书 - shu1 - book - Buch). Therefore, I have translated the entire HSK 3 course into German. I would like to upload it in a way that integrates the German translations into the existing database so that the existing English mems can be seen and the English translations remain possible answers but the default setting would be the German translation. If this were possible I'd be happy to contribute mems and especially pronunciation mems for German speakers.
How do you (users, curators, Ben) think about it?