Lessons in Duolingo

Does anyone feel like (or notice in my case) that Duolingo is not making you write sentences in the language you want to learn? Instead it's giving you constant translations and listening exercises. I believe that they should give you more sentences to write because you have to put more thought into what you are writing, it's more difficult, and it helps you learn quicker

For example, if someone says " ich gebe dir den alten Gürtel" It's easy to understand that they said " I am giving the old belt to you". But If your trying to say that, it will take more effort translating what you want into the other language. this is because you have to think of what cases what parts of the sentence are in.

Please tell me what you think in the discussion or if there is any way to change that.

Your fellow language learner


August 28, 2015


I am doing the Spanish course but I am also doing the English course from Spanish (the reverse tree)

August 28, 2015

That's a good idea, but pretty tedious.

August 28, 2015

Yes but you could do one then the other. That is what I originally started out doing, I finished the Spanish course then started the reverse but I decided to reset the Spanish course and do them both.

August 28, 2015

I'm doing the reverse French course and am not finding it tedious. However, I am testing out when I can. That way I can skip Dates, Family, and so on but spend more time on Prepositions. There are also far more translations to French so that makes it more interesting and challenging. If you already have an excellent level of written French, it might not be interesting for you, but most of us are still learning.

September 2, 2015
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