Suggestion: longer translations after finishing tree?
I was thinking about this idea, and I was wondering whether it was something Duolingo has considered.
I finished my Swedish tree recently and have been keeping my strength bars golden. I have noticed however, that some things have become a bit too easy and that the same sentences keep repeating itself.
What I would love to see are some longer translations you unlock after finishing your tree. Maybe a couple of sentences at once. I am not talking about immersion here (which is still lacking in the Swedish course) but some extra next level tiers.
For example: "Apples are the boy's favorite food. He eats them every day. His sister doesn't like apples, so she eats oranges."
This would really increase conversational skills and provide a challenge to those who have finished their tree and are wondering what to do now.
Has this been suggested and is this even possible?
I love this idea, although I'd also love to see Immersion added for Swedish. :)
I know this isn't quite what you're suggesting, but sometimes for practice I will translate a paragraph from a news story into notepad and then use Google translate to see how close I got. I know Google translate can produce some pretty bad results sometimes, but it generally gets the words right just not the tense or form. I sometimes even contribute by correcting Google and improving their engine.
Could you elaborate on why not? I obviously don't know how Duolingo works backstage so to speak, but are there any other new things in the making?
Us course mods can only work within the tree structure provided. These ideas are great, but they belong with the higher-ups of Duolingo who make decisions on how the site is used.
Ah right, must be frustrating for the mods then, I bet you get a lot of these questions! Is there a way we can offer suggestions to Duolingo? Thanks for always responding to me by the way ;)
I'm not sure who and how to contact, but I suppose if you start in one end you'll end up in the right one soon enough or find someone who knows who to talk to.
You're welcome. ;)