https://www.duolingo.com/--Charlotte--

Suggestion: longer translations after finishing tree?

Hej alla!

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?

August 30, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AileneHert

I love this idea, although I'd also love to see Immersion added for Swedish. :)

August 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dfpeterson

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.

September 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkBorkBorkBork

I also suggest doing this. I don't correct the Swedish in Google, but quite often there are obvious corrections to the English.

I also really enjoy translating song lyrics, since I also get to listen to the spoken words.

September 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

The idea is great, but not implementable at the moment.

August 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/--Charlotte--

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?

August 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

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.

August 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/--Charlotte--

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 ;)

August 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

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. ;)

August 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PJAU86

That sounds like a great idea. It would also be great to be able to suggest sentences to add for translation for this so called AFTER TREE bonus.

September 1, 2015
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