It doesn't make sense. One of the questions was "Hast du eine Freundin" which I translated to "Have you a girlfriend" and was marked as correct. The next question was "Hast du einen Freund" which I translated to "Have you a boyfriend" but this was marked as incorrect. The answer they give is "Have you got a boyfriend" which seems inconsistent to me. Can anyone shed some light on this?
You can report it. Remember that humans make the list of possible translations... It is understandable that "Have you a boyfriend" was forgotten because although grammatically correct, people usually say "Do you have a boyfriend?". And "Have you got ..." is more widely used in modern English than "Have you ...".
On another note, it's funny that we (myself included) seem to care too much whether the computer marked us wrong or right. It's just a game! You know you got the answer right because you understood the meaning of the sentence, which means your German is improving, and that's what really matters!
You use the plural: Do you have friends? Hast du Freunde?
Since living 'polyamoureux' is still not that spreaded in germany yet, it is very unlikely to be misunderstood by asking the plural.
Maybe - as the equivalent to pal - you could ask "Hast du einen Kumpel?" "Kumpel" = pal
Thank you Luis 722 I also found that when asked about 'Hast du eine Freundin' I answered ' Have you a friend? it was pronounced correct, then when the male equivalent question arrived, I was told that that was wrong, yet I dealt with both questions in the same way. Odd !!!! I think you are perceptive in what you say regarding it doesn't matter if we get something wrong, we are still learning because of it - but - I seem to find that every time I log on, I have slipped back and must repeat a section before moving on even though previously, the wedge was full !!! It actually makes me laugh to see that yet again I must complete a wedge making it 5/5. Ho hum.
So ive read the comments about freundin and freund and the ways to differentiate girl/boyfriend and simply friend, but what is the native german interpretation of actually hearing someone saying "junge freund" or you know what i mean? Is that just simply the obviously non native speaker and an unnecessary addition that sounds dumb? or is it to say someone is a pedophile or into younger men lmao I'm just curious.