2 + 2 = 4 will not be accepted?
German --> English
German --> German
Numbers are also German
"2 + 2 = 4" is now accepted as correct, however, I agree with the others who have indicated that Duo users would likely learn more if it were not accepted.
So you'll actually learn German.
If they let us do it that way, than English to German translations would be rendered irrelevant for this lesson.
What the others were saying is fine, but for me this was an audio lesson and therefore was indeed German --> German so 2 + 2 = 4 should be accepted since in the rest of the lesson numbers are accepted.
minus one thats three quick maths
Duo currently isn't accepting "equal". If "equal" is used as a verb, "equals" is correct here; but if it's used as an adverb, "equal" is correct. I'm a New Englander, and say "equal."
It's not a difference between verb and adverb, it's a difference between how the subject is analyzed.
The equation "two plus two" equals four. But the number "two" plus the number "two" together equal four.
"Equal" could also be seen as a verb - "The two together, they equal four".
Where I come from, we would say equals, but it is interesting to ponder.
"Two plus two equals four" is now accepted ! (Aug21)
I was taught 2+2=5.
Could you use the verb "gleichen" in the German phrase too? Zwei plus zwei gleichen vier
No, if you want to use a verb it would be "machen". Zwei plus zwei macht vier
If anything, it would be “Zwei plus zwei gleicht vier”, but ‘gleichen’ means “to resemble”, not “to equal”.
Is it possible to write 'is' instead of 'equals'?
Just once I’d like to see an incorrect sentence there. Like, 2 + 2 = 5. And hey, that could be a nice Nineteen Eighty-Four reference…
I was looking for this comment.
It does not accept two plus two are four -- inchworm notwithstanding
"Are" is plural. You're supposed to use singular.
I found an interesting reference elsewhere:
2 plus 2 is 4.
2 and 2 are 4.
This is broken. Won't let me advance. Stuck! I know how to say two plus two is four. Rah!
I have the same problem. Press I can't use microphone, and after you finish the lesson, go to settings and turn it on again.
Two plus two equals whatever the party wants it to.
Eins plus eins gleich elf
Is the verb "sein" and omitted here? Gleich is obviously not a verb
Is it just me or does it sound like zwei is smei
TWO PLUS TWO IS FOUR , MINUS ONE THATS CALLED QUICK MAFFS
2 + 2 = 4
works ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Is there any difference between "gleich" and "gibt" when doing maths?
Me before the lesson: "Will it be about calculus or algebra?"
The lesson: [...]
Zwei plus zwei sind vier, minus eins drei, schnelle Mathe
We're being treated like a kindergarten class: surely this series of 5 "math" lessons could have been made MORE INTERESTING?........more new vocabulary. translate 9 twits minus 5 dimwits = 4 nitwits
Sometimes when I pronounce the sentence it does not register correctly when I know it is correct. Software problem?
The instructors often do not enunciated the "r" at the end of a word. It is very difficult to hear, especially the woman's voice.