How do translations work now? I was last here a year ago...
Hi! I was a pretty active user on Duolingo before I travelled to El Salvador over a year ago, as I was attempting my best to get as much Spanish under my belt before the trip. After my trip I kind of let my Spanish slip, and I'm now returning to build back up some language skills (I went to a Salvadorean restaurant and could barely order! I'm ashamed in myself, definitely need to improve again.)
I really like new feel of the site- it's very clean and easy to use, and the app is great too. I'm totally shocked though because the translation half of the site seems to have nearly disappeared. It used to be that you had to translate and rate several sentences to pass a lesson- is that TOTALLY gone?
I have seen the Immersion tab, but I've only seen rating other user's sentences or uploading your own document as options. Is there no way for the website to spit some sentences at me for me to translate again? That was literally my favorite part of this site- it was what differentiated it from other language learning sites!
Thanks to anyone that replies :D
Another new addition to Duolingo. :)
Lingots are basically a virtual currency that you can use at the Store to buy different items (i.e. certificate tests, streak freezes, heart refills, etc.).
You can find more information in the Store tab, which should be on the right hand side of your Spanish, German and Streak tabs.
You will have the best luck finding sentences to translate (rather than checking others' work) if you select the "new" tab instead of the "popular" tab, and then in the left margin, at the top, select "needs to be translated" and deselect the other two options. Pay attention to the color codes, they are testing new color schemes, so the colors of text that are untranslated vs. translated keeps changing. At the bottom of each article is the color key.
When you select an article, look for the blue text (or whatever color untranslated is), select a sentence, and a box will pop up on the right where you can translate. Another recent feature is the "Duobot" translation at the bottom of the box that you can use for a guide.
Good luck, and welcome back!
Thank you so much!! I guess in a way this new system is nice, in that you have a greater amount of choice in which article you wish to translate. The translation was always my favourite part so I'm glad it's still around in some capacity. I'll try not to rely on the Duobot too much though, that seems like cheating :P
Definitely looking forward to becoming a regular on here again, especially now that the community's bigger! Plus there's just so much to doooo! Congrats on your 164 day streak btw, that's crazy amazing.
I also took a year off and recently got back in. Immersion is the new name, and it's set up a bit differently, but it's basically the same. Try playing around for awhile.
In Immersion, you have to click the article title, and then click the sentence you want to translate. Most of the time they have already been translated, and the sentences that haven't been translated are in a light gray.