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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nickd717

More time needed for timed practice

Switching between keyboards makes it virtually impossible to not run out of time, even with 100% accuracy. I think the time given for correct answers should be increased in this course.

October 30, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookrabbit

Agreed. Or they should somehow make each session only translate in one direction.

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parubok

Hello Nick! If you have problems with the switching between keyboards, you can use this Google Chrome Duolingo Ukranian Keyboard Extension:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8864924

Best!

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nickd717

I am aware of this, but how do you switch back and forth with a keyboard shortcut? Some answers are in Ukrainian and others are in English, and having to click the keyboard to switch many times through a session makes time run out.

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parubok

If you use the extension above, you will not have to switch anything. I use that extension and I've already forgotten about switching.

Quote:

if you install the extension, when you're doing a Duolingo exercise, you can keep your keyboard in English and when you do a Ukranian question, the key you press will output the mapped value in the Cyrillic alphabet.

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nickd717

Actually I was using a different extension it seems. Now I've added this extension, but the problem is that it's not a phonetic keyboard, which is a bit of a pain. I'd rather not spend time learning a whole new keyboard layout.

Oh well, I guess I'll just always choose non-timed practice.

November 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hmada993

I don't have keyboard stickers So I use the onscreen keyboard, I subsequently run out of time before completing the sentence.

October 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shamrock888

I've just been using the keyboard extension they provide and when they don't provide it, I leave out the accents and they seem to accept this. I'm not sure how this would work with Cyrillic, Arabic or Chinese though.

November 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nickd717

Chinese is fairly easy. There are built-in Mac/Windows keyboards where you can just type in pinyin and the characters will pop up. It ends up being pretty quick.

November 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shamrock888

That's good to know. I'd like to try the Chinese sometime in the future.

November 1, 2015
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