https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

Marked wrong for lack of an accent

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I'm flagging this, I sent an error report but I get the impression the 'other' reports can get lost in the mix and this seems like a problem that needs sorting sooner rather than later!

Also, I have an incipient migraine today so I apologise in advance if I'm either missing something obvious (possible!) or don't completely make sense (likely!).

I got asked to translate TV set, wrote телевизор, and got marked wrong - the correct answer given was телевизор, but with an accent over the и (which I can't write on this keyboard, sorry). It seems like somewhere backstage Duolingo has got the impression the accent marks used as a teaching aid are an integral part of the spelling, maybe? At least, that is the best explanation I was able to come up with. I don't know if this is an issue the mods can deal with or something that needs taking up with HQ, but it seemed important so I'm flagging it.

Like I said, my head is trying to do a migraine so I may be missing something, so I am attaching a screen capture in case that's the case/or to show to whoever needs to know:

телевизор

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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fixed!

Normally all image exercises have two accepted answers, with an accent (the one shown to you) and without one (accepted). Unless the word is one syllable long or has a Ё :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Спасибо!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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How do you type Ё and accented vowels on a ЙЦУКЕН?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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ё is a sntandard letter, usually on a button with a linde, left of 1.

There is no way to type accents, unless you have a typo graphuic layout.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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Oh. Спасибо!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Just to add to what Shady said: On the iOS йцукен keyboard (I'm guessing it might be the same for other not physical keyboards) it appears on a long press of е, so ё is on the same key.

If you can't find it in either of those places, your computer or device should somewhere online or in its memory have a map of which keys are which :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Captain000

Same for Mac. You can either press the key or press and hold the е and then press 1.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buenotc
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I think this is another one.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFZ7XZ-mS5dcWJydFVpdFkxem8/view?usp=docslist_api. It marked me wrong. There's no way I can put that accent on my Russian or English keyboard.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abohanon
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that is weird it never does it to me

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Because it is a bug. We have over 150 image exercises and only a few of them went wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrewr756
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Looking at your screenshot, how do you have 3 hearts and 20 questions per lesson like the old duolingo?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonTaylor
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That's not part of a lesson; it's the testing format, used for skipping ahead.

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Yeah, like Don said, I was testing out of a skill :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Andrewr756
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Ah, thanks for your replies. I always do the entire tree for completeness, even for languages in which I already have prior knowledge before Duolingo, so that explains why I have not seen it before! :)

3 years ago
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