Marked wrong for lack of an accent
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:
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 :)
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.
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 :)
Same for Mac. You can either press the key or press and hold the е and then press 1.
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.
Because it is a bug. We have over 150 image exercises and only a few of them went wrong.
Looking at your screenshot, how do you have 3 hearts and 20 questions per lesson like the old duolingo?
That's not part of a lesson; it's the testing format, used for skipping ahead.
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! :)