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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:


November 3, 2015




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 :)


How do you type Ё and accented vowels on a ЙЦУКЕН?


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.


Oh. Спасибо!


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.


that is weird it never does it to me


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.


Yeah, like Don said, I was testing out of a skill :)


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! :)

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