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

Duo doesn't show new words in orange

Does anyone else have this problem? Usually Duo shows new words in orange, but in the whole "Basics 1" skill I've got no words in orange.

Since I'm not always able to remember whether I am supposed to know a certain word or not, this is really annoying... :-(

November 4, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

I don't think this should be being downvoted. I don't know if it's just my computer or connection, but I too seem to be getting new words that are not golden.

Edit: It's not in Basics 1, though, I first noticed it a little farther down the tree.

November 4, 2015

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

Yes; I too noticed this. Some words are flagged as they should be, but many are not. I just put it down to beta bugginess. You certainly shouldn't be being downvoted for raising it.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

I am having the same issue. Sometimes I think I'm meant to know the word and feel bad hovering over it only to discover I have never learned it before. No idea why this discussion was been downvoted.

November 5, 2015

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

You're talking about the Russian course, right? It's because it's in beta.

November 5, 2015

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

Yes, I am talking about Russian. I am not sure, whether it is because of the beta status. As far as I know beta mostly means, that not all valid translations are added yet.

I saw this happen before in the Norwegian course. I thought it may be some feature, if Duo thinks that you already know much of the language (Since Norwegian is close to German, I was able to guess most of the translations).

But since this is my first contact with Russian, that's definitely not the case here.

November 5, 2015

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

I am seeing the same thing, that it is not consistent in highlighting the new words in orange.

November 5, 2015

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

Even in other courses it is not very consistent.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

Yes, this isn't working properly. Only some new words show in orange the first time. Some words are not showin in or age at all even though they are shown the first time in a lesson. I guess this is a mistake and someone should put a big report in.

November 5, 2015

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

I could be mistaken but it seems to me that the highlighting of new words doesn't seem to trigger if you have seen another conjugation of the same word. (e.g. ест wasn't highlighted, even though I'd never seen ест before, but I had seen ем. Another word in the same sentence that I'd also never seen before was highlighted though)

November 6, 2015

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

I noticed this, too, so it's not just you.

November 5, 2015

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

Same

November 5, 2015

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

I have the same problem but in reverse. It shows words I already know in orange...

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