https://www.duolingo.com/Sra.Miranda

Cheating using Google translate on Duolingo?

I had a student that supposedly clicked on Google translate to automatically translate the Spanish phrases for her... So instead of Spanish phrases showing on word box it was all in English. Then she could not undo it. When she saw that I was walking by checking their work she said that she just clicked something and it turned into english. Can someone please explain how this could happen and how do we fix the problem? Thank you. Jeanette

November 17, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
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This sounds like a built-in browser feature, rather than an issue with Duolingo. If you're using Google Chrome for instance, it will automatically offer to translate pages that aren't in your "normal" language. This page has some instructions for how to access and configure those settings (I assume the student followed the process shown in the embedded video to make the page translate initially).

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/IgorqOliveira

I think youre talking about Google chrome's auto-translating system. to undo this just go to settings then you scroll it down to "languages" and it'll be like duo

Just uncheck the box "offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read"

Hope I helped you

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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I think you and writchie4 got it, thanks for puzzling it out and for the instructions to fix it. Best community ever. <3

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sra.Miranda

I believe you have...Thank you!

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Hi! I am not sure I understand the problem. Did she change her Duolingo interface to English (if so, from which language)? There are instructions of how to change the Duolingo language back in the Duolingo help page. I am not sure I understand how Google comes into the picture. When you say "turned it into English", what do you mean? Please explain what the issue is currently so we can try to fix it! Sorry I couldn't be of more help. :|

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jithin_babu

Hi, Is she using google chrome as the web browser? it might be the google translator extension from the google chrome webstore. simply go the settings and below down you can see the extension area. uninstall it or you can just disable it...

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sra.Miranda

I believe it was Google Chrome. I'll check the translator extension. THX!

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AidanForde

google translate is crap

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/8504085486

Yes you can cheat that way

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ElectriMangoPeep

I am learning Ukrainian at home, and if I really get stuck, I use Google Translate, but only when I really can't get something. Maybe you could suggest this to your student.

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