Hi! I posted some questions/comments with some of the exercises in the French-learning area. I clicked on the Following-button, assuming I would then follow the answers, but I just saw that made me UNfollow them. How can I re-find my questions so that I can press the Follow button again? I would love to hear peoples reactions to my comments of course :-)
Thanks in advance!
I’ve been losing “hearts” due to duolingo mistakes. For example, the platform uses “copine” to replace amie. The sentence to be translated was “she is my French friend”. My French husband said in this instance it is translated C’est mon amie française. First of all, copine means girlfriend, buddy, chum, and more importantly, NO ONE USES THAT EXPRESSION or WORD anymore. Annoying!!!!!!!!!! Refer to Collins Dictionary. Mon amie should be accepted as an alternative correct answer.
Duolingo literal translations.
Hi, I really love using duolingo but I noticed there’s one area that can be improved on which would not only form a deeper understanding of the languages we learn but also the cultures they come from. A lack of highlighting of words that have more literal definitions. For example I had an exercise in German asking me how to say “I am sorry” I would expect it to contain “ich bin” but instead it says “ Es tut mir Leid” which threw me for a loop. I dug a bit deeper online and found it literally translates to “it does me sorrow” which was an eye opener for new words. I know it’s not an easy suggestion to follow up on but it’s an enriching opportunity to say the least.