https://www.duolingo.com/mbarrocas

"learned vocab" never seen in lesson

I like the idea of learning seasonal/relevant words and phrases. However, many of the words in my "learned words" list did not appear in any of the lessons. I never saw or practiced turrón, tamales, nochebuena, rey, etc. I felt that the lessons were very repetitive, maybe a glitch?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Verec
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I went through the first couple lessons only an hour after they were released. The lessons were of regular length, and I encountered words like tamales, nochebuena, y rey. But it was very buggy, and only very specific answers were accepted.

Now the answers are more forgiving, but the lessons are shorter and fewer words are taught. I hope that within the next couple of days they can work everything out. These lessons are a real gift by Duolingo, and much appreciated! But they're also a little rough around the edges. =)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
porquepuedo
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Well said. I love going around the Spanish tree helping people with questions and suggesting better questions to make Duolingo a more forgiving and fun environment for new learners.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DekeReach

Pls help me out here, V - Where do you people go to find these "lessons" you are talking about? All I have ever seen on DL are the 20 test questions. The lesson is learned by going to the Discussion page to see what your mistake was . . ? Thanx, D

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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There are 3 new lessons scattered about in the tree. You will have seen two white units with yellow stars in them, yes? On your tree... well, go to your lingot store and you'll see three new buttons: bonus lessons for Christmas, Idioms and Flirting. Buy whichever ones you want.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CynthiaGJ
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I had the same thing happen... repetitive lesson which said I learned nochebuena, rey, Nicolas, which never appeared and instead I saw "the girl received a dog as a gift" over and over.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/corkyspetals

I'm just a beginner and this lesson has verb tenses and lots of verbs and vocab I've never seen. Seems like this is a lot more advanced than any of the lessons I've had so far. I'm not going to finish it!

Feliz Navidad

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zzravizz
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Keep your head up and keep practicing. As the lessons get harder, they definitely get more difficult and that requires more practice but once you put some work into it, you'll learn more too! :D

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lxsli

Agreed very much, I tried looking up escuchando on the web and I still don't understand its grammar fully. Plus some use of subjunctive I think? Feels misplaced in the tree.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paolacroes

Escuchando means: someone 'is listening to' something, while the 'action (listening)' is still happening.

The difference between yo escucho and estoy escuchando is: - Escucho villancicos: I listen to Christmas carols (this does not imply WHEN you listen to the carols) - Estoy escuchando villancicos: I am listening to Christmas carols (this sentence implies that you are listening to the christmas carols as you speak, you are doing it now).

I hope this is helpful.

*However I agree that you think it is misplaced in the tree because the verbs are more difficult and haven't been taught to you yet.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jgsfcaus

Yes, present simple vs. present continuous. Present simple = generally true, or usually happens. Present continuous = happening now and continuing to happen. I finally moved outside of just using present simple and started using present continuous as well. It's pretty easy! Estar + gerund form of verb (base of verb plus -ando or -iendo). Nice!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChadQmd

I just did it again today. It seems like it is a bit better. I got a broader selection of words, but still very specific in how you had to answer.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yumi33
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I experienced almost the same. There were some words in the vocab list, that was not in the lesson but others, which I looked forward to see, weren't.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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It's most likely because this is a new lesson. Possibly only two or three sentences were made for each word.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeprisYankoska

I was surprised to see dates and numbers, it was cool to learn new words, but on the other hand it was many steps ahead of my current stage of learning. It would be great to see an easier version for beginners like me on this stage in the future. This is because I love how Duolingo gradually develops my skills without any super advanced tutoring and grammar lesson horror. I like to keep my pace and learn slowly enjoying new sounds and words. This lesson was an opposite, because almost everything was new and would require a lot of side study to learn anything.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juloulip

It would be nice if there was a core vocabulary list for these special skills sections. Also, some of the translations which are place-specific are not acceptable for the Duolingo translations (like "donuts" for buñuelos, where only "fritters" will do).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stratisphear

I had one sentence with entirely new words that I just didn't get, and another where it was the verb "to give", but it only gave me the definition "to sell at bargain prices".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SmileItsKrupa

lf

5 years ago
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