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someone likes a translation I did not do

In my stream there are "likes" from people for translations I have not done. I have looked through my entire stream and can not find "my" translations for the sentences in question. How is this possible?

June 3, 2012



This happens when you have translated a word or sentence correctly in another text, e.g. the word "receta" - "recipe". The system then transfers your translation to all texts, where the word "receta" is to be translated.


To add a little twist to this thread, Duolingo assumes the meanings of the phrases that we translate hold true for all of the pages of the internet, but in reality, sometimes the phrases are in different contexts, giving us alternate translations for the same phrase on different websites or pages within a website. I will start a question thread on this soon, but I would like some input.

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