https://www.duolingo.com/PatrikRosen

Faults in Duolingo?

If I find faults in Duolingo, can I report them somewhere?

Very easy example: the professor. I get "correct" when I write "Der Professor" but not when I write "Die Professorin". As far as I understand, both should be correct, depending on their gender.

I also find quite many more faults, because I am from Sweden. German and Swedish is simply more compatible than English (especially american english) and German. I also live in Vienna, and Austrian German is often not correct in Duolingo.

Is there anything I can do or should I just accept faults with a laugh and move on?

All the best,

/P

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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You can report the answer - the message that says whether you're correct or not contains a flag icon where you can suggest an improvement to the sentence.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bersalon
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You can report problems here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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What widle said for reporting.

To the best of my knowledge, Austrian German is intentionally not accepted . Ditto for Swiss German. The course focuses on Hochdeutsch. So (as an example) suggesting Erdapfel as a translation for potato might not get accepted.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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Ah, I thought it was strictly Austrian usage. Danke! :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter-2K
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It would be better not accepted. Depends on the german region you may get a laugh in return if you are using 'Erdapfel', because it sounds like ground or soil - apple.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrikRosen

Thank you for your answers. The flag seems convenient! :) And ok, there is a point in that it is Hochdeutch. I will just accept that and use the small irritation I feel to remember Austrian Deutch too.

2 years ago
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