when i define kapelusz as a cap, duolingo usually says it's correct. However, in other sentences it is marked incorrect, saying hat is the correct answer. When does it mean cap and when does it mean hat. Thanks!
In many poken exercises I find it difficult to differentiate between y and e. Should y have an e sound?
No, it shouldn't. But many learners have problems with perceiving the difference between them. While to a native, the sounds don't even sound similar...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-mid_central_unrounded_vowel - this is the Wikipedia article on Polish Y, maybe it can be helpful.
Anyway, it should have worked. "violet" is closer to "fioletowy", but "purple" is a more common word in English, we decided that the colors are close enough (yeah, guys were deciding) to be accepted ;)