https://www.duolingo.com/sbrandwoo

Lack of English to Spanish questions

When I first started using Duolingo, a long long time ago, I was regularly given an English expression and asked for the Spanish equivalent.

Now, I very very very very rarely get asked this sort of question. I only get Spanish -> English and the various multiple choice questions.

Am I unusual? Or is everything seeing this behaviour?

Thanks

January 16, 2013

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/WiresInABox

I have noticed the same thing when it comes to German. For the most of the time it feels like I'm learning English rather than German.... not that I don't need to practice my English as well but it's German I'm here for! I really want to practice to write German more, not just be able to understand and translate it.

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gcoid

I don't know about you but over the past 3 or 4 days when doing German practice sessions I've been getting almost a 50/50 ratio of English-->German , German -->English questions which I'm thankful fo but it's also slowed me down a lot. I find it a far better way of learning because it forces you to think of cases which when translating into English don't require as much thought

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sbrandwoo

What level are you on? Maybe it changes as you use Duolingo.. I'm level 15 and not seeing many (I had 3 today!!!).

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gcoid

I'm level 13 but I spend most of my time through the week doing practice sessions so it could be that because I've done so many of those that I'm getting a new formula to try. This could however be a test that the devs are running to see wether or not to implement it across the board

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sbrandwoo

Apparently my prayers have been answered and I'm now getting a good proportion of English to Spanish questions! It's hard, but feels like a much better learning process.

January 18, 2013
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