12 words and I'm suppose to translate?

I completed the first few lessons which means I know about a dozen words. The next "lesson" is translation all of which is wholly words I've never seen! HUGE jump in ability demanded or I am not allowed to continue? I don't understand. How do I bypass the impossible translation requirement and get to the next dozen beginner words?

January 24, 2013


You can do the next set of lessons without having to translate.

January 24, 2013

I agree. The "real-world translations" seem REALLY out of place. I like duolingo in general but I still have no idea why these are placed where they are on the site and in the iPhone app. I would love to hear an explanation for this. We should be able to "master" a skill without translating sentences containing words that have nothing to do with the current skill being learned.

January 25, 2013
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