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"Nhiều người Việt Nam chỉ thờ tổ tiên của họ."

Translation:Many Vietnamese people only worship their ancestry.

October 13, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julestheman

Vietnamese people = Vietnamese, no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanetHoski1

You worship "ancestors", not the idea of "ancestry".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan553966

Ancestors, not ancestry??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan553966

Right on, Janet, but don't expect Duo to admit error.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanetHoski1

Thanks for the support. But don't they eventually go through these comments and try to improve the course?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan553966

I guess they read the comments but they are obstinately resistant to correction of their English even when multiple English speakers point out the problems. (This particular error has stood for at least five months after having been pointed out.) They need an English speaking editor with a working knowledge of linguistics.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan553966

In their defence, they are probably not paid to program for all allowable English translations. When their answers are correct I can accept having to accomodate them. When their English is simply wrong, however, it is galling to have to butcher the English to get out of the exercises.

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