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German ordinal point causes sentence breaks in immersion

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German uses a full stop to signal ordinal numbers, like so:

"Der 1. Februar" (The 1st of February) "König Ludwig II. von Bayern" (King Ludwig II of Bayern) "Das 19. Jahrhundert" (The 19th century)

Sadly, this causes problems in immersion, breaking up sentences, and forcing translators to occasionally come up with some very creative sentence structures. I was just wondering: is there any way to fix this problem?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kai_E.
Kai_E.
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Hey, it is fixed for new articles!

I asked mstreeter about it and he said they're working on improving it in the long run, but the problem you mentioned was fixed in the last few days. So only articles uploaded during that time have the fix.

See this one for example.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Hello Jsprwstr,

You don´t have to create a complete sentence out of each section you translate. If a section splits, follow it as far as it goes, then move to the next section and complete it. When the document´s translation is complete it should read just fine. :)

PS I like to leave a link to the Immersion Community Guidelines whenever the topic of Immersion comes up: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1278938

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jsprwstr
Jsprwstr
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Yes, this is what I do, but German sometimes follows a word order that doesn't transfer too neatly to English, thus creating difficulties.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Ah, ok. My ignorance was plain. Thank you for handling it kindly. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jsprwstr
Jsprwstr
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That's okay. For the amount of help you offer us here, you're allowed the occasional mistake. :)

4 years ago