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"Αυτή φοράει τα παπούτσια μου."

Translation:She wears my shoes.

November 10, 2016



Ι found a different form of the verb in two different dictionaries. I found φορώ for "wear" and φοράω wasn't in either of them.


    Both are correct. There are many verbs with one long, double vowel ending that is truncated to a single vowel like this. For more see here. (Although I have to add that the second example given there, οδηγώ, is now practically conjugated like αγαπάω in its long form.)


    Is there a word for "tennis" or "sneakers"?


    "Αθλητικά (παπούτσια)".


    the most annoing thing here is when the answer scorred incorrect on typos in English. And it happens for years without improvements. I typed "She wear" instead of "wears" and got "incorrect". This is what cossed me to drop duolingo previously and seems to happen again. I gave only one example but it happens all the time.


    you can see from the mistakes in my cry that english is not my native language. BTW I have an easy suggestion from the point of UX and programming logic how to improve this aweful experience with typos and mistakes.

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    There are certain things that are "typos" and other things that are "wrong". Using the wrong form of a verb is a big mistake. "wear" is used with I/ you/ We/ they it "is not used with** with "he'/ "she/ "it".

    But we have a way to make it all very, very easy and it doesn't matter what your native language is.


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    1. I use smartphone so it's not so usable what you suggested.
    2. "she wear" is definitely a typo... and it's very disappointing when you do all right and then in the last step of the lesson you brake all your achievement due to such a stupid typo. :(

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    Even on a mobile you can access the correct translations. And if you want to change what the algorithm chooses to accept as a typo you'll have to address your comment to the Duolingo Administration. We here are teachers and this Forum is for language-related discussions.


    But as a teacher I can attest to the fact that the correct conjugation of verbs is much more important than a typo.


    In mobile I don't have all these features you mentioned (or probably I cannot find them, but if so it's the UX issue)

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