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

Spelling Errors Report discussion! [BETA]

Hi everyone,

Because over the last couple of days many of you have pointed out a few spelling errors found in the tips and notes section, I've decided to create this discussion page where you can report misspelled words found.

Any other errors and reports; in-course content: please report those via duolingo's traditional report feature.

Thanks for helping us make this course great! :-)

November 16, 2016

41 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rucho94

I'll focus only on the Romanian phrases. Let's start... :)

Common phrases : [îți] mulțumesc/merci ("mersi" should also be accepted. It's on DEX :) )

Food 1 : Noi mâncăm /voi mâncați (not "mănâncăm/mănâncați")

Plurals : bear - urs - urși - consonant alteration + i (the way it's now doesn't really explain what happened in the pluralization)

Definite articles : vulturi - vulturii ("vultur" was written)

Numbers 1 : douăzeci și trei, patruzeci și șase , șaizeci și trei (de) milioane două sute optzeci și una (...) (it was written all together, like in German)

Numbers 2 : al unsprezecelea, a unsprezecea ("unsprăzece" isn't listed on DEX), a douăzeci și una

Verbs Present 2 : No corrections, just a question. Why is "a vroi" considered wrong? Even DEX lists it as correct...

Dates and Time : Not about Romanian, just a nerdy remark. :) "Duminică" comes from "dies Domini" (day of the Lord), not from "dies Solis" (day of the Sun).

Occupations 1 : vulpe

Prepositions 1 : Ea l-a văzut ieri pe Mihai

These are the mistakes I've found so far. I'm really enjoying this course. I must say it's WAY WAY WAY better than the reverse tree! Felicitări tuturor!!!!!!!!! =D

(Last nerdy remark: "dor" doesn't have a translation in English, but it does have in Portuguese: "saudade" =) )

November 16, 2016

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

Thanks for reporting this!! I'll take care of it soon.

November 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

here https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Adjectives "Most of them, though, change have a different form in each case"

"While learning the language, you will notice that most adjectives roughly follow the above endings with e a few exceptions"

"Some adjective have the same form in all possible use cases, but they few and some of them are rarely used"

also ş and ţ used instead of ș and ț

https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Basics-1 tu eşti voi sunteţi

https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Basics-2 voi aveţi

November 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

another ş here: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Numbers-2 al douăzeci şi cincilea

November 18, 2016

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

Done :-)

November 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

another ş https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/prepositions_1 Numai eu ştiu să le-ascult

November 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

again ş and ţ https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Adverbs dimineaţă orişicând târâş-grăpiş

December 15, 2016

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

tip and notes of: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Definite-Article-Pl

vultur instead of vulturi super instead of supe

November 19, 2016

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

Household 4/ 7 ,,Noi punem cearşaful peste saltea'' tradus la plural ,,sheets''.

November 20, 2016

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

,,The second girl is british''. Nu a fost acceptată varianta ,,A doua fată este britanică" ci numai ,,Fata a doua este britanică''

November 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexjw116

In the adjectives skill, lesson 6, the sentence "el este un bărbat cumsecade" should translate to "he is AN honest man" (since the "h" in English isn't pronounced), but instead if marks it wrong in favor of "he is a honest man" which is improper English.

November 17, 2016

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

fixed, thanks!!

November 17, 2016

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

Hi there! Whilst I was doing the tree, I have noticed something quiet strange. I'd like to report this inappropriate sentence shown: here. There are many people seeing it on Duolingo, especially the younger ones...who may find it so "out of order". Please fix it! Thank you!

November 17, 2016

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

Initially it was added as something that would've been potentially useful..
For many people, watching the news is quite common and things like this happen.
However, that is no justification for my lack of judgement and I perfectly agree with your POV.
I removed the sentence from the course, and it will be replaced with a new one in tree version 2.0 :-)

November 19, 2016

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

Thanks! Glad to hear. I was just shocked when the audio started to talk, thinking I was on the wrong page :) I don't watch the news, so it doesn't sound really familiar to me...

Happy learning and contributing;

November 19, 2016

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

Tips and notes for food 1: "If the quantity is known, you should use the proper from." (S/B "form.")

November 18, 2016

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

Done, thank you!!

November 18, 2016

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

In capitolul ,,Politica'' pronunţia cuvantului ,,pace'' este gresită.

November 20, 2016

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

Hello, I was going through the course, and I found a labeling problem in the "Dates & Time" lesson's notes. In the charts explaining the differences between Romanian and English, the labels should have been swapped. This is not too much of an issue but none the less, I just wanted to bring it up.

Lesson Link: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Dates-and-Time

Thanks so much for all the hard work. :)

December 20, 2016

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

yes ! there is an error in Weekdays/Zilele sapamnii and in Months of the year/Lunile anului labels have to be swapped (romanian/english) thanks !

May 20, 2017

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

Not really a spelling errors but I got marked wrong for typing "trousers"

November 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rucho94

Please report it. Let's make this wonderful course get perfect! =)

November 16, 2016

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

Don't worry, I did :)

Thanks so much for this course XD

November 16, 2016

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

In the very first set of notes at the bottom under TO BE it says:

"In Romanian, the subject of any setence has to be in agreement with the verb representing the action it is performing."

I believe it should be saying sentence, instead of setence. Thanks for offering this course! I am excited to start!

November 17, 2016

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

In Plurals tips & notes the English word for bere is bear instead of beer

November 17, 2016

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

Fixed :-)

November 18, 2016

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

Thank you for your hard work ^^

November 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe89

In the first paragraph of the tips and notes in Adjective Comparison there are three spelling mistakes of the words 'involves, irregulars and involve'.

I'm really enjoying the course so far, thank you for doing such a splendid job!

November 22, 2016

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

I'll second these corrections. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/AdjComp

Unlike English, Romanian has only one way of comparing adjectives, and it involes no irrgulars. involves irregulars

It does, however, invole some degree of inflection just like in the case of adjectives. *involve

January 7, 2017

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

Occupations-1 vuple instead of vulpe

November 22, 2016

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

Adjectives (https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Adjectives):

These rules and exceptions will come natural after a while...

Should be: These rules and exceptions will come naturally after a while...

Some adjective have the same form in all possible use cases, but they few...

Should be: Some adjective have the same form in all possible use cases, but they are few...

November 23, 2016

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

And should be "Some adjectives..."

January 7, 2017

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

Under Adjectives "Varible form" it says:

"Some adjectives like greoi (heavy)", but greu is heavy, greoi is clumsy.

November 23, 2016

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

Lesson "Possessive Adj.&Pron.": in the tables for Relative and Absolute Possessive Pronouns, the text inside the column "English" does not fit correctly. (This is probably not a mistake, but I just thought it might help if it fit better, so here it is!)

Thank you so much for all your effort! I'm loving the Romanian course. Cheers!

November 24, 2016

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

Lesson "Numbers 1": under "Numerals up to nineteen", I believe the word "equivalent" is mispelled ("euqivalent"). Couldn't find it if anyone had already reported that here, through ctrl+F.

Edit:

Lesson "Numbers 1": under "Larger numerals", I believe the word "apart" is mispelled in "(apar from sută)".

December 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe89

Verbs: Present 1. In the tips and notes, the very bottom line: 'Becul se inventează în 1897. | The light bulb is invented in 1879.**' Is it 1897 or 1879 :P

November 25, 2016

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

In Numbers 2 https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Numbers-2

First does not comply with the rules and has distinct formes: *forms

Also not sure why the next line is in italics.

Table for 101st: a o sută una Should the o be in parentheses like the others of its kind in the table?

Masculine ordinal numbers that are formed from eight, milion, bilion etc.: *million, billion

Feminine ordinal numbers that are formed from two, four, thousand, milion etc. : *million

February 3, 2017

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

My corrections to the tips and notes from skill #1: Basics 1.

Consonants
For the "Consonants" table, it would be more useful to have a separate entry for each of the following:
Ce | tʃe | English example: check
Ci | tʃi | English example: cheek
Ge | dʒe | English example: general
Gi | dʒi | English example: gibberish

 or Î
I would rephrase a sentence as:
"The rule for choosing between them is that Î is only used at the start and end of a word."
In the word "neînfricat", the "ne" part is a prefix, not a preposition.

TO BE
The first sentence is a bit misleading, because it implies that you have to modify/decline the subject, instead of conjugate the verb, but then you go on and talk about conjugation. You mixed up declension with conjugation.
I would rewrite the sentence as follows:
"In Romanian, the verb of any sentence has to be in agreement with the subject performing the action."

March 31, 2017

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

I think that for "gi" a better word may be "gymnastics" or similar. In the part of the world we leave we heard "gibberish" pronounced the other way around, with "gi" as in "give"... (just "gibbering" here, I am not native speaker)

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

another typo here: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ro/Verbs%3A-Present1 Becul se inventează în 1897. | The light bulb is invented in 1879.**

April 23, 2017

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

In the "tips and notes" in "Occupations 1" - there seems to be a typo:

"Or if it admits an demonstrative pronominal adjective: acest [masc.]/acest[fem.]" Should it be "aceste" and not "acest" for fem.?

same "tips and notes": "Neuter nouns are usually naming objects. You can recognize them by counting like this: un [masc.]/o [fem.]"

Is this correct? Shouldn't it be "un [sing.]/două [plur.]" instead? Like in the example that followed this tip?

May 18, 2017
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