Translation:We are reading the newspaper, you are reading the menu.
I have translated the following Romanian sentence into English. “Noi citim ziarul, voi citiți meniul”. I translated it as, “We read the newspaper, you read the menu”. Duolingo says I am wrong. It says I should have given the answer, “We are reading the newspaper, you are reading the menu”. Why? To the best of my knowledge Romanian only has one form of the present tense, unlike English with its three forms. So, I cannot understand why I cannot translate this Romanian sentence into the simple form of the present tense in English. Why does Duolingo want me to translate it in to the active form of the present tense?
If I remember right, both “We read the newspaper, you read the menu” and ”We are reading the newspaper, you are reading the menu.” are considered good answers in the course. When the system suggest you a translation, it pick for you, randomly, just one from the pool of best translations. So, there is no pressure to you to choose the suggested one, simply there is no space to show you all the best answers... That's why I think you made another mistake...