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Immersion translations should be allowed both ways

Ikamjh
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When I do a translation from English to another language I'm learning from English, its counted as progress in learning English, which I already know as my native language and do not need to learn, instead of the language that I am actually learning. Vote up if you want this to be changed!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Hi Ikamjh,

I am completely puzzled about what you are describing. You should be gaining XP towards your target language (language you are learing), not your base language (language from which you are learning the other language.

If you are experiencing something different, I suggest moving your post to the Troubleshooting forum. Here are instructions for how to do that:

You'll need to subscribe to that forum first. To do so, go back to the General Discussion forum, look to the right where it says Subscriptions and click Edit. Add Troubleshooting. Then come back, edit your post, and select Troubleshooting in the drop down menu at the top of your post. Make sure to add your Operating System and Browser (for example, mine are Windows7/Firefox).

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PS I would love to see a screenshot of what you're seeing if you are willing to post one.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I think Ikamjh is saying that translating into the target language is as important a skill as translating the other way if you want to learn a language - more important, ultimately, as it's productive rather than passive use of the language. And thus that the points should be credited for the target language when translating either way, not labelled as 'learning' one's native language. It's about how the points are expressed.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Oh! Ok thanks!

Ikamjh, you can do the reverse course for more practice :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I think the point is that Ikamjh wants the progress counted together as the learning of one language - if I'm reading correctly. Not to be told he or she is making progress in the native language rather than in Spanish etc. But maybe I'm wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I'm glad at least one of us isn't having an off day Luscinda. Thanks again!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ikamjh
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Yeah. Thats what I meant. What you said Luscinda.

4 years ago