https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre

Wrong image on multiple choice

Sorry if this has been brought up before. But I believe these planks are not a good representation of a forest:

February 7, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L

Actually, it is a good picture, as лес in Russian might mean not only forest, but also wood, timber. However, as we gave the word in the meaning of "forest", then obviously the picture doesn't work. Unfortunately you cannot fix only one picture. All I can do is to turn off the image exercise completely for this word.

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre

Yes, I figured that was what had happened. But when I checked google images all the photos were of forests, not wood. Is that the primary translation of "wood" or is there another word?

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L

The images are connected to the Russian word, which is лес - doesn't matter how you translate it. Then for the set of images you give 1 meaning in English, which is in this case - forest (the other 2 images for this word actually have forest). So the problem only occurs if a Russian word has several meanings, then you get a set of pictures which correspond to those different meanings, but any possible English translation can capture only 1 of those meanings, but not all.

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanShales

One time I was supposed to pick the picture of the banana and the only picture that best resembled it was a bowl of fruit. The funny thing was that I couldn't even see a banana in the bowl of fruit.

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex

In I believe Portuguese, it told me to pick banana and the choices were a bowl of fruit, an orange, and some green fuzzy round thing. Apparently the green fuzzy round thing was a banana. Bananas do not look like mangoes that have taken a bit too much testosterone and have grown a lot of chest hair. But maybe that's just me. =P

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanShales

Hahahahahahahaha:)

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L

Indeed, I've checked and actually of 4 images for the word banana only 1 contained any bananas with the the 3 other just having different other fruits.

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L

was typo, meant 1

February 8, 2017
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