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"Where is the metal?"

Translation:Wo ist das Metall?

May 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandon268172

Why does this have "metall ist wo" as the clue on another version if this question but it doesnt work as the answer?


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

Why does this have "metall ist wo" as the clue on another version

Do you have a screenshot showing this odd hint "metall ist wo"?

I can't see any multi-word hints here in the backend at all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandon268172

Actually, I just found that there is a whole thread for that specific question but when I had the question it had the translation as where is the metal. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/2229549


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

Oh wow -- that is a bizarre sentence.

My first instinct would be to report it as "Sentence is unnatural or has an error", but I doubt that will be noticed, since it's too vague.

So perhaps deliberately submit an "answer" along the lines of "This sentence is unusual and should be removed from the course" and when you get marked wrong, report it as "my translation should be accepted".

Such suggested additional translations are visible to the course contributors and if they happen to look into the reports for that particular sentence, they may hopefully do something about it.

Given the number of reports (literally hundreds of thousands), it might take three or four years before it's noticed, but I can't think of anything better.

There are a number of weird sentences on the course that I think should really be dropped, but I don't know how to contact the course maintainers to make them aware of them more efficiently.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandon268172

If I run into it again I will. It was only a listening exercise and didn't think to save it.

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