https://www.duolingo.com/Aamira828

proper names in lessons

Don't know about anyone else but I hate that proper names have been added to the lessons. This does nothing to improve my understanding of Spanish and just creates more typing. Anyone agree?

1 year ago

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I'm glad to see the occasional name. Part of learning a language is becoming familiar with the common (and, eventually, not-so-common) names. My high school textbooks used Spanish names as a matter of course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aamira828

An occasional name is fine but some lessons are just loaded with them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aamira828

Love your 870 days. Got to almost a year and went on vacation so that was the end of my worrying about keeping my streak going.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchFireBird
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Yeah, that's part of the reason I don't really learn it; quite a few times I have spelled the name wrong and gotten the translation wrong.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aamira828

Know what you mean!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Indian_Music

yes i agree :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore
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What kind of proper names? España -> Spain is important and useful but Juan -> Juan/John is not. Maybe one of the latter is okay to use when you teach "My name is..." but that should be enough.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aamira828

I was talking about people names not countries! These are lessons that were recently changed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda_from_NJ

What I'm confused about is that the phone app doesn't capitalize Spanish names of the week and names of the month. I'd be grateful if anyone could tell me if they are supposed to be lower case Spanish woards. Thank you (anyone) in advance.

1 year ago

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Yes, days of the week and months are not capitalized in Spanish. Nor are adjectives for nationalities (i.e. "inglés"), but names of countries are.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GigiKaren
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I agree with the OP! It isn't just one here and there, which would only be mildly annoying, but in some lessons it's EVERY single sentence! It's distracting from the words I want to be more familiar with while adding a LOT more typing. Then to add to my misery, it complains when I don't (b/c I can't) add the accents to the names in English.

But hey, let me tell you how I really feel. =:o

1 day ago
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