"It is 7:07."
Some of the numbers have different readings in different situations, don't they? Should this be read with "nana-fun" instead of "shichi-fun," for example?
I'd complain about seemingly random rules like this, but then I remember English is basically a giant collection of totally random rules, and I'm just used to it after speaking it for 30 years. :D
I wonder why arabic is labeled as a difficult language, there is no random rules.
Itd be helpful if questions like these had audio so I could hear the phrase. Like, i remember the kanji for minute, but I cant remember the sound...
Or to hear which pronunciation of a number to use. All well and good if I want to recognize or write time, but how should I say it...
I'm doing this on Desktop and the exercise has audio for me when I click through to the discussion page.
It would be a huge improvement I think if there could be playback on the page for the exercise, but this is a site-wide complaint / suggestion / improvement for ALL languages. It seems like something that would be trivially easy for them to add too, like, have a speaker appear after the exercise were completed and allow it to play without requiring people to load the discussion page.
Perhaps submitting a bug report could help? I think if they heard from more people on this issue they might add this.
The app should explain that some numbers change when you are talking about time.
My teacher used to say Japanese people don't like saying ななじ because it sounds too much like 鼻血 [はなじ] (nosebleed)
That's how it should be; Japanese has multiple readings for each character based on Chinese or Japanese (On'yomi and Kun'yomi, respectively). Shichi is the on'yomi and nana is the kun'yomi. They're used in different situations and unfortunately Duolingo doesn't really explain it.
And why DuoLingo needs to add an Audio to speak the final sentence!
It would also be appreciated if the tiles some the correct reading for the exercise at hand!
And then since there are exceptions to pronunciations of certain character combinations, a final Audi for the full sentence is needed!
I used to have a little app on my Android phone called "Voice Clock". Every hour the little character (from Vocaloid) would announce the time in Japanese. This lesson in Duolingo is a little easier because of it.
Hm.. I have no idea when to use the different readings - kunyomi and onyomi .. Hopefully I will build up to that!
You get used to it someday. 'K' of knife is not read. Too difficult! But I know the spelling now. But I don't know the rule yet. :D
It doesn't help when both 七 in the answer selections are both pronounced しち
Even though there are multiple ways to mix the pronunciations of 七, having one 七 with the しち sound bite and the other 七 with the なな would at least make the answers you construct consistent with the questions/examples it gives you.
I sometimes find the same problem to be honest. Some modules feel like they really ramp up in difficulty compared to the previous one.
My suggestion if you're struggling is to go back to the previous module in the series (i.e. Time 1) and keep doing that. It does get repetitive, but sometimes working up to level 5 in a module before moving on really helps.