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

Unable to finish lessons because all of the answers are wrong

I've tried strengthening my french in 'Food' but evertime I do so the sentences 'Elle mange [du/de la/de l'] la soup' and 'Je bois [du/de la/ de l'] l'eau' come up and since all of the displayed answers are wrong I can't finish the lesson. I'm super annoyed since I've tried everything and it is clearly not my fault. Does anyone else have this problem?

June 14, 2017

27 Comments


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

The French course is pretty mature and most (but not all) of the kinks have been ironed out Can you take a screen shot of Duolingo saying your answer is wrong (be sure to include your "wrong" answer and Duolingo's "correct" answer), and then upload it to a website like Flickr, imgur, photobucket, etc. and share the link here?

It's much easier to help when we can see exactly what's going on.

Thanks!

June 14, 2017

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

I've never used Flickr before so I hope this works! https://www.flickr.com/photos/151689193@N07/with/34466763984/

June 14, 2017

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

It worked! Dang, you've done that one TONS. It should be "de" but they sure don't give you the option, do they? I agree with LanguageButcher: report and move on.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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The exercises shown are correct in the incubator but there is some kind of error in the way they are displayed (inserting an extra "la", etc.). This error is not limited to these two sentences (Je bois de l'eau, La fille mange de la soupe). It also affected a similar sentence (L'homme mange de la viande) Until the programmers can figure out what is making this happen and correct it, I have disabled the exercises in question.

June 15, 2017

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

Hi N6zs, thank you. I have been wanting to reach out to you about this but without the wall, what's the best way to reach out to an admin? Because just by mentioning your username here, you wouldn't be notified, right? I don't even know how to report spam anymore.

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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Yes, the playing field is changing in the middle of the game. We are all struggling to work with the new system. You can always report abuse to "abuse@duolingo.com". I am trying to find better ways to keep an eye on things myself.

June 15, 2017

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

I just tried that lesson and it gives me the sentence "Je bois de l'eau" to translate. So I think different people get different types of questions.

June 14, 2017

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

LOL. How many times have you done that exercise? I think you should just move on. Report and move on.

June 14, 2017

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

Waaay too many times. I'm just annoyed because everything is gold except for that little thing.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paralars1

Does it actually say [du/de la/de l'] la soupe or [du/de la/de l'] soupe ?

Either way, you can report the problem while you're doing the exercise

June 14, 2017

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

It actually says [du/de la/de l'] la soupe.

June 14, 2017

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

What do you mean all the displayed answers are wrong? Do you mean you have selected each one of those answers and each time Duo said it was the wrong one?

Or do you mean you're not seeing a right answer in those options? If so, what do you think the answer should be?

June 14, 2017

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

Both! There isn't a right answer but I tried each anyways to see if it works. The correct answer should be 'de l'eau' and 'de la soupe'.

June 14, 2017

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

OK. Sounds like a bug.

Are you on an app or on a browser (laptop/desktop)? If you're on a browser, try to refresh it (ctrl + F5 on PC). Sometimes all the files are not loaded correctly. If that doesn't work, definitely report.

The french tree, like Lrtward said, is very mature. However, Duo is working on a new version of the site and might have introduced new bugs.

June 14, 2017

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

I'm on a browser. I'm not sure if refreshing helps as I've restarted the 'Food' lesson several times, but I'll try, thank you for your answer!

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcD50

You have another way to strengthen the Food skill (not lesson). The Food skill contains 7 lessons. If you do again 3 or 4 of the lessons, or possibly less, you'll make the skill turn gold. And you will obtain more durable results if you do again the 7 lessons.

June 14, 2017

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

Haven't thought about that! Thank you!

June 15, 2017

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

However, Duo is working on a new version of the site and might have introduced new bugs.

This is exactly what I'm suspecting. I checked the aforementioned form exercises in the incubator and they are all fine. For some reason the nouns "eau" and "soupe" were introduced in the user's exercise with their respective definite articles, which don't exist in the incubator.

There have been quite a few bugs during this site transition period. We can't wait to get some stability.

June 15, 2017

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

The former for me... when trying all the options they are wrong.

June 15, 2017

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

June 14, 2017

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

Polly, I give you a lingot for having just the right answer at just the right time!

June 15, 2017

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

Much nice to your responce.Thank You

June 15, 2017

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

I'm having the same problem with the italian course. there is a mistake in the "correct answer" and it is impossible to move onto the next question. Also there is no way to report problems any more. What's happening?

June 15, 2017

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

I had the same problem with the de l`eau phrase ... there was no correct answer and I couldn't finish the lesson.

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kate15744

Plurals are flipping and changing as I watch, partly in English and partly in French.

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikayla43517

sometimes, i just try again another day.

June 16, 2017

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

Following this problem too

June 16, 2017
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