"He is a little heavy."
Putting the 'ha' and 'chi' in the same tile is very strange and confusing for newer learners. It makes it seem like a word on it's own in this context instead of a particle and the start of a different word.
There was way too much combining of tiles in this one, for certain. Unecessarily confusing.
Personally, I think this kind of structures force me to carefully choose my answer. When it comes to normal exercises, I kind of do them mechanicaly, so this is a nice addition for me.
Agreed. But then the pronunciation of the words needs to be correct, which it is not on the audio while selecting the answer.
Agreed, I initially dismissed the tile as saying "eight" until I realized none of the others had a viable connector word for "is". It does make you think, but not sure it's in an instructive way.
That's a really refreshing comment to read. Everyone wants this course to cater to them and complain so much. It's nice to see someone looking at it positively
It's a bug, not a feature. It's like if the sentence was broken up in English: Hei sal ittleheavy.
Totally agree. I sat here wondering where the ga part was for kare and had to actually look at each tile carefully. Its good practice and puts a spin to the way you learn imho.
Haha, this sentence was blocked comically. I figured it out after thinking about it for a while.
I feel like if there's going to be audio feedback, the tiles should at least avoid splitting syllables. "hachi yo..." is pretty different from "wa cho..."
well at least now they seem to have smashed half of the sentence into one tile
I get why they do this kind of thing; spaces and punctuation are basically non-existent in Japanese, and they're trying to convey that. But in this format it's more confusing than it needs to be, especially considering the pronuniciation of hachi, and therefore unnecessarily/artificially difficult.
Again when you mash things together in order to trick us it's not cool!
Quite confusing sentence on how they are grouping the sounds. Fix please.
So that's four questions in ten minutes that have been messed up in some way. ❤❤❤❤ this app.
My (native speaker) Japanese teacher says this is not the most natural way of saying this; 彼はちょっと太っています being a better choice.