https://www.duolingo.com/Martytoof

Suggestion: Hide multiple choice answers until mouseover or keystroke

As with my previous suggestion, this one would help practice translation by not giving us three pre-translated options. Let us ponder the sentence in our mind before we see three options. This way perhaps one wouldn't be tempted to just pick out a keyword and pick the right answer based on that.

This might not be a great idea for timed quizzes, but for run-of-the-mill multiple choice questions I think it would be a great addition.

Even if it's something you allow us to toggle ourselves. No need to make it mandatory.

March 5, 2013

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Thanks for the feedback. We're making some updates to translations that will be out in the near future.

March 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nateinaction

I think the suggestion is referring to multiple choice questions in the lessons.

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nateinaction

Actually, I really like this idea. Often when I get to these questions I attempt to avert my eyes from the answers so I can guess on my own. It would be nice if Duolingo automagically hid the answers until I was ready to pick one.

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Carina90

I use my hand to cover the answers up on the screen so I can think the answer. If I see the answers, then I'll check for the key words

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

I was thinking the same thing. multiple choice questions are a bit too easy. great suggestion.

March 6, 2013
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