Translation:What does this word mean?
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If you look closely, it is defining のこと nokoto, not ことば kotoba. I've reported it, I hope others will, too.
Clicking on the こ or と seems to make the AI think the word is のこと or at least that is what the hint says (it is combined with the の from この just before it) but clicking on the ば it correctly says that the word is ことば and means "word"
Dear Duolingo, why did you not teach us how to say this earlier????? Also things like "How do you say __" seem like obvious things to teach early.
With all these "helpful" hints from Duo, having watched "The Great Passage" is the only thing getting me through this chapter.
(And the commenters of course. ♥️)
Tango means vocabulary (vocabulary). When I was studying Japanese in high school we had a tango notebook for writing all the new vocab we had learnt in class.
単語 is simply one word, 言葉 could be a phrase. I think 単語 is more formal though
単語 literally means "single word." 言葉 is less restrictive: everything from "expression" to "language"—including "language of the contract," meaning "wording."
What nobody for "What's the meaning of this word?" Now that's a solid blow against Duolingo's brand of translationese!