"There are five desks."
It would be helpful if the hover-over hints on these didn't just spell out the Kanji but also had the kana for the numbers. I remember 五＝ご, but I have had trouble remembering 五＝いつ。 Also, in this instance, いつ is correct but ご is not. Since the Kanji is ambiguous, and people are learning this for the first time, having five show the correct answer in Kana seems important.
To someone without the prior background in Japanese, this could be unnecessarily confusing. Adding this material to the hints would hugely improve things, and this is something the course contributors can do without additional programming on the back-end, correct?
Did you remember to put が after the subject? I know I used to forget it a lot...
What's the difference between: つくえがいつつあります and いつつつくえがあります？ I wrote the second one and it got accepted and now I see that the first one is the main translation. Isn't it necessary to use the particle の if we switch the noun and the counter? I'm really confused now.
Im struggling with this "ga" and "wa" and when to use them!!! Urgh this is so frustrating!!
Apparently everyone has problems with this, I've been told fluent people get these mixed also so don't worry too much about it.
This video says: "As the subject particle が indicates existence." Not that it's the only function.
In what order shall I write 五つ, が and 机? I seem to have put both "机が五つ..." and "机五つが..." and Duo doesn't always accept the same version (varies from one occurrence of a similar exercise to another) ...
Wild guess why 5 desks ga arimasu is "wrong": 5 ends with tsu and desk begins with tsu.
I have to forgive that this course is still on beta, but must have at least some consistence with the order of the particles.
Should the 'count' go before the noun, or should it be inserted just after the が marker? Both seem to be accepted from what I can tell. Is this just a case of one is 'technically correct' and the other is 'colloquially correct', or does it actually matter which construct to use?
Inconsistency in the answers. On 'there are 6 desks', the ga came after 6 pieces. On this, it comes before.
Which is the (more?) correct form?