使い is not accepted 7 Dec 18. Its the listening lesson and requires つかい instead. Whats even more dumb is I can't report my answer as correct... Some consistency with kana usage would be appreciated...
Listening exercises are currently only able to accept one answer. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31092641
For food, right...?
Can't I say "I'll use a knife"?
You can :)
I said that and got marked wrong, I reported it
I translated this as "I use the knife", which was not accepted. Duolingo gave the current translation as "I use a knife". Since there is no article in the Japanese, both should be accepted, no? Only context could distinguish them.
No, "the" can change the sentence
I use a gun.
said by duolingo owl when you didn't do your Japanese lesson a day
I wonder why "I'm using a knife" is not accepted.
becauce there are differences between the Present/future form-thing you use with います, and Present Continuous.
I believe it would be something along the lines of ナイフをつかいています。Conjugating the verb to its てform and ending the sentence with います, it creates in a sense a phrase like "I am doing verb"
Why is knife in katakana?
Because its an imported word
Why not 包丁「ほうちょう」?