Yes. Any noun that begins with a vowel takes "an" not "a" for its indefinite article. For that matter, in pronunciation, the article "the" is pronounced "thee" if the noun begins with an article. So Duo is WRONG here. THis is AN orange
Somebody could have reported their answer as close enough, and duolingo would have changed the possible solutions to include it. It does seem a bit odd though.
plese, delete your mistake! aN orange is correct! And why you do not react for more then a month!?
I wrote aN orage and got wrongly "wrong"... I missed my third sharpshooter star because of this mistake... my answer shuold have been accepted... :(
If you follow the thread, you will know what "this" is. The English translation given by Duolingo for the German sentence is incorrect.
Sentences often have multiple accepted alternatives (indeed, people often complain that there are too few alternatives accepted).
So there is nearly never a single "the" English translation.
It's always clearest to specify exactly which sentence you mean, rather than referring to something like "the English translation given by Duolingo" or "what Duolingo wrote".
In one of the exercises, a translation for "das ist ein Orange" is asked for. The translation given by Duolingo as the 'correct' answer is "this is a orange"; that translation is incorrect. I can't tell you which exercise this discussion relates to as I can see no way to identify it from this thread.
This sentence belongs to the Pearson course.
Many Pearson sentences are visible to the public (and not only to those who have paid to take the Pearson course); see, for example, https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24066422 .
And unfortunately, quite a number of them contain various errors, such as "This is a orange" in this case.
You can report "This is an orange" as "My sentence should be accepted", and/or "Correct solution is unnatural or has an error". I do not know whether or how quickly they act on reports, nor whether they read these sentence discussions, but I suspect that they do not read sentence discussions - posting here will not accomplish much.
So please do not post here any more about the error, though if you have questions about the grammar or vocabulary, you are welcome to post those.
The Pearson sentences are scheduled to be separated from the public course at some point and then this sentence should no longer be present. I don't know when this will be, however.
You can leave feedback about the Pearson course here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24052907
Oh so the orange emote doesn't show up in comments. What i actually typed was "that is an (orange emote)"
Hallo. Ich heiße Narie. Can someone please tell me how to pronounce "orange" in german? Could you please spell it the way it should pronounce? DANKE
In the app it is possible to turn the microphone off if you're unable to speak at the moment. On a computer is not possible and you have to skip and get an incorrect solution