https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marqwert

Worst bug in the Japanese for English speakers course (in the final version)

This question has the worst bug ever:

"アメリカ......です。 " translation:I am american.

The correct answer is 人, but the only options are :

  1. ジョン (John)

  2. わたし (me)

I tried both and both are incorrect.

I hope they fix it soon because I can't finish the course without answering it correctly.

October 15, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/testmoogle

Some more info would help.

  • Which lesson did you encounter this in?
  • Are you on desktop web, mobile web, Android app, or iOS app?
  • Do you have a screenshot so we can see exactly what you saw?

I had a look for it and found it in the 5th skill "Intro" and lesson 3 of that skill. I'm using Chrome on my Windows 10 desktop PC.

Here's the screenshot I took just a minute ago for what it looks like for me:

I've no idea why it was different for you. If you can give some more concrete details about it, someone might be able to help solve the problem. ^^

(Also, this course is only released in "beta" testing version still, not "final version". It's in incubator phase 2, not incubator phase 3.)

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/googols

I agree with you.
I hope it helps him/her
アメリカ(国名:country names in Japanese)+人 =アメリカ人(American)
日本人(Japanese)=日本(国名)+人

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marqwert

I know it's a beta, i was trying to say that it is already launched for using in the web. And i am using the mobile web version.

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/testmoogle

Ah, okay. ^^

I've just tried "Intro" lesson 3 on my phone. Immediately on the first question I could see there is a problem! ↓

It doesn't allow page scrolling or zooming out. So there's no way to read the third answer choice (and any other answer choices that might be below it). Definitely badly designed.

A few questions later I encountered the sentence you are talking about: ↓

I thought this sentence wasn't going to display correctly for me either. I guess it just depends on luck with which mobile device and what size screen you have. Hope they fix this. ^^

For now, you could click "request desktop site" in your mobile browser menu (if it has this). This isn't a great solution though and isn't nice to use.

(My phone: Android, Sony Xperia Z3, 5.2 inch screen, using Chrome mobile browser.)

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kiwodaku

Good sleuthing, moogle. Have a lingot for your hard work.

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marqwert

I am using my iPad. And for me the first one works but not the second one.

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/googols

Did you use your devise horizontally?

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marqwert

Yes

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NguynMaiHo11

Well, that's strange

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chilotin

It seems like you missed the option 3. In my opinion, the worst error is the sound of , pronounced as . That pronounciation only happens when は is a particle, はな doesn't sound わな.

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smokey2022

That's because in actual Japanese, the particle は makes the sound わ. That's not actually an issue, just a weird quirk from the language itself.

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marqwert

That is what I thought when it had only 2 options and any of them made any sense.

October 15, 2017
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