Translation:What gifts cannot be given to Chinese people?
What gifts should not I give to Chinese people? This answer is awkward, and not natural grammar. Should read, "What gifts should I not give to Chinese people?" You also need more allowable answers to all your questions when the answer is required in English. On a side note, Engish is much more flexible to the placement of time than you are allowing in most of the questions.
"What gift can you not give to a Chinese person?" should be accepted.
"What gifts can you not give to a Chinese person?" Still reported wrong as of 2019-03-26. Reported.
Do not give a clock (送钟) to a stranger because the word is pronounced the same as 送终 (to prepare for someone's death).
I think I also heard somewhere that you shouldn't give a group of four things as a gift, because 四 ("four") sounds like 死 ("death"). (I'm assuming less superstitious people wouldn't really care, though.)
For the emotionally labile amongst us whom imagine that a language app which is largely occupied by freeloaders can simply manifest a bug-free experience, just like that, are welcome to flush themselves back down the toilet pipe they floated in on. You are aware that this is a BETA version, right? REPORT your alternate suggestions and otherwise STFU. Duolingo has approved 8 of my alternate responses in just the past week! Fabulous work! If we can channel our criticisms constructively we can have this in ALPHA as quickly as BETA appeared. And I, for one, am so grateful for the appearance of Mandarin here on Duolingo. 谢谢!
On the flip side, it could be that the system might not do enough to ensure people know they're sign up for a beta course and what that's going to mean.
And I have changed my opinion. This course DOES suck. Thanks for the correction about versions, too!
The subject of the Chinese sentence is implied - could be I, you, or one in English.
Wow, I have HSK 5 and am about to take HSK 6 and I am continuously failing these quizzes. I think it's clear that whoever is writing the English translations for these sentence is not proficient in English and is not allowing enough flexibility for the answers. Time can be placed in the beginning and end of a sentence in English.
"What gifts are inappropriate to give Chinese people?" Is the true meaning of the Chinese sentence. "I can not give" implies that there is some law or rule that is restricting you from giving the gift; obviously not the intended meaning here.
trying to guess what subject they want me to assume is getting really old, really fast. I understand that in Chinese context is implied, but if duolingo cannot provide the context, why are all various possible subjects not accepted?
Duo told me that "What gift can not I give to Chinese people?" is the right answer. Huh? Seriously?
DON'T give them Chinese on Duolingo, that's for certain!
This strictness of these answers are maddening！ You should remove Chinese from Duolingo. This is not learning... it's an exercise in frustration.
Should be "omega". God awful app!