https://www.duolingo.com/andrewduo

Unlearned words in solutions

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In the last few days, Duolingo seems to have got much worse at offering words I haven't learned yet, especially in the multiple choice sections. Although I do know the words for a required translation, it's giving alternatives using words I don't know (yet). For example (this is Spanish, but I've seen it in Italian and German too), for "They find the food", which I would know as "Ellos encuentran la comida", it gives "Ellas consiguen la comida" and "ellos consiguen los alimentos", despite the fact that I haven't been taught consiguir or alimentos. This is just one example - I've seen quite a few, but mainly in the last week or so.

March 15, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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We had a bug in which the multiple choice answers were showing words that people hadn't learned yet. This bug has now been fixed. Sorry about that!

March 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mjtmaster2

It's still doing it for me

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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Here I speak for me.

I love to make mistakes, and I love to find words I don't know and look for them on my own, I definitely don't care how many hearts I have at the end of a lesson, If I need to review it once/twice/n-times again it means I will have more chances to learn some words.

Said that, I am using Duolingo especially for German to review cases and articles, since I never remember if a word is masculine, feminine or neutre. Therefore I know what the exercise is speaking about in the most of the cases.

I should try to learn Portuguese to see how frustrating it could be. :D

March 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/andrewduo
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Thanks for clearing that up, Luis. Marziotta - I completely understand, sometimes I like to be surprised too, and it is a great way of learning - I just got a bit frustrated since I was trying to mop up the last heart to make 100% on the skill! (PS - I feel your pain about the German - I'm having a hard time with the der, die and das too).

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fivehopsaway

I noticed that! It was driving me crazy and causing a lot of silly error in lessons.

March 16, 2013
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