Translation:I talk to mom on the Internet every Saturday.
Remove "will" and it would have the same meaning.
when talking about habits in english one does not use will, one should use the simple present in this case
"Every Saturday, I talk with my mom online"
It corrected my response to "Every Saturday, I talk to my mom online"
Thats the same thing
I know that DuoLingo uses the flag of the USA as a symbol for the English language, but as a speaker of BE I find that the word "mom" sticks in my throat somewhat.
Wait, this sentence uses 会...so is it saying that "i WILL talk to my mom every Saturday" (as in, "I'm going to do it every Saturday, but I'm currently not"), or that "i AM talking to my mom every Saturday"?
But the "would" from the example solution conveys past, rather than future or present.
Yes, I am still confused about this one. I wish a native Chinese speaker would explain.
"I speak to my mum every Saturday on the internet" should this be accepted too?
"I will chat online with Mom every Saturday. " should also be marked correct. Please include this DuoLingo.
I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Singapore, and I just decided to take a look at the Chinese course here to see how is the standard. I am certain that almost every answer of mine is correct but I was marked incorrect by Duo.
Will is not used in sentences referring to habits. Only the present simple is correct here in English.
Ah, but this is Duolingo, where only American spelling counts. And you are required to abandon all normal English grammar.
If you use 'would talk' then it's a past habit like 'used to talk' (i.e. I don't do it now). There's nothing in the Chinese to indicate this past state.
聊天 is "Talk" sometimes and "Chat" is wrong. And sometimes it's "Chat" and "Talk" is wrong. Come on guys...
I don't get this 'would' stuff. Does it mean 'used to', a past habit or is it just the Chinglish speaking composers screwing up again?
Mama mia! Where is "my" in the Chinese sentence? In the dust bin with the multitude of this course's uncorrected error requests and the hoard of plundered test-hearts?