Translation:I will take part in the dragon boat competition next year.
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That makes sense. I was a bit miffed for my 'dragon boat rowing competition' to be marked wrong. Thanks for pointing it out. But without specifying that it is a competition to make the dragon boat move through the water, it could be for the brightest coloured or largest or most fearsome boat.
Not sure any competitions in water-borne craft are ever called matches. Even when eights are raced in pairs it is called a race not a match. Similarly, a horse race with only two horses would still be a race not a match. Ditto skiing. I think when speed is an important factor it becomes a race regardless of the number of participants
My answer was marked wrong because i wrote "dragon boat rowing competition", while the expected answer was apparently "dragon boat festival competition". I have given feedback to say that if the latter is the actual translation, then the Chinese should have been "端午节比赛", not "划龙舟比赛"
"Next year I'm participating in a dragon boat competition." Marked wrong 16-Dec-2021. There should really be no distinction between "I will take part in" vs. "I'm participating" (future), and the Chinese offers no distinction between a definite or indefinite competition.
Presumably there is a context for the statement. For example if you were somewhere that had a well known race, you might say "I'm going to take part in the marathon next year" and people would know which one you meant even though there are many marathons. Both "a" and "the" are acceptable here I think.
"Next year I will take part in a dragon boat rowing competition" isn't accepted. Ridiculous. For a long time I've put up with this because Duolingo is a free app and I can't expect the computer grader to be that advanced. But now they've added the hearts/health feature that makes it impossible to complete a lesson with the poor computerized grading counting you off for irrelevant mistakes and even correct sentences, clearly to force you to pay for hearts. Duolingo, if you want me to start paying for the app, consider making it better quality than a free one, not worse. In the meantime, I'm done with you.