Translation:It is 12 o'clock now.
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I don't understand why duolingo continues to separate o and 'clock if it always creates a bug in the system that says there is a typo. It has been this way for a long time and since 'clock isn't able to be used on its own (otherwise the options would be o' and clock), they should just put it as one word working around the bug entirely.
So, are you guys reporting when an answer that should be accepted isnt, or when there are issues? This is one of the smaller duolingo courses, so it's important to report when there are issues so that they can improve the course. Also, how's the response rate when you report issues?
Lol. The Chinese people interpreting the proper and common useage of the English with very minimum sentences and words. As you and I and all other people who speak English (first language mostly) are learning Chinese with minimum proper Chinese sentences and useage we can give the "teachers" many more other sentence organizations that eould also be correct. However thede other English sentences are not in the computer to monitor them as correct sentences...yet that is. Just write the "My sentence should also be correct.". This will ebentually be read by a Chinese person read it and add it to the correction lists. Not much other actions will quickly make better English to help the student get proper answers more easier and faster and make the students more positive learning Chinese. Dui bu dui?
Hey, Duolingo! How should I answer:" It is noon. " If the damned word " noon" does not exist among the selectable words at all? !!!!!! Anyway the "It is 12 o'clock now." sentence is much more correct, but it was not accepted, although, all necessary words were given to build up this sentence.
It's annoying that the English translation separates O and 'Clock into two separate parts. This is treated as a single word in English, what is gained by separating it into two words. This is not testing my understanding of Chinese but tripping me up in English (my native language) because it simply marks you as wrong if you don't notice or forget to click on the O AND the 'Clock. Obviously I should pay more attention, but still.
I've tried several times to say: "shi èr", but it has never acceptabled from you. Although I've modified more times its pronunciation, it always results getting wrong. I feel a little be annoyed but however, I thank you the same every day to improve our poor Chinese, and my English too. (A 69 year-old Italian teacher who still like learning foreign languages) 哈哈