https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KuiperBelter

Vocab for testing out?

Hi, newbie here. I've already learned hiragana and katakana, so I wanted to test out, but there seems to be some random vocabulary mixed in. I know some but not all of it, and it's a bit surprising to find vocab tests thrown in to the kana.

Question: is there a way of finding the vocabulary that will be tested, so I can study it without having to do the hiragana exercises?

Feedback: this is mildly annoying :)

November 24, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJCUAl

知らない単語ばっかりだったらレッスンを全部やった方がよくない?

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KuiperBelter

Hiragana and katakana. Not kanji (well only about a dozen).

And really? I am more annoyed now. What's the point of even having a "test out" feature if it tests something other than the nominal material? I could test out of hiragana easily, But there is something else hiding in there and I don't know what. And I don't want to have to go through 20 lessons matching a=あ to n=ん over and over again just to discover maybe half a dozen new words.

I can cheat on the test and google any unfamiliar words, but I didn't actually want to do that. I wanted to do it properly.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

Then why not simply sit down and go through the lessons? It doesn't take long if you do know your kana - I know, I did it the other day to find out if there were indeed katakana in the Hiragana lessons (and no, there are not). Make it timed practice, if you're feeling macho.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Creich1

You can view what words are in a lesson before starting it, why don't you just make a few flashcards and learn those words? There's not that many and they are the most basic words in the whole language, if you know hiragana already it shouldn't be that hard.

November 25, 2017
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