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

"Hello, server."

March 16, 2013

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

"Kellner" is accepted but not suggested? Why?


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

It suggests 'Server' yet counts it as incorrect


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

In German, a "Server" is a network server (computer) only.


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

I appreciate your input, but why does it suggest it as an answer then?


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

It's a dictionary. It tells you all or at least some possible translations of a word. However, not all translations are correct in every context. Unfortunately, Duolingo's dictionary doesn't have context information. I highly recommend using a dictionary that does.

http://goo.gl/fB0v5

http://www.wordreference.com/ende/server


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

And that is one reason you cannot simply use a translation dictionary to communicate in any language with out some knowledge of the words themselves.


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

Without any context it should be accepted, too. What if I do a practice of all skills and don't know whether it is some weird sentence about a network server or a sentence about a human server? There are quite many strange phrases on Duolingo.

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