https://www.duolingo.com/ShabbyDS

Far More translations into learning language needed

In my opinion there should be more translations from your mother tongue in the new language, because for many learners the other way round is too easy. Many can easily deduct any word in most romanian languages, but still they are not at able to speak the very languages they can understand so easily. Indubitably, many of duolingo-users are such people who do not have big problems enciphering romanian languages especially Spanish,French,Portugese,Italian, so therefore my tip: More translations into the new language. I'd be glad if You considered that

January 15, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/thekatmorgan

People already get around this problem by doing the reverse trees. That are much more helpful IMO after you have learnt the basics.

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rangdo

Yes. Now that I have my English-to-Italian tree all gold (yay, me!), I'm now 'learning' English via the Italian site.

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

You mean Romance languages, I guess. Romanian is the least easy language in the group that can be understood without having studied it, because several words are of Slavic origin.

It is true that translating into one's own native language is easier than the reverse task. Personally, I believe that Duolingo should give the learner the same number of sentences (exercises) in the two languages, but with a different degree of difficulty.
Longer and more complex sentences (including some idiomatic expressions) should be translated into the learner's own language, and slightly shorter and/or simpler ones should be translated into the language that is being learned, insisting particularly on constructions that differ in the two languages.

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

The new formate recently tested has a lot more translations from your native language into the target language.

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

DL is a free site, one of the best, and can only give so much

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaKir

Completely agree. I assume that this will evolve. I was thinking that what they should really do (instead of forcing the work-around, where people sign up for the reverse-tree after completing a tree) is learn that people are more advanced after they've already "gilded" a lesson, and as the lesson "decays" have it decay to a more advanced state, where the lesson contains more Native > Foreign translation tasks. The developers can only work so fast, but I'm sure that's the direction they're going. It only makes sense.

January 16, 2018
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