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

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A word of warning to all UK users: use US spellings or Duolingo won't recognise (SORRY RECOGNIZE) the word - lost a few hearts through that.

July 2, 2012

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

We try to accept both American and British spellings. When you see one that we should accept, please let us know using the "Still think you're correct" option.


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

On the other hand, I lost out for using "honors" instead of "honours". So Duolingo is a little mixed up.


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

Typical lack of awareness. I had noticed that "pants" was a favoured translation over "trousers" (for "Hose") and "soccer" over "football" (for "Fußball"). But I would think they'd know better than to only use an American dictionary. Very frustrating for people from the UK or other parts of the Commonwealth.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fr.jurado

feedback is suposed to solve those things in the mid-term. i'm from Spain and feel the same with Spain vs. South America stuff. just complain about it :)


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

I stand corrected, then. Maybe it's only the lesser known differences (like -ise/-ize).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

I agree with Luis ...... It's a difficult world ..... and do not agree with some things but I think they are looking for a prettier translation than the Computer form.. ... So I wish them all the best

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