"Él conoció a los padres de su novia."
Translation:He met his girlfriend's parents.
I put "he met the parents of his girlfriend" and was counted wrong! There seems to be a lot of (new?) exercises with glaring mistakes.
Actually, 3 months later than you, I wrote "He knew the parents of his girlfriend' and DL corrected that with "He met..." This is a real headache! If they are wavering in certainty about what the answers are, how are we supposed to... ah never mind!
I agree that this is a correct and COMMON way to say it in English. I reported it. Seems that duolingo has a bias toward believing that in English we would always use the form "his girlfriend's parents" , when in fact in many situations, it'd equally common to state it as "the parents of his girlfriend". I'm sure Duo will eventually get around to accepting this translation... They only can work so fast at enriching their massive database of acceptable answers, triggered by reports by users.
Agree. Now in this case (as in a few earlier) they try to avoid - or at least get us avoid the 'of-gen. even though it's the best translation here. You see, 'he met the parents' , and they sort of happened be ones of his novia. In English anyway, the things that weigh more should be placed first and the explanatory things later. This thing must be corrected!
My answer was the same and it was still marked wrong as of 8/30/18. I'm reporting it. Good news is several things I've reported have been corrected recently, so looks like our reports are making a difference.
Sam same happened to me and not the first time. The author of these exercises doesn't seem to be aware of the fact that you can say both, 'my girlfriend's parents' and 'the parents of my girlfriend'. Please change your settings accordingly
Same here. Reported 5-18-2018
They'll get around to it, everything's still pretty new.
I agree with rowith, The Duolingo English translations are for the birds.
I think DL needs more native English translators. Some of these answers are "totally off the wall.".
He met the parents of his girlfriend marked as incorrect....reported 8.28.18
"He met the parents of his girlfriend?"
It was marked wrong as of Sept 12, 2018. First off, how did this escape beta testing? And why hasn't it been fixed in the months since it was released?
That's strange, because I got a message from them, that my similar answer " is now accepted" ?????????
If that's true, it's true bull-. But I've noticed, that after you have been dismissed, you can get several different 'corrections' from time to time. So they are not much to rely on.