When you translate by tapping words the fact that the first word to use has a capital gives half the answer away. Why is that?
I also wonder what the point is to learn 46 languages and be at the very begining of many, this I see by some users. For sure that must be super confusing and not really beneficial? please explain.
At first, I thought it was rather juvenile to have the first word of the sentence capitalized. It was sort of like cheating. However, now that I'm working on courses I see that this allows the addition of more complex sentences. If you have a foot up on the first word you can form more complex and more advanced sentences. It takes a while to notice but I now appreciate it..
This is an interesting feature. A few years ago before there were as many different types of lessons, I could complete skills on my friend's German Duolingo without knowing any German by starting with the capitalized word, then picking out what seemed to be nouns and verbs to build a sentence.
There was a time about a year and a half ago when they undid all of the capitalization for the android app at least, but that didn't last long.