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

Too many mistakes in the Swahili course

Duolingo, There are just way too many errors in the Swahili course, namely in the English translations. It is very frustrating when correct answers are refused because the required answer is in broken English. You should have the English checked! Marie

March 29, 2018

20 Comments


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

This and every other issue has been ignored by Duolingo since Swahili's release.

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/strzyga956

Swahili course is a mess altogether. I still do not understand how it was ever moved up from beta without audio. Seems like the quality of the new courses is nowhere near the old ones. It's a real shame, but I guess Duolingo doesn't care about quality of what they put out anymore.

March 30, 2018

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

I'm just waiting for audio.

March 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmeeraShah1

i know right! I am from kenya just trying this out for fun and the grammar is absolutely atrocious. LOL

April 2, 2018

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

maybe you can try to volunteer to some of the translations? I was under the impression that they need people :-/

April 3, 2018

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

I would like to volunteer. Do you know who I can contact?

April 4, 2018

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

Check the link below. You are doing the Lord's work lol. This course needs help

https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

April 4, 2018

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

.....and I bet if you devoted just a week to the course we would see an amazing difference :-)

April 4, 2018

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

I have contacted them for volunteer opportunities. Hopefully they will react and then I can start working on some refinements. Shukrani sana!

April 11, 2018

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

They definitely need help people but they have never once recruited anyone anywhere like other courses have.

April 3, 2018

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

Ndogo! Some of us are ready to help.

April 4, 2018

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

I'm a native Swahili speaker and experienced the same frustrations, so I applied to be a course contributor...2 months ago. Never heard back

June 8, 2018

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

Hamjambo nyote?

I suggest we individually document the areas that have grammatical errors with an intent to share it with the app developers. Continous improvement... Ama niaje?

April 2, 2018

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

That would be great, but I don't see DuoLingo acknowledging or reacting on the issues...

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melodiejoi1

mimi sijambo, na wewe Je?

May 9, 2018

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

I'm giving up on this course. I'm a native English speaker and I'm tired of trying to guess which incorrect English response is the one the course has programmed as the correct answer. I'm getting questions wrong because the English translations are either flat-out incorrect, or they are phrases not in common usage (or at all?) like "How is the morning?" Nobody says that! We say "Good morning!" Why that is listed as a translation when you hover over the Swahili but "How is the morning" is the response we're expected to enter? It doesn't make sense.

And there's no audio?? Really disappointing.

April 21, 2018

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

Same for me... I was keen to improve my Swahili, I kept going, but I am now also giving up... Shame tho.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melodiejoi1

I have been tempted to try to volunteer even though I am not 100% fluent in Swahili. In this course i would rather translate a sentence in swahili than in English because some of the English translations are awful expecially for a person fluent in English.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melodiejoi1

They desperately need another native English speaker working on this course. The swahili side does not have as many errors. I like it because it teaches swahili how it is spoken in Tanzania.

May 9, 2018

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

it's like they're not that bothered to get help. I'm from Kenya, relocated to the US, and I grew up both speaking and formally learning English and Swahili in tandem. Applied to be a course contributor, never heard back

June 8, 2018
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