Translation:I often eat in Asian restaurants.
For English, I think often can have several placements here. Often I eat in Asian restaurants. I often eat in Asian restaurants. I eat often in Asian restaurants. I eat in Asian restaurants often. IMO all of these are acceptable as a translation for this sentence.
There are several placements of the word "often" in this sentence that still make the translation correct. In this instance the App is only accepting one literal translation. Since moving to the crown system, the programming to increase the volume of translations seems to have led to single translations that don't allow for the varied usages of English. This is becoming increasingly frustrating, to be told that you are wrong because of faulty programming.
The new system was rolled out before the multitude of acceptable variations were added. Unfortunately, it is the way Duo works. Things get thrown out into the mix before being finalized. Even then, it is subject to the preferences of the many thousands of users. Other variations have been added here.
I am often eating in Asian restaurants ... this wasn't an accepted translation but it sounds ok to me ...
"am eating" refers to a specific time. often refers to a nonspecific time. The combination is just wrong.
Could "souvent" be also translated as "usually"? If not, what would be a proper equivalent of "usually" in French?
I am learning French. I am neither a french nor an english native speaker. My beef is that Duolingo often corrects my English and marks me wrong! I translated this phrase as Asiatic restaurants instead of Asian restaurants... I am happy to be corrected, but unhappy about being marked wrong in a language I am not learning through Duolingo, especially as it is clear that I understood the sentence perfectly!
If a native English speaker wrote "asiatic restaurants" it would be clear that he didn't understand what he was translating. Sometimes duolingo marks my correct answers incorrect. Sometimes duolingo marks my incorrect answers correct. I try not let it bother me.
Hi eugenia, I do feel your pain, however I would guess that most native english speakers, including me have learned new things about english during this process. I also wonder what your native language is, as I do see when you sign up for a language, they give you a list of what your native language is, you must have selected english. I think you have the option to choose your native language, which might suit your needs better. If I am understanding the process correctly.