"You are trying to see my father."
Translation:Usted está tratando de ver a mi padre.
If DL wants to teach "de" then why don't they ?
Almost done with the entire course and I really feel like there are simply not enough lessons in DL that teach it. Fine.
But is simply cheesy to throw ONE into a set at random and woefully infrequent intervals and expect us to learn it.
I have seen the Verb + De construction several times in DUO.
Here are some:
¡Estoy tratando de golpear la pelota, pero no puedo!
Voy a terminar de leer esta carta.
¿Yo puedo tirar de tu barba?
I have seen the Verb + Preposition many times in DUO. Enough that I am aware of it when Duo gives it to me.
Duo does expect people to do some things for themselves. It can't do verything for people.