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

Is there something wrong with duolingo??? Give me your opinion...

Duolingo seems to have the opportunity of some strange things or even answers. Do you think that is on purpose?

April 18, 2018

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

Duo lingo, like wikipedia, is beautiful new tool of learning, which we can all contribute to and help develop. Still in its toddlers years, it's full of funny thingees and akward phrases. I'm being taught by a machine and generally... it works!


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

That is very true


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

Not at all. If you see a strange sentence/answer, just report it.


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

One of the questions I have answered was

Ich trage keine Kleidung- which means I do not wear clothes- do you think that resembles something


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mk939

I honestly think it implies only as much as you let it. That sentence could be used in several non-explicit scenarios.


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

ok that makes sense, but the possibility of some of the answers can still be bad


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mk939

I suppose that's true, but I think it's also very much up to individual interpretation. insert Friends clip of Joey saying "Grandma's chicken salad"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

Yes, I think it's on purpose. Doing sentences with stupid wording makes you remember the sentence and thus the build-up of it. I remember reading about red elephants eating rice in Spanish, which I found very strange, but I still remenber it after about a year.


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

I got "He drinks a lot of beer." I think that guy needs to pull himself together.


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

Sometimes I just wonder whether the people at duolingo have mental assurance in themselves, and are not just doing this because they can


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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I can understand using sentences like that, that is not "stupid" and it is understandable why they used those sentences.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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I just had this sentence Kompetenz für Europa. What is "Competence for Europe" mean? Am I translating this sentence correctly?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

That's advertising speak, most likely taken from the ad for a political party. Just not enough space to write a proper sentence, they go for stupid slogans. We also had "Freiheit statt Sozialismus - freedom instead of socialism" and "wir für Europa - we for Europe"

They want to express that they (have the) competence (you need) for (solving the problems of) Europe.


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    I think that sentence comes along in the Politics 2 skill so I immediately thought on that, a political slogan.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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    That sentence came from the Abstract Objects lesson.


    [deactivated user]

      I did?

      Guess I forgot...


      [deactivated user]

        In a way I envy you... Having finished the three I won't have any new words... but you still have quite a lot going your way.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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        I have not gotten to Politics yet.


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

        The European Commission has a plan called the "Skills Agenda for Europe" which outlines plans to make training available for people across the EU. In German, this agenda is called the "Kompetenzplan", so I suspect that this is just a phrase derived from that term which found its way into Duolingo.


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

        I think that it is wonderfully reassuring that, should I ever find a potato, in the shape of the Madonna with child, as I walk along Potsdammer Strasse. I will be able to, with great confidence, seek assistance, should a horse attempt to eat it!


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

        I'm actually pretty fond of the new crown system they have. (I'm not sure how long it's been up, since I quit for a little while) They could tweak their answer doodad a bit though, because I have constant typos, and only realize after hitting "enter," and I get counted wrong despite having missed just one letter. I'd also appreciate it if they changed the woman's voice on the speaking bits. It's hard to tell if she's saying "ihr" or "er" at times.

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