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

22 Comments


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!

April 18, 2018

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

That is very true

April 18, 2018

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

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

April 18, 2018

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

April 18, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

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

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

April 18, 2018

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"

April 18, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GreekGeek93

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

April 18, 2018

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

April 18, 2018

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

I can understand using sentences like that, that is not "stupid" and it is understandable why they used those sentences.

April 18, 2018

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

I just had this sentence Kompetenz für Europa. What is "Competence for Europe" mean? Am I translating this sentence correctly?

April 18, 2018

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.

April 18, 2018

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

    April 18, 2018

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

    That sentence came from the Abstract Objects lesson.

    April 18, 2018

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      I did?

      Guess I forgot...

      April 18, 2018

      [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.

        April 19, 2018

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

        I have not gotten to Politics yet.

        April 19, 2018

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

        Danke.

        April 18, 2018

        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.

        April 18, 2018

        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!

        April 18, 2018

        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.

        April 19, 2018
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