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Spanish error in Food Level 3

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There no longer appears to be the "Report an Error" facility on lessons. Lesson 8 of 12 in Food level 3 incorrectly treats the Spanish word for sugar as feminine instead of masculine. El azúcar is marked as incorrect and as a result a life is lost.

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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There is a problem with reporting errors in "pictures". Azúcar can be either masculine or feminine, depending on speaker, place or even type of sugar.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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I wonder if they had to choose just one answer Masculine or Feminine as correct and maybe the contributors did not even have a choice to put both as correct for the picture. This could be a programming difficulty and JaniceHogarth should edit her original post and change to a different topic:Troubleshooting.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/az%C3%BAcar

Yes, the word was borrowed from Arabic, but even though it can be thought of as feminine, the masculine "el" can be used with it.

This reminds me of "agua" which is definitely feminine, but uses "el" in the singular due to starting with a stressed a sound. In the plural "las" would be used. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/agua#Spanish

Yet, "azucár" is worse because they never really decided whether it was masculine or feminine. https://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/azucar

It is usually used as masculine when there are no adjectives and feminine when there are adjectives. How strange!

https://www.thoughtco.com/sometimes-masculine-sometimes-feminine-3079259

You may want to specify which platform you are using, iphone, android, windows phone or web version. If you can get a screen shot of it , send that in a Bug report through the Help button below. Please describe the exercise completely. Did you have the translate from English "the sugar" and it wouldn't accept "el azucár" or was it something longer? or was it a different form such as, listen to the Spanish and write it down in which case you have to put whatever they said exactly.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjmiciak

Another good reason to avoid sugar altogether!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo
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I have not seen missing error reporting here.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Val572575
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JaniceHogarth I seemed to have "lost" the Report and Discuss features too but then they came back after about a week, but I think there are still places where they don't show up. Also, I noted that they were gone on my desktop but there on my phone. I think it's a glitch that DL might still be working on. Hang on and it may come back!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Val572575
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Janice I just found today that the Discuss and Report only seem to come up when my answer is Correct not when it's wrong, which is when I need it the most.

4 months ago