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

Issue with accents preventing completion of some lessons

I've come across this issue three times now while trying to complete a lesson in the "Hobby" unit. Duo asks me to translate a verb into Ukrainian, and then marks my answer as incorrect because their "correct" version includes an accent above the emphasized syllable.

Example: Write "to sing" in Ukrainian My answer (marked wrong): співати Duo's answer: співа́ти

The only way I've found to complete the lesson is to copy and paste their version of the word. On mobile, however, this isn't an option and the lesson simply can't be completed.

Even more frustrating, I can't report the error properly because the only option available under report is that the picture does not match the word.

Hopefully someone gets on this...

May 9, 2018

9 Comments


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

Thanks for reporting! співа́ти was hiding in an image exercise. All other sentences with the word did not use accents. It has been fixed.

Using "the picture does not match the word" report option would have been OK.


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

Thanks so much for addressing it! The same issue was present on готувати - you may want to review the image exercises overall.


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

Fixed that one too.


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

I’m having the same problem in Ukrainian Food 1 lesson with the picture of a fish. I spelled the word correctly, риба, but the system marks it wrong and shows the correct answer as риба with an accent over the и. I can’t complete this lesson.


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

I’m having the same problem in Ukrainian Food 1 lesson with the picture of a fish. I spelled the word correctly, риба, but the system marks it wrong and shows the correct answer as риба with an accent over the и. I can’t complete this lesson.


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

"риба" has been fixed.


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

Дуже Дякую


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Yeah, I think everybody encounters this problem :(


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

Really?? It’s a very strange error - the accents appear only to be there to show you which syllable should be emphasized when speaking, so I can’t imagine why they expect you to include it in your answer. I’ve gone through the entire Russian tree and never had a similar issue.

How do you get around this when you encounter it?

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