https://www.duolingo.com/Isabellefou

App Glitch - wrong incorrect prompt.

I have been taking lessons via this app for the past few days, but in the last two days, I have been dealing with this annoying glitch costing me lives.

The word I learned for newspaper in Dutch is "krant" in the lessons so far. When asked to translate, for instance, "The men read the newspaper" - I translate it to "De mannen lezen de krant," however, it returns as incorrect stating that I used "dagblad," when I clearly didn't. I do flag it and select "it was the correct answer"

Anyone dealt with that same problem or anything similar?

9 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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Sorry about that. I don't play the app with hearts and lives, but I can understand it's frustrating. It looks like you spelled the Dutch sentence correctly. Sometimes a tiny little spelling mistake will make Duolingo give you an alternative "correct" answer. Could it be that this sentence was part of the simple past tense skill? "The men read the newspaper" can be either present tense or past tense in English, but if in the past tense the Dutch translation would be "De mannen lazen de krant." That still doesn't explain why it would tell you that you used "dagblad." By the way, that is a correct alternative word for krant, and it means a daily newspaper.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabellefou

thanks!

9 months ago

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Dutchesse722 gave an excellent answer to your question.

... this annoying glitch costing me lives.

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9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabellefou

That is an excellent idea! thanks!

9 months ago

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My guess is that you answered "het krant", which gets corrected to "het dagblad", instead of the correct "de krant". Because Duolingo is a little bit dumb. This is a common complaint.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabellefou

Thanks for your reply. No, I used "de krant" and it says incorrect, and it shows my translation to have the word "dagblad," when it was clearly not the case, and I did not even know that word, until I finally looked it up.

9 months ago
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