https://www.duolingo.com/Randy182734

No way to enter Zero in a Chinese year date

The Duolingo iPad ap appears to have no way to enter zero in a Chinese date like 2015. The 0 number from the iPad keyboard is marked as wrong. The Chinese character ling,零, is marked as wrong. Has anyone figured out how to enter it in a way that will be marked as right?

May 18, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/fallingleaf_271

It's kind of weird how 〇 is used instead of 零 in the time lessons; I made a post about it here. The best solution is probably to copy the character 〇 (different than O-- a capital o) and paste it in whenever writing a date in Chinese.

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageAmbrosia

Maybe just using the Arabic numerals (0, 1, 2, 3, etc) for writing dates is the way Duolingo accepts it.

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Randy182734

Duolingo won't accept that. It wants the Chinese equivalents and it doesn't accept the Chinese equivalent of the Arabic zero (0).

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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Note it down and copy&paste then: 〇

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Randy182734

Doesn't work! There's no way to copy. When you press on the 0, you get a mouse-over-type definition.

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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You can copy the 〇 I typed on this discussion. ;-)

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Randy182734

I'm not sure how you did that. Since the beginning of this week, I no longer get questions that call for keyboard input. Now all of the questions call for selecting character tiles. Very strange!

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Randy182734

Can you configure Duolingo to allow keypad input of Chinese characters on the iPad? My Duolingo lessons were allowing that and suddenly, they no longer are. Now questions call for selecting from character tiles.

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/clemwang

Do you have Chinese (Pinyin) Keyboard set up for iOS?

(Settings -> General -> Keyboards)

You can switch to the Pinyin keyboard and type "ling". You then get a menu of choices, including both 〇 and 零.

I suspect that the more complex version of zero is such a nuisance to write out, that they adapted the circle to be similar to the Arabic zero.

July 4, 2018
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