https://www.duolingo.com/BobBowles1

Error in '黄' character flashcard.

I found an error in the character flashcard for 'Yellow' 黄. The flashcard uses the traditional Chinese character, when it should be using the simplified Chinese character.

I refer to this site where examples of both traditional and simplified characters for 'Yellow' can be seen: https://dictionary.writtenchinese.com/worddetail/huang/4394/1/1

The difference is only minor, hardly noticeable at a glance, but it could lead to confusion for beginners or those studying Cantonese as well as Mandarin.

There is no mechanism for reporting this, because the only option for reporting is to notify errors in the audio. So, actually, there are two problems here:

1) the error in the flashcard 黄 should be corrected.

2) provision should be made for reporting potential similar problems with other flashcards.

May 24, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/elprofechino

Totalmente de acuerdo.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/George418878

I never noticed the difference until now! But yes, they should use the simplified character for consistency.

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BobBowles1

This may be a different manifestation of the same problem, or a separate error, but since my OP I noticed the cartoon picture flashcard for 'Yellow' also uses the traditional character (黃) when it should be the simplified character (黄).

The same issue applies to reporting. Apart from posting here in the general forum, there is no formal mechanism for reporting this type of error.

May 26, 2018
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