Did you perhaps have the listen to Spanish exercise for which you were supposed to type it in Spanish? Also the multiple choice can have more than one answer and you must choose all correct answers. If you choose one, but there was more than one correct, then you will be marked wrong. Otherwise, please report it and take a screenshot to prove it to Duolingo, since they may have trouble understanding how this happened when that is the correct answer listed above.
Does this auto correct? I accidently pressed "check" before i finished. I said "I need a hote" just forgot the "L"
Duolingo recognises single-letter typos and usually lets you still pass if you make one. The exception is if you accidentally spell another word that is in Duo's database. In that case, the computer will assume that you translated it wrong. Since "hote" is not a valid English word, your sentence should have passed, but if you said "I needs a motel" instead, it will count it as wrong, since "needs" is a valid word that's not used in this context.
Did you type, or swipe? You may have accidentally done something else instead.
Here is an interesting thought ... The correct form would be 'I need an hotel'. However, in practise this is seldom used. :-)
That was correct when it was first borrowed from French, but now that the h in hotel is pronounced the correct form is “I need a hotel.”, however if they do not pronounce the h in your dialect then you could report it as an alternative correct form, but not “the correct form.”
Did you report it? Spanish is a pro-drop language which means that they often don’t put the subject.
Whatever you like to interpret the sentence as. Mostly just looking for a hotel in which you can book a room.
It said my answer was wrong even though it was the same as the one it said to be right
When you "want" something instead of "needing" it.
- querer - to want
- necesitar - to need
Did you maybe write in English when they may have wanted you to Listen to Spanish and write what you hear, in Spanish? Another common one, is the multiple choice which can have more than one correct answer and all correct answers must be chosen. Otherwise, what exactly did you put?
This can be marked wrong if you did not capitalize the first word and if you had the listen to Spanish and write what you hear, then you would need to type in Spanish. Otherwise, take a screenshot and put it in your report.
In English the pronoun “I” is always capitalized.
I've had that issue a couple of times. Well, one where it doesn't really freeze, but it didn't proceed to the end. It may happen if you lose your internet connection at some point during the lesson. Duo has issues with resynchronising.
Thank you for your reply. This problem has happened on several different networks but only when using my iphone. When I use my laptop it works great with no glitches / freezing etc. I can conlude that the problem only occurs when using Duolingo on my iphone using several different internet connections.
Spanish and English typically range about the same length. Spanish has the advantage that you can drop subject pronouns (in this sentence you can leave out the yo, for example), but English has a larger inventory of syllables. For instance, you can say "special" in English, but you can't have Spanish syllables begin with 'sp-', so in Spanish it's especial.
Plus, English has lost a lot of its grammar over the centuries, especially conjugational endings on verbs and case endings on nouns. It has become more analytic, tendentially using more but shorter words to express the same meaning.
If the letter was at the end of the verb, it will mark you wrong for the wrong verb form. A typo is only allowed if it does not form another word.
I put the correct answer, but it was marked wrong. I don't understand. Looks like for some reason my phone put a space before I typed the 'I'. Should still be correct.