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What in the world is that a picture of?

Since the launching of the new Spanish tree this last weekend, I've been making my way through the plethora of new Purple/Level 0 lessons, all of which utilize images as part of their lessons.

I've begun to screenshot some of the bizarre and hilarious photos that have cropped up which ultimately confuse rather than assist.

For example...

Duo What...

Duo Which of these is the schools? Or which of these is the patches? Most people in the US aren't going to understand private school patches.

Duo Let's forget the fact that the keychain bobbles make the KEY aspect of the first image nearly indistinguishable, and the second key image is technically earrings... - la llave (singular, the key) -> two keys are showing. - las llaves (plural, the keys)-> one key is showing.

Duo Try to ignore the [singular] demonic looking cat for los gatos (the cats), and focus on the coffee beans which are supposed to somehow represent a coffee shop.

Where on earth are they getting these images??

June 7, 2018

19 Comments


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

In Vietnamese, there were some idk pictures.

"a bee" -- flower garden
"umbrella" -- rain, that droplets of rain you watch from the window of your family's car, pretending that was a droplet race.


Where am I supposed to find the bee there (ong)? It is like finding a needle in a haystack from a distance.

And, here, in the French tree.

a star


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

You were probably too slow; the clouds have already covered the star! :)

¡Oh, Duolingo mi cielo!


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

~ Which of these is "the glass"? -->"el vaso" had a picture of rock crystals. Could it have been fake crystals made from glass? but even then isn't vaso for a drinking glass, not just glass in general?

Every now and then I get random images. Like it would be a picture of 3 politicians i assume signing a document, the word i think was constitution.

I just guess and hope i dont get that image again.


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

I just uploaded the screenshot... definitely not fake crystals made of glass. Hahaha


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

This is just like when I had the word "letter" and Duolingo showed me a picture of the alphabet with a caption "la carta" (and this was in the old Duolingo).

I think maybe they can still do something to fix this if you post this under (or move this post to) Troubleshooting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carreng16

While practicing my basics 1 in German awhile back when the trees got changed to crowns, I had to find ''the boy''. In two of the pictures were boys. I was going fast since I already knew all of it and just clicked the first one I saw. I got it wrong. I was annoyed when I realized it was because the one I clicked on was ''the child''. I reported it to duolingo and, since then, I am happy to report, it has never come up the same!! :)


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

They look like quarts crystals, essentially sodium silicate, a major component of glass, but who knows that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimo54

The person who chose the photo?


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

I think like the stories they should potentially have people do photo submissions. I suspect they get these photos from some sort of random search. I'd be more than happy to take a bunch of photos for DuoLingo, at least of inanimate objects.


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

Sure, Duolingo may get their photos from some random search, but hey, how hard could it be to get a decent photo of, say, an umbrella through that search?


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