I put "you have ten years" because that's what i see.. Spanish translations are such guessing games to me. So many things mean all kinds of other things and don't know why
It takes practice and study; you'll get there, then it'll be second nature - trust me!! ;-) x
You also have to realize that, for many people, the statistics on Duo do not always represent their total exposure to a language. I have been on Duo for more than 5 years, relatively religiously, so I am on the top level, but I essentially knew Spanish when I started. I doubt I have added 10 words to my vocabulary directly from Duo. But it has made me practice to perfectly execute what I learned... I'm just saying. That one user is encouraging another is a good thing in general.
Ok. I appreciate the apology even though it's not needed and i didn't get offended by your remark. And i was stating that the streaks are just numbers and if you don't do a lesson in 24hrs you'll loose the streak.
You do realize someone can be fluent and just on here to help? Lol it does only take 24hrs to lose a streak also
In English you tell age by saying 'I am ten years old' in Spanish you say 'I have ten years - Tengo diez años'. That's just the way it is done, and once you remember this it will not be that confusing anymore.
I don't have the accents on my typewriter, so how can l pay attention to them.
You obviously don't actually use a typewriter to do Duo, you use either a computer keyboard or a device keyboard. Depending on the operating system of the computer or device, there is a software or technique that can create all the accents and diacritic marks. If you do Duo online, there is also an option to add accented letters below the input box. On my Android phone if you depress and hold letters it shows accented options, but on my Windows 10 computer I change to the US International keyboard to do my languages on Duo although I do use my phone more often.
also to add to @lynettemcw it doesn't take off points for not having an accent mark
Porque en español dicen: Una persona "tiene" x años.
Because in Spanish they say: A person "has" x (amount of) years.