"I am learning English at the university."
Translation:Yo aprendo inglés en la universidad.
In Spanish, that tense is only used for something that is happening right now--like, if you are in class. In English, we would use the present progressive for more things. For example, I would say "I am learning English" If I am enrolled in the class this semester, even if I am not currently in class.
Estoy is used when there is an adjective after 'am' not a verb..,like estoy feliz = i am happy, here happy is an adjective...i am learning... learning is a verb....moreover estoy is used when "am" is the principal verb...when "am" is being used as an auxiliary or a helping verb..estoy cannot be used....
There are tricky things in foreign languages that have no direct correlation to our own, making hard to understand and grasp unfamiliar concepts. My suggestion for Duolingo, translate it in your head to see if it pertains to the lesson. In real life, often times words that have multiple meanings requires contextual information and body language
Correct Jon... and vice versa (Spanish speakers learning how English is used). The point here is that the two languages utilize the Present Progressive in different ways. So having the Spanish in the Simple Present and the English in the Present Progressive is correct.
That was my thought too. If it comes up again I will use it and see if it gets accepted.
The Spanish Present Progessive tense uses the verb 'estar'. Not the verb 'ser'. Also, the second verb must be in its present participle form:
Estoy aprendiendo = I am learning.
That said, the context is wrong here for that tense in Spanish. In English we can use the present progressive tense for reoccurring actions like this. This is not true for Spanish which uses it solely for actions that are happening at that very moment. So unless you are actually studying English at the university when you say this. You would not use the present progressive in Spanish.
Would not accept "Estoy" for "I am". I ran it through Google translate and it was accepted.