https://www.duolingo.com/Mtyx.

Chinese course accepted answers

Does anyone update the chinese course? I’ve reported dozens of "wrong" answers in the past month that should be accepted and so far none of them have been added to the list of accepted answers. The most irritating is the arbitrary and incoherent distinction between 想 and 要. Sometimes only 想 is accepted as ’want’, sometimes only ’要’. Similarly sometimes only 要 is accepted as ’would like’. Here and there only longer forms 想要 and 需要 are accepted.

Please add more possible solutions to the answers list.

July 9, 2018

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ManuBabel

Yes, please. It's really frustrating. And not only in Chinese.

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/elfinkaren

Honestly speaking, I don’t quite like the Chinese course. It has translation flaws too. I’m on it because I want to see How it works as well as hoping that they will have some kind of introduction to advanced level Chinese. The standard isn’t high at all on Duolingo

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/544D
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You're right. It is becoming more and more frustating

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BraylonGraham

I know right

July 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/marcella-rose

I'm glad it's not just me who's been suffering from this.

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/siyasaw06

ok

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/unicornbetrayal

dang you got 8 lingots by just saying 2 letters

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/yah511

I haven't reported anything in a while, but I did get a notification on 6/28 that a report I made was accepted and now a valid translation. They are working through the reports, a few months ago I got several emails every day at one point about reports I made getting accepted.

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EricSlosbe

There are subtle differences between these. Xiang is a softer more polite form than yao.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mtyx.

Indeed, which is why in many translations where subtleness cannot be properly conveyed, both should be accepted.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EricSlosbe

Good point

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/siyasaw06

Ya sometimes when I get my answer right, they mark it wrong because of my 'grammer'

July 23, 2018
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