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https://www.duolingo.com/amindy07

Using only the app!

Hi all - wanting to know if I'm missing anything by only accessing DuoLingo via the app. I can log in for discussions and browsing during work breaks from my office, but 99% of the time an iOS device is the vehicle I use. I know that limits me in "immersion" but I don't have the flexibility to use DL during the day at the comp if the lesson includes sound or speech (which I think is vital!)

Any thoughts would be wonderfully appreciated! Grazie!

4 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
wazzie
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Unfortunately you are missing one of the best features of DL, the 'individual sentence discussions'. Every sentence you see during a lesson has its own 'sentence discussion'. Here you learn, 'why is something translated this way and not that', 'is this a really the way someone would say something', 'why isn't my answer correct', 'can somebody explain the grammar in this sentence'.
You may not need it early on, but I personally read every sentence discussion my first time though a lesson, and have learned a lot this way.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amindy07

Thanks for the information! I imagined that I would need to focus on different aspects over time and will have to figure out how to access the site via web more often - especially as I progress. (Kick my husband off our only PC, probably!)

For now, at least in the baby-levels of Italian, I am following the lessons without much difficulty in terms of grammatical structure though I'm sure that it won't stay that way for long. Good to know that there is a discussion function resource on the web version. Additionally, I want to explore the "Immersion" functionality when I have a better base of knowledge in the language and that can only be done via web too.

Thanks again, Wazzie!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tattafrat
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I only used the app at first. Lately I mostly use the website. The app is great for doing the lessons, but discussion and immersion became more important to me over time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amindy07

Thank you! I had a feeling that was the case and I think my experience will prove to be similar to yours. For now the lessons on iOS are beautiful, engaging, and very helpful in my quest to learn Italian - but knowing there is additional functionality on the web is crucial as I continue my instruction. Thanks again, Tattafrat!

4 years ago