https://www.duolingo.com/Vicente75591

An Idea for Duolingo

Hey. I thought of this idea right now and I don't know if it will work, but I think it would be fun. Ok so basically my idea is that when we practice the lessons you know how there are different modes such as making sentences, figuring out the meaning of the sentence, and hearing the words and all that stuff. What about a part where Duolingo gives you an incorrect sentence and you can correct it. The error can be a misspelled word or using the wrong noun and stuff like that. For example, let's use the sentence: Les vetement. You can correct it to either be Le vetement or Les vetements. I think this would be something new where you would have to correct the sentences. I'm not sure if this is a good idea. What do you guys think?

August 2, 2018

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Duolingo already has exercises where it presents you with several different spellings, and you have to choose the correct one:

Duolingo question - choose the correct answer

(...and they're really useful. I got this one wrong - it should be "Au├čerirdische". Now I know.)

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Vicente75591

I know of this exercise but I was thinking of one where you would have to correct mistakes not choose a word.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

Like with lingo deer?

It gives a sentence with two similar words and you select the wrong one to remove.

Like with spanish it might have tengo and tienes next to each other in a sentence and you need to pick the wrong one, to make the sentence correct.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

Sounds like a great idea as an extra practice exercise. It would have to be clearly marked as something with deliberate mistakes, to avoid any confusion.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Vicente75591

Yea I was thinking it could be bought in the store.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

Even better. That would give it an element of desirability and gaminess. Most people like to collect trophies which reflect some sort of effort or outlay - human nature. :)

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph733121

Sounds good.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ruel-Stroud

I don't like to listen repetitively wrong sentences it creates unnecessary paths in our memory it is better to present wrong translations.

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Billhall123

I have another idea. How about adding a keyboard in Russian to the program. I have no way of typing in Russian.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lizsue

There are ways to adapt your computer to typing in Russian without getting any new hardware! :)

If Duolingo adds a keyboard in Russian to the program, then you can type in Russian on Duolingo but nowhere else. :/

If you add keyboard-in-Russian software to your computer, then you can type in Russian on Duolingo and in email and on your library's network's website when looking for books in Russian and so on. :)

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Billhall123

Thanks outersocks, that works.

August 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhubarb-Girl

You can usually just open up an online (Russian) keyboard in a different tab, type in the words, and copy & paste to Duolingo. I do that with Hebrew.

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchByte

Maybe it would become a bit too messy with too many possible translations, but good idea.

August 4, 2018
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