https://www.duolingo.com/andrew974v

Suggestions: Things that I miss!!!

Hello everyone! :)

I have a couple suggestions

  1. When I translate a long sentence and miss a word it gives me the correct variant and tells me that I missed a word but doesn't tell me which one. And I should reread the sentence and sometimes I just don't see the mistake. I would really appreciate that when I miss a word or write it incorrectly or make a mistake that part of the sentence would be hilighted in the correct solution field.

  1. Sometimes I just feel like I need to practice my speaking or translating from English to Spanish. I believe it would be really convenient and important for users to be able to choose a certain field you want to practice (Translation from English to Spanish, Translating from Spanish to English, Speaking or Understanding). If we choose speaking we would be given the exercises only speaking related.

If you like the idea please upvote it so that people from Duolingo would notice it.

4 years ago

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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I like the idea, but some of these tasks are easier than others. For example, translating into a foreign language is much harder than translating from it. So some people might opt only to do the easy tasks.

What might make more sense would be for Duolingo to offer a difficulty option. It would eliminate some of the silly questions (e.g. the ones where it asks you to pick a word based on a picture) and include more translation into the target language. To make up for the extra difficulty, these lessons might be worth fifteen or twenty points, not just ten.

The four skills are generally called "Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing," by the way. It might actually make sense for Duo to let you get separate scores for each.

http://www.brighthubeducation.com/language-learning-tips/1624-four-skills-of-learning-a-foreign-language/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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I like the idea of a difficulty level, especially since I have finished my Spanish tree. I am beginning to memorize some of the sentences when I go back to review skills, so something a little harder would be great.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ijoni
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I love the last part. Like GregHullender says I think adding "Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing" would be great. I guess we'll just have to wait for the next changes. I, for myself, am thankful that Duolingo is completely free :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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And they should be thankful that our advice is free. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bcrayner
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Fantastic suggestions! I would also like to see vocabulary practice come back, but I want to be able to favorite the words I feel I don't know as well as I should, and then have all of them thrown into a challenge. As I feel I've learnt them and have improved, I could un-favorite words and shorten my list.

I am also incredibly unmotivated by the loss of the Practice Skills on the mobile version. I am rarely at my desktop computer, and I DON'T WANT to do a duel! It seems I keep getting paired up with people who are half asleep, or just not motivated to really challenge me. I keep reading that others are frustrated that people quit part way through the challenge. I think that if you quit a challenge early, you should lose 5 points, and the remaining person should earn them just for persevering!

Also, we need more fun stuff in the shop to spend our Lingots.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/David_Witten

The people that quit halfway through the challenge may have a connection problem. It used to happen to me all the time while playing online games.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

I LIKE THIS! I definitely would like to be able to choose which field I'd like to work in. There aren't nearly enough english to spanish translation exercises for me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis
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You could try Immersion on the Spanish to English course.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turcois

You have "a couple suggestions"? I think more like "I have a couple hundred but hey here are two of them for now" XD Man you're full of ideas

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat
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You should make one of these for "Achievements". I'm asking you to do it because you can present it better than I could. There could be badges that you can collect for accomplishing certain tasks. First, there could be a few for the length of your streak, for example 10 days, 180 days, 365 days. One for completing the skill tree, obviously. A few for translating a certain number of sentences. Maybe a certain amount of lingots. Things like that. Thanks, please consider.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Excellent ideas, but there seems to be two number 1's ;).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JcPOH7KHrmmA4gpm

I really like the idea of being able to choose the type of exercises.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Naylor1993
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I think Duolingo should consider giving you a job!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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I like it, and in fact, I was wondering about your second suggestion, too. Greg mostly covered what else to say. Nice illustrations, by the way.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chase_22
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Cool

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ikamjh
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GREAT IDEAS!!!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

I love these ideas!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat
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Nice idea. How do you make those realistic pictures?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FKrasniqi
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These are great ideas and love the pictures, they seem very realistic!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/koushik72

Yes. It's nice. You are a real star. Duo should introduce these features.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestd
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I think duolingo should directly hire you

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaikayla

me too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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Can you please take over the Duolingo development team? Now? :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fargbast

Also the support team. No one seems to be on it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lovelytimes

That final idea would be so perfect. I have to use another site to get the benefit of only working on translating, but duo is my primary source and it would be great to have all in one place.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bperez30

I totally agree. Nevertheless, two years have passed since you suggested this and nothing have happened.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aline712736

It's a very good idea. May I add, that sometime the vocal sentences are spoken so fast that we have to listen to them several times before we can sort them out. A little slower and more articulate would be welcome. It would also be nice to be able to train pronunciation.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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The "fast" sentences are actually already a lot slower than normal speech. You really need to be able to hear sentences where words slide together and are not stressed if you want to be able to understand even a slowly speaking native speaker.

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