https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherJB8

South American / European Spanish

I live in Spain, therefore I idealy want to learn the words spoken in Spain, but am often judged to be incorrect on words that are different in South America. This is annoying. Is there a "European Duolingo" or am I stuck with often being wrong using words I know are correct where I live. ie "carro" "coche"

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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There is no separate course, but European Spanish answers should be accepted and mostly were until a new tree was released recently. If you come across a case where it's not accepted, report it by clicking on the flag button and choosing "My answer should be accepted".

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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(Duolingo teaches common Spanish based on the most spoken dialect, Mexican Spanish, from North America,)

Your answers should be accepted. I'm from South America and some of my answers are considered wrong (I'm learning Spanish in order to improve my English), the only solution is reporting and keep reporting those answers. Eventually they will be accepted.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cipoll

As far as I know, this issue has been brought up many times; unfortunately, I don't remember any solution to the problem (other than requesting more 'Spain-oriented' words to be added as possible answers to the lessons - I don't know if that was ever implemented or not, tho.)

4 months ago

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This sort of thing is implemented constantly (albeit sometimes slowly) as people report answers that they think should have been accepted, but were not, and the course contributors review and, as appropriate, add those answers as alternatives.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherJB8

thanks for all your replies to my question. guess I need to be patient untill its sorted

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JagoJory
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From my experience, although DL teaches Mexican, it generally accepts European answers (and pronunciation!). Eg I often use the vosotros forms when translating a 'you' sentence into Spanish, and I think it's only once not been accepted. Also, using 'por la tarde' instead of 'en la tarde' and, eg, 'enfadado' instead of 'enojado' is always accepted - where they are correct substitutions. I've actually been pretty impressed. I don't know whether there is a difference between what the PC version and the app version accepts (I usually use the app), but so far I have never had 'coche' refused.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherJB8

Fair point and if I'm honest I am only complaining about a "few" words. But never-the-less it is annoying when you know its correct, but then told its not. I will be more patient.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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The new skills have this issue. They don't accept relevant variation: dropping subjects, different words or different order. "Tengo hambre" or "┬┐Vino tu amigo ayer?" may be marked as wrong.

4 months ago
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