https://www.duolingo.com/Remwhy

OK I get it, I know how to say hello and goodbye!!

I'm on level 4 of Greetings and so far all that has been taught me is the same lesson over and over--hello, goodbye, and good. Not even "bad!" Not even "how are you?" (a simple transition from 'ni hao' to 'ni hao ma'). Not even 'nin hao', a more formal term of address. This is getting ridiculous, and really repetitive.

I just found this on google: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/chinese/2014/01/23/say-hello-chinese-greetings/

and Duolingo hasn't covered a single one of these! Surely the "greetings" portion of the course can't just be an eternal purgatory of "ni hao" and "zai jian" and we'll get there eventually... right? Right?

November 12, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Olli59

It's true that you can spend a lot of time without seemingly much progress. I guess the idea is to get us used to those Chinese characters with almost endless repetition. However, you can speed up by clicking the "key" button, taking a test and jumping one level at a time without much pain. There is more to come, and every individual has his/her own pace. Click the key button and see how it works for you.

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MishaLavrov

Stop studying Greetings and move on to Numbers.

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Remwhy

I have studied many other lessons, I was just hoping that there would be some other greetings too

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sopha_

There are. After Numbers and Name, there is Greeting 2.

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Remwhy

Well, yeah. I got to that too lol. But it seems silly to have 4 levels identical to level 1.

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sopha_

You obviously seem to have gotten the hang of hello, goodbye, and good, so why don't you study some of the other lessons? Or you could skip to level 5 of Greetings so you don't have to do it anymore.

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Topher22137

YES! Skipping is there for a reason. Some lessons click with me faster than others. I have skipped lessons starting at level 3 and other lessons went well into middle of level 4 before I could test out.

November 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Micah891366

I share your pain. Spoiler alert: Level 5 is the exact same way.

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ekvisser

Yes I found that lesson very repetitive also lol.

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tahlee752003

OMG YES, I AGREE!

November 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex825731

Fully agree! before I saw your post I wrote a post to say the same thing about the numbers course!

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29746347

Hope they read these posts and improve it soon, but it's free so can't expect too much I guess...

November 26, 2018
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