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There is a serious lack of explanation in 'Numbers'

We are being taught about how to count to ten but I think it is important to know how to say 23 and so on. As far as I know it is pretty easy the basic rule is

Twenties

vienti+uno = vientiuno - twenty one

vienti+dos = vientidos - twenty two

and so on. We would not have to memorize everything but would know the basic rules of forming numbers

thirties follow another rule

treinta y uno

treinta y dos

treinta y tres

So there are pretty a lot of handy rules when it comes to learning numbers in Spanish. It wouldn't be compulsory for people to learn it but who wants to could have a look at the 'Tips and Notes' section. Every time I wanted to know how to say any number I had to either guess or use the other sites and search there. I think that 'Numbers' is an extremely important section and should be taught deeper. 'Tips and Notes' note would be extremely useful. Who thinks the same way please upvote this discussion so that more people would see it ;)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

I also feel like the numbers lesson comes a lot later than it should. I feel it should be put in earlier on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fettes

Should be right next to posses imo. Ignoring the bonus lessons, that would put it right after where you learn plurals, which seems logical to me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/meowool

I definitely agree, numbers can be so hard, everyone has to think about big number in my class, and we're all A-Level students. (In French.) and it's so important to know all the numbers otherwise you will look like a right doofus! Maybe there could be a basic numbers lesson near the start then another one with bigger numbers/fractions and decimals later on. It would be so useful!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/biribom
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A little correction, is not veinteuno but veintiuno :) same with the rest of the twenties ...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui
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It's not a mistake, veintiuno is the correct form, veinteuno doesn't exist.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veintiuno

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/biribom
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he edited it, before it said veinteuno, not veintiuno. Besides you said exactly the same as I did. No sé si no se entendió el inglés, si es así, perdón.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui
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Oh, sorry. Actually it was my mistake. I understood "is veinteuno not veintiuno" for some reason.

4 years ago