https://www.duolingo.com/Chaos_Hawk

Strangest error I've seen on Duolingo

Um, what is wrong with my answer?

I can't recall seeing this before, but I gave the exact answer Duo wanted (using the Word Bank provided) and it gave me this error. Weirdly, when the question came back around my answer was fine as seen here: .

EDIT: I swear I didn't Photoshop this! Has anyone else had this happen to them? sigh I guess I can't prove anything even with screenshots.

February 26, 2019

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ronald591816

There's a thread about this problem here too, apparently even the course' contributor can't find the reason for it happening. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30724863

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ehartz

I'm not a developer - just a volunteer/course contributor! I have nothing to do with finding or fixing bugs, FYI. Nothing I say should be seen as speaking for Duolingo's developers. :D

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ronald591816

Sorry about the typo, I couldn't think of the correct word for some reason, Ive just edited it.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/tsuj1g1r1

It's not just the Japanese course; it happens to me quite often all over Duolingo. I notice it always happens when my internet connection is unstable.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieMod

There had been a few reports like that around this course - it seems to happen now and then. Nothing you can really do - just shrug it off (or post here again) and keep going.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kelly_Tacker

This seems to be a kinda common bug, I've seen quiet a few posts like yours. But I guess if we keep reporting it, it may get fixed eventually.

February 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Koezumi

Already got this kind of error with another course, very annoying, I just reported it to say that my answer is correct, that's the only thing we can do after all...

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AceOfCats

That happened to me as well, in problems where you select the answer. There are sometimes two of the same answer and I find that the correct one is the one with the font slightly smaller. Nonetheless, it is a little difficult to work with.

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/0kSC5

I think there needs commas and dot. ...to developer.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nehi19

???

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EliminationRed

I think I actually had something like this happen too! It's so weird.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KatsiNT_

Gosh, you have no idea how many posts like this I have seen by just scrolling.

February 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TrefieKyred
February 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thasneem12

me too

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux

Not very often, but I've possibly seen it. However, usually when I think they are the same, I eventually realize that there is a small difference.

You can send the screenshots to troubleshooting.

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nehi19

yes.

March 2, 2019
Learn Japanese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.