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Inappropriate English sentence to be translated into Romanian

While attempting a timed exercise in Romanian, I encountered a sentence in English to be translated into Romanian, which really should be changed as it sounds very rude. As it was a timed exercise, I couldn't report the sentence in the usual manner. The sentence was: "Do you come at the baptism of my girl tomorrow?" Might I suggest replacing "at" with "to"?

May 25, 2019

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Thank you, David Richardson, for all your support! You are right, I corrected the sentence.

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abidaga

Thanks for resolving this so quickly!

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vagalumo

May I ask you why ”coming at” would sound rude?

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasJ852997

Colloquially, to come can mean "to have an orgasm". So the question could very easily be understood as "Do you have an orgasm at the baptism?" (And actually I see no other way to interpret the sentence, if you don't assume a grammatical error like confusing to and at.)

May 31, 2019

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ThomasJ852997 thanks for your honesty :) It's a very funny and interesting fact. We are sorry, we can not take on your criticism about what happened before 2019 :)

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drenngur

Can I point out a few more incorrect sentences in English? This is only to help improve what is already a fantastic course ... For example, in ‘places’ it says Mary lives ‘at’ the outskirts of the capital. It should be ‘on’ the outskirts. Mulțumesc!

May 25, 2019

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The course improves with people like you, thanks! There's still a lot of work to fantastic...

May 25, 2019

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I have another suggested correction to make: in professions 1 it says 'My nephew has an easy work'. It should really be 'has an easy job'. Thanks once again for a truly excellent Duolingo course. Îmi place foarte mult!

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abidaga

Two more I found today. The task was to translate "raining" into Romanian, the answer being sought was "a ploua" - this surely is the translation of "to rain". The second was to translate "rabit" into Romanian - this is a misspelling; it should be "rabbit". I couldn't report these dierctly on the tasks as I encountered these as timed exercises.

June 4, 2019

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It is something quite strange here... I verified with care, we have in the course ”a ploua” as a simple word and it is well translated (to rain). No exercise with the simple word ”raining”, only a few full sentences. We have also ”rabbit” but no ”rabit”. I cannot raise the claim without any proof... I remember Duo saying something about some experiments...?!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abidaga

I didn't take screenshots, as I was doing a timed exercise, but, if it's any help, both tasks were of the form "Write in Romanian" with a icon-style representative image accompanying the word to be translated.

June 4, 2019

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Are you talking about exercises with pictures? All the more weird. We don't have a picture exercise for the word ”rabbit”, nor for ”rain”, in the actual version... Perhaps you are running the test version for the new tree...

June 4, 2019

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Yes, both of these were exercises with pictures, & I don't recall seeing either of them before - I think you must be right.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abidaga

I found another one. This time I was using my phone, & a picture task asked me to translate into Romanian, the English "carot". I took a screenshot, in case you need proof.

June 5, 2019

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And another one! Translate into Romanian: "pig". "Porc" is marked incorrect, "purcel" is the recognized answer.

June 6, 2019

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The images you indicate was fixed, please accept our apologies and thank you very much! If you still find problems, please write a new post in the forum.

June 8, 2019
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