https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark1504

Does the Hungarian course get any better after the infamous Dir. Con 1,2,3?

I've slogged through Dir Con 1,2 and 3 this weekend. At times it seemed more like a complex puzzle than language learning. I've rewarded with level 12 now, which seemed to be a long time after level 11.

Anyway, I just had to tell somebody!

June 9, 2019

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Yes - parts of the Hungarian course are hard. Partly because you have to think differently than in English, and partly as a result of that there are hundreds of ways to translate between the two languages for a single sentence and sometimes the translation you came up with (which is right) is missing.

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusanRankin1

Yes but that is mostly because not many people have done it. They just added a whole bunch of stuff to the French tree and I am HATING it because they mark things wrong that I KNOW are right because nobody else has done it and notified them about it yet!!!!

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

328 000 people have started it! French is so much more like English than Hungarian. There are fewer translations per sentence - and the form of the sentences are reasonably similar. But I agree the new French course is a disgrace.

June 13, 2019

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

I do not think so. The Hungarian course is too hard for me - and i am a native speaker.

June 9, 2019

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

Same here. But a new course is under development.

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Itschi187

Yes it gets better. Dir Con is a pain in the ...

Hope the new tree makes it better.

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark1504

Thanks guys. It's reassuring to know it's not just me. The Math section that followed was a piece of cake by comparison. (To use a nice English idiom!)

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phil464754

I really liked the Math section, and the typing out the really long numbers!

June 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaiChiu1

It gets much easier, trust me.

June 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erich.au

Exactly what i fell.

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark1504

To answer my own question now I'm at the end as far as the first level is concerned. Much of what follows is quite straightforward and it's possible to push through them pretty quickly. However, don't expect your number to go up quickly. Even at the end I'm only on 14.

July 1, 2019

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

I'm looking forward to getting to the infamous bit, Mark. So you've now done the entire first level and are on 14. I'm working to level 3 on each skill as I go along, mostly because I need the practice. I'm on 12 as I write. Have to say I'm enjoying this course, though, in spite of its obvious shortcomings.

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark1504

You'll need to write down the English and Hungarian of any sentences that you get wrong so you can refer to it next time around. Otherwise you could easily get the answer wrong ten times or only get it right through random chance. Sok szerencsét!

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phil464754

I have done this with quite a few of the topics but sometimes I have found that the sentence from level 4 is not the same as it was in level 3 and they kindly say it is incorrect (even though you are using the exact sentence DL said was correct!)

Nagyon frusztráló!

July 7, 2019
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