https://www.duolingo.com/Trevor

Practice questions in spanish

Hi there, is there the possibility of being given a sentence in english and being asked to translate and write it in spanish and then be able to compare it to your peers, which is the opposite of whats occurring now. having to re-write a spanish sentence in english to me defeats the purpose of trying to learn spanish. a balance of both would definately be more benficial to me as my brain is forced to think in spanish and not merely translate a given sentence into english. any thoughts?

April 13, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/rehana

It's useful for us, and that's why the lessons go both ways. But it would produce crappy translations (sometimes)--remember that they're trying to actually use our translations.

April 14, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/grantangi

If you are thinking about translating real webcontent from English to Spanish, then I would agree. In the lessons there is the mix of translating sentences from English to Spanish and vice versa. But for the web translations it is only from Spanish to English so far. The other way around would surely be helpful.

April 14, 2012
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