I really wish exercises like this were structured a bit better somehow, or had better hints, or something. For this one, it's pretty obvious what the statement means, but I'm not sure how you're supposed to know to type "I am fine." for "Met mij gaat het goed.". It just feels like you get these ones wrong even though you know what they mean because you don't know what phrase Duo is fishing for. I'd rather have a multiple choice question where this is one of three responses to a question or something like that.
Just my two cents.
I don't mean to be giving an English lecture in a Dutch forum, but "It's going good" is grammatically incorrect; I think this is why Duolingo won't accept it. To be grammatically correct, you must say "It's going well". Even though many English speakers will say "It's going good", Duolingo tends not to incorporate slang, colloquialisms, or grammatically improper phrases into its translations.
I think the reasoning is because as a native English speaker, I would never say it in that manner even though I understand it. It's simply an awkward roundabout of saying "I'm good, thanks". So I think it's less about it being understandable and more about being more proper.
I wouldn't even blame Duo but the moderators who do not seem to have interacted with complaints in the comments of this exercise. Still, and while it may be helpful for non-German speakers learning this language to translate such sentences slightly literal, it is not proper English, and so, the sesne might be distorted, the fact that this is an idiomatic question: “Hoe gaat het?” — “Met mij gaat het goed, bedankt. (“En jij?” Does this work?)” But I see what you all mean, and I wished that moderators were more receptive in such times. An issue that has been holding on for six years now and still no answer from a professional in this thread.
They do. A lot of alternatives are accepted, but the course is in beta, so it's possible that some alternative translations aren't accepted yet. And just by looking at this discussion, you can see how many alternative ways there actually are to say I'm fine, it's easy for the course builders to miss a few. Luckily we can help them out by reporting these correct translations by using the report button right after entering an answer in an exercise.
This is more like a chemistry class. Words take on an entire different meaning when put with other words. I really don't like that. Met, gaat and het are either entirely useless or take on entire different meanings from their typical usage.
This sentence is a lab seeing what chemicals and elements can create the finest meth.