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No correct words to choose from on Duolingo Ipad App

Has anyone else experienced this?

I love using Duolingo on my iPad and it used to work great but lately I have noticed that sometimes(quite often actually) there were no correct words to choose from when asked to translate English to French.

This is quite annoying because the correct answer would show words that weren't there. At first I thought it was just me having a bit trouble searching for the word among so many words... But no, that's definitely a bug.

Also the squares the words are on got smaller in the recent versions, that's a bit annoying too... I have big thumbs sorry :(

Thanks you all for the efforts put into Duolingo.

4 years ago

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FuzzyBee
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I just want to join you in your disappointment of the smaller word squares. I have small hands, but a bit of recent nerve damage has made me somewhat less precise in poking at the iPad, and I noticed the difference right away. I can't think of any argument for making the squares smaller, so here's hoping they'll change them back.

(I have no excuse, though, for all the hearts I've lost from reading too fast and tapping the wrong word because it had similar size and letters. How do the a french express "D'oh!" and Sigh!"?)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xeno78

I have never encountered your no correct words problem myself, but I do agree about the smaller word boxes. They just look.. wrong. Also, the green 'Your answer is correct' popup looks weirder with the new design change. I know I am a little obsessive about aesthetics, but still.. If there's no practical reason for these changes, I hope the team restores the original design.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/punkish

Yes, I have come across this problem a few times (less than half a dozen) but the latest was just an hour ago. I forget the sentence, but the answer required the word "to" which was missing from the tiles. There is no way to report an error in the iPad app, so I just moved on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JingRM

Yes. I've encountered that quite a few times now. Glad someone backed me up! Thanks ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shalfyard

I encountered the same the other day. Put together the parts I knew were there and then KNEW it needed one more word... Handed it off to the wife (she's much more fluent in French) and she pointed out the word I needed. I know for a fact I hadn't learned it through duolingo but I chalked it up to another learning experience and powered forward.

In short, try something you think is right. If you are wrong, it's not the end of the world, try again! Learn from your mistakes!

4 years ago