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Type What You Hear: Translating Into English?

JNeal134
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This has been on my mind for a while. Quite a few times, while listening to the audio of a sentence for Type What You Hear, I would end up translating them into english and getting a heart taken away. Does anyone else think that they should accept the english answers as well as the spanish, or perhaps tell you whether to translate it into english or spanish?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SarahBecraft

Some of them say "Oops, that doesn't appear to be Spanish. Please try again" but some do take a heart away, not sure why it doesn't do that whenever you write in the wrong language. But I suppose it's good practice for learning to be focused on the task at hand.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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I do that too.

They do tell us whether or not to translate it into English: Type What You Hear.
If you hear Spanish, type Spanish.

I kick myself every time I do that, and vow that NEXT time I'll read the directions :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mebestia

I've done this. Also occasionally when it asks me to translate, I type what I hear instead. It's a little annoying but no big deal. It reminds me to pay attention to what I'm doing...otherwise, I'll probably start making Spanish mistakes and stop learning new words anyway.

3 years ago