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

Translation

When only one person has submitted a translation before I do, if I am not close in agreement with them I am told I am wrong even when their translation is very poor or incorrect.

Why is their translation deemed correct when they are first?

April 26, 2012

4 Comments


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

Usually because their transaltion is more literal; you need time and better skilled people to vote for yours.


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

I think the first translation is done by the computer programme and can be awful. It is worth going back later to see what the best translation is.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valgal707

I was going to ask this. Now I feel better, thanks.

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