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Duolingo errors

Some errors seem to be here to stay. About 10 weeks ago I fed back on the following error: "I am a scholar of Buddha" translated into "Ich bin Buddhas Schüler". Today I exercised some Vocabulary and I got the same wrong translation. "Scholar" and "Schüler" derive from the same word, but there meaning is different. Scholar is a person pursuing academic knowledge, a student is a person in school/university learning to be a scholar. Besides: "Schüler" can mean "follower/disciple" >> Die Schüler Christi" but still not scholar.

September 15, 2012

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