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"Il tuo colore è nero."

Translation:Your color is black.

June 17, 2013

14 Comments


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

colour and color please.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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Duolingo's target is American English, and it can get tricky for British speakers; I agree that the British spelling should at least be allowed though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aussie97

Yes. I live in Australia & therefore use British spelling. I appreciate it when Duolingo allows British words. :)


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

It accepts "colour" for me. Also "grey" :)


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

In all honesty, Duolingo should target world English, which would use 'colour', and make exceptions for American English. And I say that as an American. There are millions more people around the world speaking and spelling in British English than in American English (possibly millions more in India alone).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/celia.barker

British spelling should be allowed? I'm really surprised there was even a debate about this. How widely is English spoken - and what proportion spell words the American way? A minority methinks. American spelling runs the risk of alienating those who use English spelling.


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

It's ok, the British/ Australian spelling "colour" is accepted now, so people must have reported it. Duolingo has always accepted the spelling of other English-speaking countries when I have reported the issue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brettd43

People say "colour" is accepted, but it just told me I was wrong. That's how it's spelt where I live. I can only translate into the language I know.


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

Was your sentence exactly "Your colour is black", or was it slightly changed? DL will only correct/ add the exact sentences that are reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brettd43

No, I think I wrote "The colour is black." The first two words were marked wrong. I understand, automatic language checking is really hard.


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

Yeah, DL wants you to translate everything as closely as possible, so you have to translate the possessive adjective "Il tuo" = "Your".


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

Why does it tell me "your colour is orange" is wrong? I thought orange was the new black.

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