"Il tuo colore è nero."

Translation:Your color is black.

June 17, 2013

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bilboburgler

colour and color please.

June 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aussie97

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

June 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel__Carter

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

June 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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).

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Thoughtdiva

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

March 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Midtoad

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

May 8, 2014
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