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

This unit is inadequate..

This unit in particular, but also a great deal of the skill tree, should still be in beta. The number of mistakes, in both English and French, is astounding. I'm disappointed.

October 7, 2012

16 Comments


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

I agree that this unit needs some rework. I am French and I can't even pass it as many alternative translations are not accepted.

January 6, 2013

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

I agree. I am a native French speaker and I have hardship finishing that skill...

June 15, 2013

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

'..I have trouble finishing..' or ' ..I have difficulty finishing...'. ' Hardship ' is more for when you're starving out on the street. ' I found it hard finishing .. ' is fine though. :-)

July 3, 2013

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

The French course is definitely much rougher than the Spanish. I had about five years school and two at uni for French, versus one year night class in Spanish ( both a long time ago, unfortunately ! ) and have spent more time in France than in Spain, but in Duolingo I'm two levels higher in Spanish, while in French I keep getting flunked out for what are often not mistakes.

March 29, 2013

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

It seems that the last few units could use a good deal of editing. There are many inconsistencies (e.g., some translations accept "this" and "that" as translations for "cela," and others only accept "that"), unforgiving translations, and errors.

May 30, 2013

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

It seems like a year has passed and this particular unit still hasn't seen any love. Has it been forgotten entirely?

October 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0liwia

two months since this post, still crazy difficult. The English translations are completely inconsistent from one sentence to another. I don't even find hard the French translations (I'm French), but the English choice of tenses is... aléatoire.

January 6, 2014

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

Just adding to this thread: I have absolutely loved Duolingo, and getting this far, it seems a ton of the problems have been ironed out because each section I find helpful and unproblematic (for the most part). What little problems still exist are easily reported and moved on from.

This unit was terrible. I do not even know where to being in suggesting alternative English sentences. I resorted to committing the answers to memory just to fill out my tree. In truth, all of the latter verb sections need some sort of explanatory note before hand, but this one also needs revamping entirely.

June 21, 2013

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

In most units so far, the major complaints are from some 11 months ago and most have been fixed in the interim. Not so in this unit - it is still raw, inconsistent, unforgiving and peppered with errors. Having finished it, I cannot claim to know passé subjonctif any better, merely to have memorized a bunch of strange sentences.

July 26, 2013

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

Just adding my voice to the chorus asking for some re-examination of this unit. It remains riddled with grammatical errors and inconsistencies! I have not had much difficulty moving through the rest of the tree, but I have failed this lesson so many times already, it is quite discouraging.

August 6, 2013

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

not that anyone is listening, but yeah . . . this unit sucks.

August 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sherm456

I love Duolingo but this section is a hot mess.

November 22, 2013

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

I agree. This unit is utterly useless.

May 8, 2013

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

I agree. So far I have managed to pass all units without additional help, but I have done this one 10 times and keep failing because of ridiculous errors. I've just signed up for the Summer course at the Alliance Française... hopefully that will shed some light regarding this verbal tense.

July 27, 2013

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

I managed to pass it after a few attemps, so I'm not complaining. I would appreciate it if there was a bit of theory/explanation with all these different tenses. I can figure out quite a bit myself but not everything.

September 14, 2013

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

sooo frustrating

November 10, 2013
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