Is anyone else finding the pronunciation of this is a lot more strict than other words? (Mainly the word årtiondet) - Unless I'm completely messing it up. I tried 15+ times until finally really stressing the 'tio' in it (nothing like the sample speech) when it finally went green.
Unsure of how I'm pronouncing this so wrong. I'm copying the sample voice tone for tone.
Hello, JH! I see you posted this only 11 moths ago. What platform are you using wherein the app allows you to have your pronunciation evaluated? Or, is this a Plus feature I didn't know about? I mostly study on my desktop computer and I haven't been prompted to speak into the microphone since my first few lessons 2 months/16 subjects ago.
Not sure if you're still around, Lisa, but when I first started using Duolingo, I was occasionally prompted to speak some words as a part of the lesson. I clearly remember this happening while using the desktop app, but I can't remember if it happened when I used the iPhone app. I thought this was a great feature, especially as I don't have any Swedish speakers to practice with. Even a computer telling me I'm right/wrong is better than no feedback at all. However, I only had maybe 3 or 4 opportunities to do this and those were only in the first couple of subjects (Basics and/or Basics 2, if I recall correctly). I'm now 17 subjects in and have not had the opportunity to have my pronunciation evaluated since those first few lessons.
Since I was marked wrong for translating this as "She is a woman of the decade," I assume there must be a different way to say that... what is it?
(That is, calling someone "the woman of the decade" conveys something very different about that woman than calling her "a woman of the decade, so I'm wondering how one would convey the latter.)