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Useless/easy questions in Spanish mobile app

In the mobile app, the "pick words to build a sentence" questions are so easy that my memory isn't being tested. There are a couple issues causing this:

  • The first word is capitalized, and usually only one capitalized option is presented, which gives away the answer.
  • There are never enough word options, and the options given are generally ridiculous enough for me to guess the right answer.

I've started covering up the word bank and translating the phrase in my head first, just so I'm actually practicing.

This screenshot is an extreme example, but none of these questions are actually making me access my memory.

http://imgur.com/KOrXt7f

(sorry for the lack of an embed, it isn't working for some reason)

3 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

If you turn your phone to landscape mode, it should turn the phrase into a normal translate sentence.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rgriffinj

Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try.

EDIT: It isn't working. Are you on iOS? I'm using Android, there might be a platform difference.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

It does get more challenging as you learn more words and tenses. It has shown me that i have a weakness with these, that, this, and those and to pay better attention to word order.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rgriffinj

Gotcha. I guess I'll just keep plugging away then!

It would still be a really easy fix to get rid of the capitalization though. Not sure if anyone with power reads these discussions

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Artilex

When you get higher on the tree, there will be over 15 words ;) Good luck on your Spanish!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rgriffinj

¬°Gracias!

3 years ago