Intimidatingly long sentences
Does anyone feel like most of the sentences available to translate are extremely long and often run-ons? It must be intimidating to beginner and intermediate learners. I wonder if there's a way to pick easier articles or maybe sort the articles by average sentence length so they don't look so scary.
Breaking up the sentences would be quite hard to do automatically in a meaningful manner. But your suggestion to expose beginners to shorter sentences makes a lot of sense. AFAIK when I started with duolinguo 'my' sentences were considerably shorter than what is presented to me now. Maybe it is already implemented?
Yeah - it might already be doing that. I'd like the option to get shorter sentences for myself also even though I am able to work through the long ones, just because starting on a long one is a big commitment sometimes and disheartening if I end up not being able to do it justice, or if it compares my correct translation to DuoBot's sub-par one and says I got it wrong.
Not scary, just annoying and very demotivating. I gave up my streak of over 100 days and am back to 0, skipping 3 days in a row. Not only are the sentences unnaturally long but so are the exercises and run-on long page of crowns to complete.
Also, am noticing a lot of errors in English "solutions" lately. Also demotivating when it keeps happening.