https://www.duolingo.com/Gnorian

Conjugate Option should Appear more Frequently

There are times when I've said, "Wait, why does this word come in THIS form and not that OTHER form, here?" But, my question goes unanswered...

This was fine early on, because there was always the trusty "Conjugate" option which listed the different forms and cases, so I eventually memorized all the uses. But, in later levels, I'm finding myself shooting in the dark.

Anyone else feel a more easily accessible Conjugate would be a benefit?

July 31, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor

Yes I do. Very often there is no conjugate available, but I do go to other references, and I try to report it on the report button.

July 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EternamenteOra

I feel that conjugating exercises would also be a great help...the current vocabulary exercises repeat the same three or four sentences, and you're only really allowed to practice two questions at a time. After learning Spanish in school, the best way I learned how to use verbs effortlessly was through continual and easy repetition (sometimes writing them out over and over). More work on the conjugation aspects of the program would be greatly appreciated.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gnorian

An exercise to memorize the different forms and uses of words would be wonderful.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

I've started to report it to Duo when I notice the conjugate button. I have a feeling it is "supposed" to be there and either missed in the programming, or that word just hasn't been implemented for whatever reason.

I did notice in the comment section of one sentence, another user had reported the lack of a conjugate button and had reported it. I had this option (as did others who responded to the comment), so it seemed the issue was fixed. I hope this is another case of 'they're working on it'.

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/camilaaraneda03

well, whatever the langue is, it will not be same as the langue you spoke before, whereas, you must learn their ways.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor

Yes, I know it. Too many people are hung up on the English translations and not the language they are trying to learn. They will soon give up.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/camilaaraneda03

yes, lucky me, my mom is from brazil, so she speaks it at home sometimes, so i pick it up a littel more easily.

August 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

That sounds like a good idea.

I didnĀ“t even know that there was any conjugate option at all. So far if I've needed that, I've gone elsewhere on the web. How/where does it show up?

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gnorian

Sometimes, in the hints which popup when you mouse-over words, you'll see a blue button which has "Conjugate" or sometimes just "C" on it, in the popup.

Oh, was beaten to telling you that.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Thanks, Gnorian, as well.

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor

It is not exactly an option. When you are doing your lessons, and you are presented with a new verb, or verb form, click on it and at the bottom , it will have the word conjugate and if you click on conjugate, you will see the infinitive with all the the conjugations. Very often the verb conjugations are simply not there. If you click on the vocabulary tab at the top, and you look down for a verb and you click on that verb, DL will show you the conjugations if they have added it to the program.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Thanks. I'll take a look, the next new verb DL gives me.

August 1, 2013
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