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Spanish "tap the pairs" error?

In two tap the pairs exercises, I was left with only "great" and "madre". This did not look like a pair to me, but I could not find a way to go on, so I tapped them anyway and was told I was correct. Why?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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They seem to provide alternate meanings for words in this exercise that have not yet been taught.

I loathe this new exercise. Silly busy work. Of course you get it all right, in time, but it does little to grow learning.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mhmarble

I have had the same issue in French. On my most recent matching exercise, the last remaining pair was "sugar" and "mercredi"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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I see those kind of odd pairings too. Sometimes I can see a very weak relationship but other times it is a total mystery. I have to agree with others that it can be actually counterproductive to those at earlier levels.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MuhammadSRashed
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Was this on the phone, or on your PC?

It misbehaves sometimes because of previously downloaded material "for offline practicing" when you are out of coverage e.g. "if you are in the subway or something". :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davloose
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Also: direcciones/headship, pronunciar/sounds, was/trataba, boxes/áreas, The/(i forgot, cuantos or something, but not el/la!) Definitely not helpful to someone just learning, and more of a find the mismatched pair exercise if you've been at it for awhile!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DobbsBob
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I see this a lot. It seems less common translations / conjugations that you haven't learned show up, kind of like they did in flashcards. Hope they fix it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rockseed
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This exercise does little to promote learning

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcSetGo

I am also seeing mismatched pairs. My most recent bad pair is Estate Car and familiares. No connection that I can find.

Unlike others in this thread, I do find this exercise useful. I try to speed thru it and have found that I start thinking in the meaning instead of having to explicitly translate in my head.

3 years ago

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