Cool new update! Have you noticed yet?
There is a new update that the duo team has made! When doing a lesson the way you are correct when making a mistake is different and better in my opinion. Thanks duo team! :)
I also strongly agree. Listen and record was an excellent way to introduce idioms and other phrases where the word by word translation often gives one no clues as to what is going on,
A big loss, in my opinion.
Sometimes, there is an out. If there is a discussion already in progress, it may show the translation at the top.
Otherwise, the changes look nice...
How about adding a new button...Record, Play back your Recording, Translation? You'd have an opportunity to take a stab at the translation and then simply click the Translation button to see if you're correct! Btw...some of the listen & records do display the translation....maybe 20%. Why? you'd have to ask the Owl:)
I have a couple of problems with the update: When you lose your final life, the screen explaining what you did wrong disappears almost instantly, so I don't know what mistake I made. Also, now, 'biscotto' no longer translates as 'biscuit', which it allowed me to put before. I get the feeling that there have probably been several changes made like this, which I do not feel benefit me in any way, other than I am being forced to use Americanisms.
It looks nicer though, so I guess that's a plus point.
Oops seems like I am in the testing group after all.... 0.o
Not a fan of the solution location.
Especially when I do timed mode, I find my eyes wandering around the screen too much; specifically between the correct answer and the "oops you're wrong" indicator.
At least put the "Oops that's wrong" closer to the answer.
Maybe I just need more time to adjust.
it seems as though the hover function is now disabled on 'Correct solutions' texts, which is unfortunate because this is often where i find more exotic possible answers to questions. could we have this back please?
A couple problems for me with the update: As someone else mentioned, when you lose your final life, the screen explaining what you did wrong disappears almost instantly, so I don't know what mistake I made. Additionally, when I do the speak questions, it tells me that I got the answer correct but no longer gives the English translation. Anyway to change these items?
Maybe it's my old eyes too, but I find several of the new color combinations too low contrast and hard to read: the gray text on white (in multiple choice questions) is bad, the dark green text on light green (mentioned above) is worse, and the dark gray text on light gray (I can't remember where I saw it) worst of all.
I did see it, and I think it looks a lot smoother! But it's really annoying when you make a typo but it doesn't tell you what the words translate to.
For example. "Tú comes queso" and I type "Tu comes queso". It corrects me for forgetting the accent, but it doesn't tell me that "Tú comes queso" means "You eat cheese". I find this very annoying...
This makes the screens easier to use, and I like the change so far very much. (I'm rather nearsighted and can probably bump up the enlargement another step, as the foot of the screen is now less important.) I've only seen the change on the regular "lesson" screens, not the immersion or timed practice, etc., which I haven't tried yet this a.m., so I'm not commenting on them. Thanks, duolingo! Great stuff
It would be good to get the "fast audio" hotkey back, however, if possible.
Love the new correction format! Now if the explanations had a bit more meat to them, I would love it even more! No matter how great the display is, ''You missed a word'' is generally not particularly helpful in the last third of the lessons where things do get complicated and the discussions are thinly populated. Nonetheless, great job Duo team!!
Came here about kboard shortcut to replay the audio question; and reading here I can see there is/was something to this effect. What I would add too is that not only the slow can be replayed but also the original. As often before playing the slow I try several times the fast one. My hearing is perhaps even worst than some bad audio we get (just now I was listening to "lunes, martes, miercoles Which I guessed it was, yet I keep hearing "Viernes" instead of 'Wednesday'! So yes, please kboard shortcut to activate either of them - Thank you BTW - how would you put this in a "report"?! And I also have to add @ 5/12/20 that CTRL SHIFT SPACE BAR does replay slowly and it's faster than reaching for the mouse imho :) But I repeat I'd like this to be available for the normal speed as well.