https://www.duolingo.com/Chacalito98

The pictures are terrible...

I just started duolingo today, its good but whilst learning in the classes sometimes duolingo would give me three pictures and ask me to select one. you probably know this part of the quiz, it always displays 3 different nouns with pictures. But sometimes the pictures are just stupid and i honestly don't know which is which. For example the 'horses' picture is just a mountain with brown spots, the beer is a picture of a guy holding a bottle, the bull is a wooden statue,the water is a table with water spilt onto it, the cheese is a picture of a family in the 1940's with slice of cheese in front of it... the list goes on. But i'm thinking.. ..Why not just a NORMAL picture of the subject, please?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Alan..G
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I'm with you on that! Just 10 minutes ago I had an example of it; if I hadn't already known the answer, based on the pictures I would have guessed the middle one.

Sorry for the poor picture quality from me (ironic, huh?) But I took a photo of it to send to someone on WhatsApp; which is why it isn't in HD from a print screen :P

Duo

Edit: Also, the picture on the left is meant to represent a plate, and a quick google search will find a lot of pictures that are clearly easier to identify:

Duo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Keep in mind that a lot of those photos are copyrighted and Duolingo cannot legally use them. In some cases, there might be better images though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heericFTW

Even taking a picture yourself with your own camera would be better than that!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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That would certainly work for words like "plate". Some concepts aren't as easy to take pictures of yourself though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenoLT

I'm german and I don't get how the middle or the right one would be of any help in identifying the correlated noun. The left one on the contrary is just a poor choice, but at least it MIGHT help.

I experienced this only once with spanish, so it's not much of a big deal for me - i still learned something. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chacalito98

this is exactly my point LOL, STEP YA GAME UP DUOLINGO :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fuzzy_Eva

Good idea! I once didn't know if it was a picture of a basket or the ceiling =P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WackyJack

For "the argument" in Spanish, there is a picture of Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz arguing in the outfield, which is an inside joke only for fans of Texas Rangers baseball. The pictures are a little, shall we say, "specific".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bucketlister
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Yes, it's so hard to pick the right answer because all of the pictures are terrible.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chacalito98

thats what i mean...they are so bad

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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However, Duolingo doesn't want to make the pictures too obvious, or else you will learn to depend to heavily on the pictures, rather than actually learning what the words mean. The pictures are just there to help visual learners remember the word, rather than just tell you what the answer is.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/p8c
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determinnavin- i never thought of that, but i will from now on. you just gave me an attitude adjustment! thanks! i won't stress out over the pictures any more!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

My favorite is the one for "boss" with a Transformer.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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That will forever be the most memorable of all the photos.


3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ME2300

I like the one for captain with Captain Jack Sparrow. xD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chantalmaeing

The "caballero" picture is such a somber old man. Not that he isn't a "caballero," but sometimes I stare into the illustration and wonder why he is so sad.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabesports

The horses to me is a horse galloping.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabesports

The cheese to me is just cheese sitting on the table.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaireZink

I agree. Duolingo should really fix that!!!

3 years ago
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