https://www.duolingo.com/amichail

Use two ratings/scores to evaluate each translation — accuracy and fluency.

Accuracy would indicate how well your English translation reflects what was said in another language.

Fluency would indicate how fluent your English translation is regardless of accuracy.

In this way, learners would be encouraged to write fluent English when translating.

Moreover, this could be part of an overall effort to help you improve your command of the language that you already know while you learn another language.

May 13, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Zealousellis

I agree with this because it seems most times the "best translation" is a word for word translation rather than a translation into a grammatically correct English sentence.

May 14, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Trasimene

I agree too. The literal 'best' translation often reads very stilted and formal in 'everyday' English.

May 14, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/olgijka

I also agree. The two skills should be recognized and rated independently.

May 3, 2014
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