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How can i report mistakes in flashcards?

I am a native spanish speaker and i was looking at the flashcards in spanish when learning it from the english language. There are some serious mistakes there (and i didn't even look for too long) that are gonna confuse a fair amount of people i believe. Is there a way to do something about it?

Thanks in advance for your answers!

May 6, 2015

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In my experience, none of the flashcards is ever wrong, just counterintuitive; they are sampled randomly from word hints, which for the staff-created courses like ES-EN were originally imported from some dictionary, and are also used during immersion. I personally removed a lot of those weird hints in the Italian course, precisely to reduce the confusion where the meaning was rare enough; for instance I'd rather let people learn the euphemisms for condom on their own.

Just notify one of the privileged course contributors, the ones with an M icon on http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/es/en/status; they'll weigh pros and cons.

May 6, 2015

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I cannot say i have seen them all, i do not have the time for it. I took a look at a few words and the translation was either incomplete or simply wrong. An example, the word "dirĂ­amos" which means "would say" was translated to "would think", there's no situation where that translation is possible. As i said, i did not see them all, but by that beginning i can imagine there are more mistakes. Thank you for your answer and i will inform them.

May 6, 2015
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