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Gender stuff

Hi together,

I just finished the Course "Verben: Präsenz 2" and I got the weird impression that far over 90 % of the sentences are about men doing something (eg: l'homme améliore son repas).

Maybe it's just a false impression (since I didn't ran statistics) or I'm pettifogging but I wanted to mention this.

Cheers Stephan

P.s.: "Duolingo in English" is the wrong topic but the right one "French from German" wasn't available. <-- bug?

Vor 3 Jahren

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P.s.: "Duolingo in English" is the wrong topic but the right one "French from German" wasn't available. -- bug?

Did you add the FR>-DE forum to your list of fora subscriptions?
If not, were you under the german interface when you created this discussion? If yes, then it's a bug otherwise it's because you weren't under this interface and didn't subscribe to it.

two possibilities now to move it to the correct fora:

  1. Go to the German interface, then come back here, edit your post and choose the correct forum.
  2. Subscribe to the forum, then come back here, edit your post and choose the correct forum.
Vor 3 Jahren

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Forgot to answer your question:

were you under the german interface when you created this discussion? If yes, then it's a bug

Yes, I've been under the German interface.

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;)

Then with your other post, I'm correcting what I said: it's not a bug, it's just that it's called just French since you're under the DE interface. Most of the users don't switch between interfaces, so no need to indicate "from XX" in Duo menus, it takes space for (almost) nothing. ;)

Vor 3 Jahren

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Subscribe to the forum, then come back here, edit your post and choose the correct forum.

That did the trick(!) - and is completely unexpected to me. I thought I could choose between the language courses I'm subscribed in.

Thank you! I'll post it again there.

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Nope, it all depends on the interface you are under (=from which language you're currently learning something).
Interfaces are highly isolated one from each other. Back in the time they were totally but Duo then made some workaround to, for example, being able to subscribe to fora (even if you're not taking the course) or to display your level in a language even if learning only from another interface (this has been made by cumulating together the total XP points for a language from all the courses teaching it from different langauges).

Thank you! I'll post it again there.

If possible don't do it but just move this one there.

Vor 3 Jahren

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Ouh, this is so confusing... (I'm constantly in the German interface)

When I create a thread, it's called 'discussion theme' with 'French from German'. When I edit the post, it's suddenly called 'theme' with 'French'. Therefore I tried to edit it but didn't recognize that the theme drop down menu would move it -- until I just created a new thread...

Edit: The single quotation marks mean a strait forward translation.

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In general, when the "from" language is indicated between parenthesis, it means that you're under another interface and if nothing is indicated, it's because it's from the language of your current interface.

Not obvious, for sure. ;)

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Ah, okay, I got it. Very confusing though...

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