"What is this?"

Translation:Що це?

June 5, 2015



The lady reading Що renders it as "shto". Is this totally correct? or is it more correct to pronounce "shcho"? or "shsho"?

June 10, 2015


http://goo.gl/OuMUFR - Taras_Lioncourt made a good one

June 11, 2015


Щ = shch

June 11, 2015


if I put що є це is it correct, because є means is and are, so?

January 1, 2017


I wrote шчо and it was marked right. Is this an alternate spelling or an error?

June 5, 2015


That's an error. When Duolingo checks your translation it at first transliterates it to Latin and than back to Cyrillic. Hence, a lot of weird spellings are now, unfortunately, accepted

June 5, 2015


Accepting some typos isn't the worst, but it's unfortunate that can't let you know it's a typo in such a case.

Maybe Duolingo should represent each Cyrillic letter with unique Latin letter combinations or numbers rather than trying to transliterate? Then it would know exactly how the user spelt a word.

June 22, 2015


Or if duo used a different encoding in their program it could just use the Cyrillic alphabet. It seems like there would be far fewer error that way.

August 26, 2015


Agreed. If they're not already using unicode, they should. It allows them that freedom. (Although, the encoding might not be the issue.)

I was just trying to make a suggestion that doesn't require Duolingo to change its code base.

August 27, 2015


Is the letter ц pronounced like "ch" ?

September 12, 2015


Like "ts" (as in tsunami)

September 12, 2015
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