https://www.duolingo.com/ninalovescats

English to French translation

Hi! Does anyone know if there is a way to change the settings so that the lessons ask me to translate from English to French more often? 90% of the time I get asked to translate from French to English, which is way too easy and doesn't help really help me grasp the spelling and grammar. I am new to Duolingo and and I really like it, but I wish the questions were a bit more challenging!

June 13, 2015

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Nielzke23

I'd suggest doing the English course for French speakers

June 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ninalovescats

Alright, I might do that! thank you :)

June 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Berniebud

I agree 100%.

It seems backwards that English words I'm already familiar with take priority over words I'm trying to learn.

June 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jpk6

I was also wondering why I was not getting English-to-French questions, until I learned that DuoLingo is conducting an A/B study. Apparently, we are in the easier group that drills us with more French-to-English translations. I'd rather switch to the more difficult group but I suppose such defections would affect the results of the study. Think I'll just begin the reverse tree...

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ninalovescats

yeah, I was considering that too...anyway, I hope they change it soon. I feel like I'm not getting as much out of Duolingo as I could be, which is unfortunate

June 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainDaisy

Quite a few people have been concerned about this - apparently there is an a/b test running. I agree with you; it's really not helping us learn the spelling or the sentence construction when you just translate from your target language to English.

June 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ninalovescats

I hope they change it soon! I really like learning French on Dueling but the French to English translation is just way too easy!

June 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/memelhado

This is my second go at Duolingo and I must have been sorted to the DuoTooEasy mode. Really annoying since I felt I was learning far more when confronted with the sometimes difficult English-to-French questions. Does any one at DuoLingo monitor these forums? I don't like this dumbed down version!

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterScheiner

Nina, I agree, and it seems to be more unidirectional the higher you go. (I'm at level 13 French)

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BOI772431

Uh I think ya need to click your flag thing??? :l I dont know or click da Oh oh oh! I know what ya do all you do is click da arrow clickin down XD yeah dats all yo do and den yo gonna click settings girl ok... ok ^^ U

February 24, 2017

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Ok

February 24, 2017

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I now french X3

February 24, 2017

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watch me do it...

February 24, 2017

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I aime votre tenue

February 24, 2017

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BOOOOOM!

February 24, 2017

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X3 I said I love your outfit

February 24, 2017

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BOI am I just talkin to mah self

February 24, 2017

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Imma stop. k I stooped

February 24, 2017
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