https://www.duolingo.com/berengeria

il mange

the voice said, "Il mange." So I typed, "Il mange." Duilingo said my answer was wrong. It said the correct answer it, "Ils mangent." I say they both sound the same: il mange, ils mangent. So my answer should have been accepted as correct. Am I missing something?

October 7, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

They do sound the same. The only way you can tell the difference is by context.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/berengeria

thanks, helen. that is my point. my further point is that duolingo might adapt their format so that it does not reject a correct answer. it rejected "il mange" failing to recognize that it is identical in sound to ils mangent, and therefore just as correct as ils mangent. it is a basic rule of good pedagogy not to scold a student for giving a correct answer.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

It has happened to me too and it is very irritating.

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/berengeria

I think we've made our point. Now let us say thank you to duoLingo for being available to us at no charge. It is very helpful.

October 8, 2013
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