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Irritated with flashcards

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I haven't use these much before but I thought I would give them a try today. Frustrating! The word-"extraño." I answer "strange." Duo would ding me on that. They wanted the answer "I miss." Would you, on the honor system, say that I got it wrong? I'm not a mind reader.

Then I get a whole bunch of questions on articles/personal pronouns. "Le," "las," "lo," etc. Out of context it's really hard for me to figure them out. And again, there's the mind reader thing. The word, "nos." My answer-"our." Duo wants "us." I'm not wrong, am I? I know I'm being silly, since this is after all on the honor system, but it is frustrating to be getting wrong answers for these things.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Honestly, since the flashcards don't lead to points, and they are given without context, I just say that yes, I'm right.

English has multiple-meaning words, and so does Spanish!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vitor.lu
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I also don't like them, I recommend this other site to enrich your vocabulary https://babadum.com/ ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Do as you wish, but be certain you are correct. "our" = nuestro ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beadspitter

That would be nuestro/a, yes. Nosotros can mean 'us', but so can 'nos', depending on whether it's a subject or object pronoun.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/broca23

Do you mean nuestro, or am I forgetting something?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dr.liz
dr.liz
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I stand corrected, thank you. I don't think I would have made the mistake in context, though. But regardless. I should work to get things right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marmotte829

I wish it was possible to reverse the flashcards, that is to see the word in English and have to think of its Spanish equivalent. I'm not missing anything am I? Am I right that this option doesn't exist and that you can only see cards in Spanish and then flip it to get the English?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

At the moment yes, but there are workarounds. You can do the Spanish-to-English tree and those flashcards, or you can find the Memrise and Quizlet lists created by Duo users. Same vocab practice, different directions, more legwork.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marmotte829

Thanks!

3 years ago