Hey Its me duo

#1

Hi Its me the duolingo bird someone around this forum has forget a German lesson and my only info is that he likes Unturned and has visited a lot this site so…Because he missed a German lesson I kidnapped Nelson the developer of Unturned , find that guy that missed his lesson and I will free Nelson you got time until 5/25/2019 : 7pm cet.

remeber Spanish or vanish

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PSA: Please fucking stop
#2

Hey @TophatPesky Hes found you

#3

Shut up, passenger pigeons are supposed to be extinct.

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#4


If I would be in your place I would rather dont look behind now

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#5

Is Duolingo using Google Translate now?

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#6

Oh, I see. My apologies. You’re not extinct…yet.

Time to fix that then.

giphy

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#7

Welcome to the forums :upside_down_face:7
lol

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#8

so this is what happens to the forum everytime theres no devlog for more than a week

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#9

Passenger pigeon

It’s ‘messenger’ but a pigeon carrying passengers has sparked some interest in this new idea

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#10

Messenger pigeons aren’t extinct, but passenger pigeons are. Also happy birthday.

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#12

Hmmm, that explain why I have a knife in my shoulder.

#13

Omae wa, mou shindeiru.

#14

ahhh shit,
here we go again

#15

Dann hau mal raus, wer ist denn der Schuldige? Und glaube ja nicht ich würds nicht merken wenn du nen Übersetzter benutzt.

#16

wait i didnt knew you were on this forum

#17

You have no power in his domain

#18

He has no power in this domain

#19

Duolingo doesn’t have afrikaans…

Patetiese sterflik, jy dink jy kan my afneem?
Valse voël.

#20

So for context, i actually went on Duolingo to check out their Chinese course.

And I’ll say this: it’s ass.

So the first thing is this screen, asking which route I want to take.

Of course, I know some Chinese, but to humor myself I’ll take the left path.

So I breeze through the first few exercises, and this problem pops up.

As you can see, the first character was highlighted, leading me to believe that it was asking for just the first character. But it’s not, it’s asking for the entire phrase. Well, why the hell was the first character highlighted then?

And here’s when another problem pops up. In a previous question, you’re introduced to a couple characters as well as what sounds they make. Shortly after, they need you to identify the character by giving you the pinyin (the Romanized pronounciation of Chinese).

However, the problem with this is that it’s just training you to identify the sound with the character and the pinyin. It doesn’t actually tell you how pinyin works, how the symbol above the vowels is supposed to correlate with a different emphasis on the vowel. And for me, this is a major problem. You see, pinyin is basically the basis of pronounciation, and to just launch into a lesson without even covering pinyin first is just a huge turnoff for me.

The other thing is that it’s really anal about how I word my sentences.

Especially, with this one. Although the literal definition of the sentence is the one provided, the answer I provided is also suitable, as 家 can also be taken to mean a place of both residence and origin, for example 老家 would mean “hometown.”

Although it does technically teach Chinese, to me Duolingo is just a joke because of how anal it is with its sentences and the fact that it doesn’t even teach you pinyin.

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