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 Post subject: language
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:02 am 
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First off, I'd like to say I quite enjoy Duolingo.com and the learning techniques they provide.

Now then.... when it comes to literal translation -vs- conversational translation, there can be some variety. I'm okay with that, but the website insists that their vague translation of an idiom is the only translation of that idiom.

And this morning I was getting irked when it told me that "My day of birth..." and,"My birthday..." don't have the same meaning.

More later, I gotta go to work.

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 Post subject: Re: language
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:57 pm 
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which language(s) are you learning zot?

i've just started using it in an attempt to brush up (read: practically learn from scratch because I only did it at school for a year at the grand old age of 13ish) my German. Unfortunately the app stopped working on my awful phone so I can only do it on my laptop at home. my initial reason for getting it was to give me something to do on my hellish commute.

i am impressed with the web version though, much nicer than the app! I haven't come across any translation issues yet, though sometimes the speaking questions can be a bit dodgy.

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 Post subject: Re: language
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:06 pm 
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Sizz!

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 Post subject: Re: language
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Cho! man I really haven't come on here in ages, and my New Years resolution was literally "to be better at keeping in touch with people" D: D:

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 Post subject: Re: language
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:02 am 
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I'm brushing up on my French. If I didn't already know a good amount of French, then I would not know and most likely not care about the inconsistencies. Since I do, I am bothered that what they are teaching is not completely wrong, but also not completely right.

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