Error in Lesson 7.7

RobertD50

RobertD50

Just an FYI--the Culture Lesson in Lesson 7.7 starts with a couple grammatical errors:
"If you ask a German about they're favorite sport"
would be more correct as
"If you ask Germans about their favorite sport."

Regards.
Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Hallo RobertD50!

Thank you for your feedback!

Our lessons are written in a more casual tone, so you may see the singular, impersonal "they" being used to refer to one individual on occasion; however, it should absolutely be "their" and not "they're"! I will make sure that this typo is corrected.

Danke!

Liss
RobertD50

RobertD50

I found another couple things in Lesson 7.7.

In Write It, the program says the correct spelling of this sentence is:

Sie hat das Abitur neunzehnthundert-neunundneunzig gemacht.

Notice it puts a "T" in the middle of neunzehnhundert that doesn't, to my understanding, belong.

Also in this lesson & others that include numbers, the program often transcribes a spoken number as a numeral, but counts it as wrong because it is expecting a written number.  E.G, "1989" instead of "neunzehnhundert-neunundneunzig" or "am 28. Dezember 1975" instead of "am achtundzwanzigsten Dezember neunzehnhundert-fünfundsiebzig."  If the program has the capability, it would be more user-friendly if it counted both the numeral and written number as correct.

Regards.
Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Hallo RobertD50!

Thank you very much for your additional feedback on this lesson!

I will ask the German team to see to that typo in neunzehnhundert

Indeed, the voice recognition's tendency to mark an answer as wrong and to provide numerals in the correction field is a known issue. Our technical team is trying to find a solution that will solve the problem across all of our courses, but unfortunately this is proving to be a somewhat complex issue, as the voice recognition is a third-party service. However, there are some manual fixes that we can put in place on individual sentences and these normally solve the problem. Level 1 of German should already have these manual fixes in place for all sentences with numbers, but I will ask our German and technical teams to double check. Our apologies for the frustration that this issue must cause. We hope to be able to find a solution soon.

Vielen Dank,

Liss

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