9.8 The Confusion Begins: Irregular Verbs in the Preterite
May 5, 2020
May 6, 2020
Also, to me, Mauricio's use of ver and dar is very hard to distinguish between the "v" and the "d" in the preterite tense and therefore causes many erros as to which word he is referring to in the conjugated preterite tense when there is no context other then the subject and the conjugated verb.
May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback! I've divided my answer up into headings, since two topics are covered in this thread.
1. DAR vs. VER Problem
We are currently undertaking a review of the Spanish courses, and part of that involves making changes so that verb forms being tested are provided in short sentences rather than on their own. This has a few benefits, including improving voice recognition capabilities and providing context to make it clear which verb is required for those verbs that sound alike (like dar and ver in the preterite). In the meantime, as our Spanish team works on these improvements, it might be useful to use headphones while practicing these forms, as that can help isolate the sounds better.
2. Indicating "You"
Recently, we added a notification feature to our courses so that things like different types of "you" and feminine versions would have notifications to distinguish them. These notifications appear in the upper right-hand corner of the phrases in the Rocket Reinforcement area on both the app and desktop, so that you know what kind of "you" is expected; mousing over them on the desktop or tapping them on the app should make an explanation appear as to what each notification is referring to.
The only area in which the notifications are unfortunately not visible at present is the FlashCard section; the different set-up of this section means that it has taken a bit more time to roll this feature out there, but our technical team is working on putting that in place.
Could you let me know if the FlashCard section is the area where you are having difficulties? If not, could you tell me which activity isn't showing the notifications, and what kind of browser or which app you are using?
Thank you very much for your input and help.
May 12, 2020
I am currently in Level 1 module 3 and it happened through most of the previous modules. So I cannot say specifically which activity it was.
I am using the Chrome browser. The problem is not in the browser, because in my own flashcards the problem doesn´t happen. There I specify in the English sentence in parenthesis which form is expected in Spanish.
May 15, 2020
But I found out that in the section Flashcard the same problem occurs for the difference between the male or female form of the word.
May 18, 2020
Thank you very much for getting back to us with this feedback.
Our team is working to get this information visible in the FlashCard activities and hope to have this in place soon.
May 21, 2020
May 25, 2020
May 27, 2020
Thank you very much for all of your feedback!
Our technical team have been able to implement the notations in the FlashCard activities, and they have also been able to get around an issue in Know It! that was caused by the recent changes to the appearance of the Members' Area. Thus, you should now be able to see hints letting you know which "you" is expected and whether or not the feminine version of a word is required (if this can't be told from the rest of a sentence) in both the FlashCards and Know It!
Please do let us know if you experience any problems with this.
January 29, 2021
I'm doing Lesson 23.6 The Subjunctive Mood and you have not corrected the problem with which ‘you’ is wanted nor the ‘gender’ problem in the Flash Cards and Know It. I'm just grinding through the lesson but it is annoying.
I look forward to your fixes as you have fixed the previous lessons.
February 1, 2021
Thanks very much for getting in touch with us about this!
I have taken a look at Lesson 23.6 and am currently able to see the notations in the FlashCards and Know It!, so I wonder if perhaps there was a technical glitch while you were working on this lesson. (Our apologies if this is the case!) If you open the lesson now, are you able to see the notations?
February 1, 2021
Ahora puedo ver las anotaciones.
Muchísimas gracias por tu ayuda.
February 2, 2021
¡Perfecto! :) ¡De nada, Don!