"Pinguine können nicht fliegen."

Translation:Penguins cannot fly.

October 14, 2015

17 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mithrandre

I sincerely doubt this pronunciation is correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/biertopf

You're right and I don't understand why they downvoted your comment. In the German audio, the word "Pinguine" doesn't sound correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rudjer

could someone explain how it's pronounced?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billkamm

That also sounds too robotic. I prefer Duden for my pronunciations:

http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Pinguin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esgerman12

But she is probably a native speaker. http://forvo.com/user/depechka/ forvo.com is a useful pronunciation ditionary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marvincorea

We normally don't say this out loud. It hurts their feelings.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/prandall1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JsZbSzMi08 (Sadly, I don't think this show was ever dubbed in German.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gallimaufrey

Thank you for this link Prandall 1 - have a lingot for the laugh


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Detlef.the.cat

When playing the whole exercise, the German female voice for "Pinguine" is wrong.

Disclaimer: Native German speaker

Reported: 30. Dec. 2017


[deactivated user]

    "Penguins are unable to fly" is perfectly acceptable. Please allow.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sagitta145

    This is not possible. Duolingo makes "cannot", "can not" and "can't" to be interchangeable automatically. The contributors don't even need to bother about it, Duo already took care of this. Same applies to different spelling like "color" and "colour".

    Are you sure there was no other mistake or typo? What did the red text in the bottom say exactly?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Buddha_Bunny

    Sie können durch das Wasser fliegen.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisagreig

    'Penquins can't fly' is marked incorrect. Can't is a contraction for cannot, so I think it should be accepted here.

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