https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen

Lost in translation

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Today's duolingo lesson brought the amusing revelation that the name of one of the Star Wars heroes sounds like "Onion Skywalker"

Use the force лук!

Any other examples?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

He is "Люк" (a hatch), not "Лук" (an onion, a bow).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkStephen
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Thanks for that clarification. Have a lingot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Norrius
Norrius
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Yep.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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What does it say?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lydusha
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What is Darth Vader best known for saying? "Luke, I am your Father!" The joke is that Лук means onion or Люк can either mean the Anglicized "Luke" or the word hatch. ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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hahaha!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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That is excellent. Have a few more Lingots to add to your collection!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wyattJ98
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This comment made my day, thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimker
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Jabba from Star Wars is written in Russian as "Джабба", and the word "жаба" (= a toad) sounds very similar. And Jabba does have certain toad features.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_tv80
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Магистр зеленки

"йода" - Genitive of "йод" (iodine). Зелёнка is this thing: Brilliant Green

йод и зеленка

3 years ago
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