I can't help but wonder if the girl announcing she's a butterfly is the same one who owns un delfino....
You guys think THIS is nuts? You should check out the Dutch course. They have sentences like "I am an apple" and "Good morning, juice!"
Ahh, such a nice morning. I can be nice to anything! Good mornin, mother! Good morning, brother! And, ahh. Good morning, juice!
There's nothing nicer than saying good morning to your juice, isn't there?
All of us can be something. My soon-to-be-ex-wife is being una mucca al momento. lol :)
It's fabulous XD Used this as my school's laptop's wallpaper, and when I was turning it in, the guy looked at this picture and said "Interesting wallpaper" XD
I finally know, why is the pasta with butterfly's shape called farfalle... My second discovery after caffe latte ;)
fargasch, "bow ties" are "cravatte a farfalle". I had no choice but to look it up!
Yeah, I figured "I am a noodle" wasn't correct, but didn't think through what the name of the noodle could mean. I've known "vermicelli" for years and would probably have guessed "bow tie" for the noodle if I'd been thinking, so learning that it's a butterfly is pretty neat.
ok..you made me curious about vermicelli so I put it into NICEtranslator and it came back "vermicelli" so then I thought I'd separate it into two pieces that looked like words "vermi" and "celli" and it came back "cat worms". I'm definitely never eating THAT again.
I don't understand what significance caffe latte has? Can you explain? I see " coffee milk" or "Milk coffee" is this some specific kind of coffee?
It's coffee made with a base of milk, not water. My husband loves it. Heat up milk in the microwave and disolve the instant coffee in it... too rich for me. Of course, that is not how it's made at coffee shops. They heat up a lot of milk wit the steaming wand, then pour in a shot of espresso (I think)
You would have to pour the milk into the espresso shot if you wanted to get any latte art out of it
Me too! Farfalle! My life will never be the same)) and what about latte? What is the secret?))
Hm, are you Zhuang Zhou dreaming he is a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming it is Zhuang Zhou?
No problem for man to imagine being a butterfly in the Amazonas and by the strokes of his wings affect the ocean. In the musical ''The story of my life '' with music composed by Neil Bartram and text based on a book written by Brian Hill the imagination enriches life. It has been on Broadway and found its way to a small town in Sweden.
I don't mind the weird sentences because I want to be able to express any thought in this new language, not just memorize the useful ones, like I have for vacations in the past. For example, I have known how to say 'where is the bathroom' in Italian for years. :)
I think you mean Cocoon, where spiders eggs etc are laid. Cacoon is a seed from South America! lol :)
you couldn't get away saying this sort of thing at my school. You would be taken outside and given a right good thump
In Indonesian language, another word for female prostitute is "night butterfly" (kupu-kupu malam) So, to me it makes sense if you say I'm a butterfly :P
It is the same in Hungarian. There must be something "hidden truth"... :)
Hmm, funny reading all the comments mimicking the "I am a butterfly" considering I've heard that "farafalla" is also used a slang/euphemism for something else....if only you knew what you were saying. Confirmation from native speakers?
Wow, Duo must be on some hardcore dr*gs. He's and owl, not a butterfly.<h1>Wow</h1>
She sounds so happy; it's infectious. I found myself saying this one with glee kkkkkkk
Hahahaha I though the same! (If you people read this comment, please don't get me wrong)... (It's just kidding)
Ooor, one of the DL programmers is a big Pixar fan. I heard in my head "I'm a beautiful butterfly." Surely no coincidence that there's also un serpente nello stivale.
Jestem motylek! Oh, this is the best day ever! What kind of butterfly am I? What color am I? Where do I live?
Oh... I'm a butterfly pasta. I'm beige, I'm on a plate, and I'm very cold. The kid I was served to didn't eat me because I'm whole wheat and the stupid cook didn't put tomato sauce on me. Now I'm going to the trash can... This is not the best day ever.
Doesn't farfalla mean something else in Italian slang? I am certainly not una farfalla then.
Is a word missing? Should it be I am LIKE a butterfly? In the spirit of the Ali quote "I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"?
io sono un ragno grosso e mangio le farfalle per colazione, pranzo e cena! :)
my mom calls me the same thing! no way! doulingo you just made my day. lollllll!!!!
I could just as well be a bow pasta as a butterfly. So who's being judgmental here?
I am now a BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY. I TOLD YOU I COULD DO IT MOM!!! I. TOLD. YOU.
i didnt know butterflies could talk, or that i could understand butterfly language. this could be the person, i mean female butterfly, that owns a dolphin
That's why butterflies talk in Italian ;) (Or dolphinian, but we cannot recognize that...)
Of course, you are. Come here darling don't be upset. Mummy is gonna buy you an ice cream...
So farfalle pasta isn't bowtie pasta it's butterfly pasta.... those poor farfalle....
Why does "una" sound like "un" here? Is it part of speaking I don't understand?
Hello.. I am a butterfly and i fly fly up in the aky among the birds...ahhh
Teacher: Now kids, you can be whatever you want when you grow up. Dorian: I wanna be the king of Adarlan. Teacher: No. Rowan: I wanna be a Fea. Teacher: No. Celeana/Aelin: I wanna be the queen of Terrassen and stay true to the promise I made to Nehemia. Teacher: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#ThroneOfGlassBookSeries
This is what I told to my dad and he is happy about it. He accepted me for what I am.
Now I am free butterfly.
I was a reading turtle,bear,and now I am a BUTERFLY??????!i hate duolingo logic
I am an english butterfly looking at going on holiday to romw so.this is perfect for me
Does farfala have the same slang meaning in Italian as does mariposa in Spanish?
What i thought i was a turtle!!! Ah Butterfly in the day and Ninja Turtle at night. Love being a super hero.
Dont get me wrong, just cause i said im a butterfly doesnt really mean i am. Im really a bee......... buzzzzzzz
there was something about people putting only garlic ont eh plate to eat and the mnokey reading a book
Duo, I think you're an owl. Then again, Duo must have had fun saying this.
BREAKING NEWS: Studies show that 3% of participants of the language learning website Duolingo are not actually people but butterflies!
I identify as a butterfly and you may not call me anything but a butterfly!
The only people I have ever heard utter this phrase were Mohammad Ali and a six year old girl in a tutu. I am hoping for some more practical phrases shortly... of course I guess with the verbs I've been learning, 'to be' is better than 'to cook' or 'to boil'.
These sentences aren't just here to be memorised like a phrase book; they're to help you learn the rules of how sentences are constructed. You learn the rules by translating them, and then you have the knowledge to construct your own "practical phrases" later. It doesn't really matter if they're a bit nonsensical, it's still teaching you Italian grammar...
If you just want to learn a few basic phrases by rote, then buy a phrase book. But it won't help you to really understand or speak Italian fully.
By the way, sentences like "I am cooking boiled butterflies in the house of my aunt" are just wonderful poetry.
A famous nonsense phrase is the one, Dirk Bogarde used for his autobiography " Postillion struck by lightning" which comes from a phrase he had to learn, in French, whilst at school, as in; "My postillion has been struck by lightning." If you don't know what the word 'postillion' means, please look it up and realise the nonsense of the phrase. BUT these phrases do teach us the structure of Italian, and we remember them. So true, we're learning, (and hopefully understanding). not repeating by rote. Bravissimo DL :)