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"Ngày tháng "

Translation:April Fools' Day

May 12, 2016

17 Comments


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

In case you wonder why it's called "fish day", here's my attempt at explaining it: in France (or in Québec and other places, maybe), the prank that most people do that day is inconspicuously sticking a fish on the back of people, and the prank is called Poisson d'avril (literally: April fish). Given the influence that the French language had on the Vietnamese language, I suppose that explains why in Vietnamese it is called in such manner.


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

I just feel like pointing out that it isn't an actual fish, more like a paper fish haha >_<


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

oh, now I want my lingot back! :p


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

There, there haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BossaNova1423

Well that's disappointing.


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

Thank you! that's really funny and interesting..


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

Yeah, that is true of both France and Quebec/Acadia. Not sure about Belgium...

Finally something besides coffee and station in this course that comes from French...


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

It is true in Belgium. I used to do it to my dad all the time. In Dutch, they call it "Aprilvis", too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter536150

In Holland, also Dutch, we don't


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GiaLang3

I don't believe your opinion on April Fool's Day. Kkk


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter536150

That is ok, you are free to think what you want. Just try to say it in Vietnamese! That is what you are here for!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seth853809

It is also true in Italy (pesce d'Aprile). No idea of the origins of this, though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea905617

Interesting tid bit!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JenniferJo728845

Thanks for the explanation, I was trying to translate it as Fish day and couldn't work out how that equated to April Fool's Day.. it's not a translation at all. April Fool ;-Đ


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

Merci beaucoup Raphael


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaneDavis1

April Fish Day! ...is not an acceptable answer

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