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Weird sentences

Who of you think that a lot of the sentences don't make sense. We should tell Duolingo that, maybe they will change it if we all ask. What do y'all think?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

The sentences are generated to have the most variety, so they are bound to be weird. Just wait 'til you see the ones about naked waitresses in the French lessons...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

There has just been some in my Spanish lessons that are weird, like the cat sleeps on top of the monkey.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/choeisa

It does seem like there are some the culture stereotypes . Here are screenshots from Italian mob talk:

http://wtfduolingo.tumblr.com/image/69222887693

Spanish lessons had some weird sentences like: Is he legal? We must obtain the documents. And stuff indicating that one may be illegal, or undocumented.

I wonder what some of the languages will have in them :-) Isn't duo 18+ anyways? :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

No, there are no age restrictions on Duolingo. Anyway, why else would you learn a language if you weren't going to join the mob? Lotsa money in the job, you know... if you don't get caught.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/choeisa

Anyway, I think that weird sentences are good. I think it forces one to think about constructing it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

I would say that It should be for people that already did Rosetta Stone. It really isn't for beginners.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

Why? If you're using Duolingo, you don't need Rosetta Stone. You can just start from Basics 1 here.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

Well, I would recommend people to do Rosetta stone first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

Not everybody has the money to do Rosetta Stone.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

It is easy enough for all age levels.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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just check more of them here : https://twitter.com/shitduosays :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VossBucci
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! >_<

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https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Please! I'm crying with laughter!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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it actually helps your learning, because you cannot guess the translation as easily!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

I guess so.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

I think you are making too much of an insignificant issue.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

Well, I think they can make sentences that make sense.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

I think it will really help.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Hello! You'll see a lot more sentences that "don't make sense' there is a reason for it. Just relax and go with the flow. It all helps you learn. Have you seen:"She changed the baby for a black dog." No, not yet. But seriously. Duo works and very well so don't sweat the little stuff. When I did that sentence (black dog) I kept hoping my translation was wrong. I checked all my vocab, tenses, prepositions .... it turned out to be correct. I was elated-yes the sentence was weird-but I had struggled to do it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyHill

Thanks for your council.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Hope it helps. Have you seen the link with the collection of weird sentences. laughed until I cried.

4 years ago