Wait until Adjectives 3, and you may enjoy 'The dead girl is that man's daughter.'
This is my least favorite and you know why?..... because my favorite animal is a duck and I actually have a pet duck!?!?!? Poor anatra
Why are there question marks at the end of your sentence there? Are you unsure as to whether or not you have a duck?
Such a heartless thing to say. I'm pretty sure baby humans would also be delicious but that doesn't justify eating them!
Absolutely..I we start counting,then there are many other duck like animals or birds.Does that mean that people start eating them too? That's just a nonsense thing in my opinion.And most people here just hates this type of sentence and comments too :-|
Will you bother to explain please,what is so special about this sentence?!
Humor is a strange thing. You either get it,or you don't. The things that make one laugh out loud may just not make someone else laugh at all. But I will try to explain. Many people will eat duck for dinner. Its often a big holiday meal the way turkey is for Thanksgiving, or ham is for Christmas. Some people have pet ducks,chickens,or pigs but most people do not. The way the sentence is constructed is what makes it laughable. To say I'm having duck for dinner is not funny. To say your duck is my dinner is funny haha in a. sort of morbid, threatening way and was sort of unexpected here but ....well OK. Like I said, you either get it or you don't
i had two of them. than a rooster attacked them and poked their eyes out... my granma eat them, true story.
Poor thing. That must have been a very traumatizing experience! Kindly accept my condolences for your ducks.
............................genuine proof that ducks are bad news, folks. A+ loxmi, A+
Chandler & Joey also had a pet chicken! To this day I am still shocked Joey didn't eat at least one of them! 8-O
Same. I read the sentence, translated it, got it right, then said to myself "I wonder what people are saying about this". Obviously, a lot.
Leave my duck alone! All in all you're just a, 'nother cook in the mall! All in all you're just a, 'nother cook in the mall! :)
In the spanish i thought "Mi oso bebe cerveza" which means "my bear drinks beer" was funny but Im beginning to see the true funny side.
I know, it's often hard for us in this ignorant world. But have a little vegan lingot to make the learning bit easier. :)
I know, right? When I had to say "Io cucino la carne" it was hard. And all sentences with "vegetarian" I got were negative.
Where i come from we give duck to people as a piece offering, this would be extremely rude if someone were to say that
Why "anatra"? Almost all the words sounds likely to Spanish or English, but this one is not related
That's their fault, not Italian's :P English speakers at some point disused their word "Ened" (Old English, cognate to the modern German "Ente") and instead started using "to duck" as a noun (cognate to modern German "tauchen", to dive, to plunge). Spanish speakers instead currently use "pato", derived from the Arabic "batt". The Italian "Anatra" is a deformation of the Latin "anas", gen. "anatis".
German is my mother tongue, so this comment helped me a lot in finally remembering the italian word! Thanks :-)
The voice recording is awful, I could not hear anatra and I listened 10 times
I don't understand this sentence. Isn't "anatra" masculine noun? Shouldn't it be "l' tuo anatra"?
No, it's "l'anatra" and has feminine gender. But because the article and the word anatra aren't side by side the article changes to "la" - so the usual feminine article
Maybe the examples bellow could help a little. I hope everything's correct:
Non mangiamo il mio/tuo/suo/nostro/vostro/loro cibo. (masculine singular)
Non mangiamo i miei/tuoi/suoi/nostri/vostri/loro cibi. (masculine plural)
Non mangiamo la mia/tua/sua/nostra/vostra/loro cena. (feminine singular)
Non mangiamo le mie/tue/sue/nostre/vostre/loro cene. (feminine plural)
I just got screwed over by my phone's auto correction. It always used to happen the other way round...?
It is Christmas day as I discover this sentence! It's going to be true for many.
Ok, real question though... Why are La and la still used? The your duck is the mine dinner literally translated. I'm trying to figure out the Italian conjunction of things properly and this is confusing. Why don't they just say your duck is my dinner / Tua tartaruga e mia cena? Thanks.
Why does "the" still have to be added into this sentence if you're already saying "your/mine" turtle.
Go vegan duolingo finally. It makes hard to use it with all this death in every second sentence. How about we learn about vegetables, fruits and happy animals far from harm nasty humans inflict on them.
It could be a lion that's speaking. Let us leave room for all diets and views!
Godhuntress How about we leave room for the victims ;) (not only animals but humans. They victims of carnists too!). It is about time to look a bit further than the end of our nose, the planet is dying and animal agriculture is the leading reason. It is about way more than views and diets.