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"Je suis une baleine."

Translation:I am a whale.

February 22, 2013

347 Comments


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

Do French people also use this as meaning 'to be fat?' Couldn't stop myself from laughing when it made me say it.


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

Yeah, I think Duo is being too hard on itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaOrozco0

One opon a time there was a person that dreamed of being a whale. They were so real in her dreams that she started acting like one


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaOrozco0

She ate alot. She gained wheight. Started even talking like one


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

My French friend says they don't really.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lonewolf195XD

Actually, here on Brazil this expression is used.


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

Yes, in Uruguay too!


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

in Romania as well


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

In Austria and Germany too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZinC19

Je suis un 'biggest loser'..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/butwhy2

please don't say that. here, have a lingot and be happy.


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

'biggest loser' is an American television show about fat people competing to lose weight


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silly-and-nb

How do you give lingots?


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

Hiya Natalie. What I have just done is go to the end of your post, clicked on "Give Lingot" then a box comes up asking whether I want to do so (Daft question!) I then click on "OK" and the lingot is given. I have just done that and Bingo! it worked and you have a lingot. Votrre ami JJ.


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

they do not until they start to think in it


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

If you speak that in some countries, it means you think you yourself are a fat person.


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

And i'm the hijacker goat!


[deactivated user]

    i don't get it.


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

    in goat simulator, that powerup allows yo to summon whales


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Howen1

    lol yup its my least favourite goat.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aidan20005

    omg when I answered it I thought the same thing :DD


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

    wahahahahahaah me too!


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

    Tbh, I think Duo is pretty fat


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristofer338858

    Maybe that's what happens when you eat butter all the time.


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

    I am having an identity crisis here. What am i really? Lol


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

    Yes, indeed. xD Especially because in every lesson in the Animals skill we had to say that we're different animals. We should go to Hogwarts or something xD


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

    YES!!!!!!!!! but we must be born as an Animagi :D


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

    I mean, we can MAKE ourselves be animagi… if we reeeealllly want to...


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

    LETS DO IT!!!! LOL! wait... JKRowling never said how. BOO HOO!! :-(


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

    We can't be five different animals at once. . . Can we?


    [deactivated user]

      Same here :)


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

      Tu es une mouche.


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

      Yes, we should. Now, where did I put that Hogwarts acceptance letter?


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

      Lol, not looking forward to snapes lessons XD


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

      Definitely, haha


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sierra9904

      They just said i was a cow now im a whale!! Duo are you trying to tell me something?


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

      Hiya Miriam. Although I came here to learn French, I was intrigued to know what nnyf meant I looked it up in my OED+Websters, Wikipedia and Google and all I got was Ngarda Ngarli Yarndu Foundation, and johNNYFonk. Is either of these what you meant and if not please would you enlighten me as to what You meant by the acronym? Thanks in advance. JJ.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Meowtens

      Jackjon, I'm not Mariam - as you can see -, but I think that "nnyf" was a typo; she probably meant "funny". =D


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

      It's an undercover advertisement for the Atkins Diet.


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

      We are food on bear gryl's plate


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiegoFerna986611

      "Je suis un animal"... well yeah, but i need something more precise.


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

      First I was a dolphin, now i'm a whale


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

      I think Duo's evil plan is to make dissociative identity disorder as common as possible.


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

      This sentence will definitely come in handy!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tkk7406

      Picture yourself in Paris with a boyfriend/girlfriend. You're having a romantic dinner and when the waiter comes up you say "I am a whale". Perfect.


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

      Hahaha. I'm toying whether my date would respond more favourably to "Vous mangez comme un cochon" which is another Duo sentence we've to learn. Never a dull moment here.


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

      i heard i am banana LOL!


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

      So now you know who/what you are. Hehehe. Anyway, Banane sounds like Banahn and Baleine sounds like Balenne.


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

      that's funny as all get out!


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

      Whoa, Duolingo, you need some higher self esteem, have you considered talking to a counselor or a therapist?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadisonMcN1

      Whales whales swimming in the ocean, causing a comotion,because they are so awesome.


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

      They do this, their beautiful motion, Using barnacles as their skin lotion, And show off when in a foursome.


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

      you're very strange


      [deactivated user]

        Speak for yourself, Cyndi


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

        i am the walrus.


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

        The walrus was Paul.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tl217

        but i want to be the walrus!!!! :-)


        [deactivated user]

          no fair! i wana be the walrus too!!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GhostDog13

          But I thought I was a dolphin. :(


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

          breathe I AM a whale. I AM a whale. balllllllluuga. breathe

          SCENE.


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

          Do you have something animal-related for every sentence? :P


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

          My mother always said i can be whatever i want...


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

          You remind me of Frank from "The Heroes of Olympus"...


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

          Why is there no liaison between 'suis' and 'une' on the recording?


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

          It's an optional liaison, generally pronounced in formal contexts (higher registers) but less so in contemporary informal contexts. This page has more info: http://french.about.com/library/pronunciation/bl-liaisons-o.htm


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

          I always thought I was a phoenix or a tiger. Just cause I put on two pounds over the summer duolingo is calling me a whale!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Finnick-O

          Yes everybody, I am, indeed, a whale. Surprise! XD


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_n3t0_

          non, tu es un chat


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

          Ou une chatte?


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

          If your "la Baleine", why does your profile picture show "un chat"? lol


          [deactivated user]

            You should see MINE! haha


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

            I must be, like, the world's greatest Animagis or something.


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

            Imagine how different the fight between Sirius and Lupin would have been if Sirius was a whale. poof plop


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

            BUUUUUOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WAAAAAAAAAAA! ... I SPEAK WHALE?!


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

            it would have ended with a big splat.


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

            You made my day!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenRoberts02

            That's probably why he didn't turn into a whale


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tl217

            hello, new best friend who somehow knows what i'm thinking :-D


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

            Lol, Georgia, it probably wouldn't have been a cool fight scene then XD


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

            yeah, we can turn in so many animals now xD


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrinaChelle18

            One minute I'm a butterfly and the next I'm a whale...the magic of duolingo-next can I be a unicorn? :D


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katefoyle1

            :( I know im a bit chubby but thats just cruel duolingo


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

            Thanks, Duolingo, for making me believe in magic! Now I know I can be more than a simple human being ^.^


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

            Can't we translate this to "I follow a whale"?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pinky1962

            I thought I heard "I am a banana" as well. Lol


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

            I had to say it out loud too many times... :D


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

            take a lingot, you made me laugh xD


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/herve99

            Its not funny. Its a glandular problem!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eva_Lake-Towner

            ok ok, I've posted this on a lot of these, but WHY CANT WE LEARN ANYTHING USEFUL! Things like this are absolutely hopeless! This is the best one so far! We all feel like this from "temps et temps" but really, can't we learn anything like "I need to pee" or "wheres the hospital" or "I'm dyeing" or maybe "wheres the toilet, I feel ill". Not simply "I am fat". And anyway, the literal meaning doesn't make sense! WHEN WILL A WHALE TALK TO YOU!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenRoberts02

            It teaches you how to say 'I am', and it also teaches you the word 'baleine'


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

            I think "I'm dying" (without the "e") might be more useful than telling someone that you're busy changing your hair color or your t-shirts, etc.


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

            I am a whale.... OF A GOOD TIME YEAAAAH


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Breeanna_Rose00

            Well way to be insulting! I tend to read the sentence out loud, and my friend who speaks French just looked at me weirdly.


            [deactivated user]

              Weeee neeeed to fiiiiind his soooooooon


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaML85

              Hurtful, Duolingo. Hurtful.


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenRoberts02

              I thought i was a lion


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenRoberts02

              And a fly, a dolphin, a tortoise, a butterfly and a snake before that.


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

              Yep in dulingo you're everything


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

              How do i know that une baleine means whale?


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanHo25

              Sometimes it seems to throw out new words, but if it has a dotted line underneath you can tap it to see what it means. Hope this helps.


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bou412707

              Hahaha yall are cracking me up with this. Couldn't hide my laughter at work. Looked like a weirdo


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

              i'm not a whale, i'm just big-boned...


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caitlyn809029

              No kidding, this entire time I thought I was a human


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

              Something fishy about your comment, mate


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

              Yeah, me too :( turns out imma whale then XD


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

              hahaha, hii :D


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mspyr1

              Haha....i am NOTTTTT !!!


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

              But you are!!!!! :) Just like everyone else here. XD


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

              Just keep swimming.. Just keep swimming...


              [deactivated user]

                Aww, duolingo is suffering from low self-esteem hugs


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

                RIP D. Adams. <sniff>


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

                And we're back on track with being the pokemon called Ditto. :)


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanHo25

                Hey, i didn't know you could speak whale...


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rafael.Shields

                I heard it as je suis une banane


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

                Just as an aside, Rachel, we English have a saying "He's gone bananas" meaning he got very angry (or sometimes insane). Duo sentences can be very strange but this one is beyond even them. It seems that the French course suffers above others with unclear diction from the voicebot.


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

                Vous êtes une baleine !


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

                I think you were attemping to say Moi aussi, meaning "Me too!"


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

                I'm not even sure what I wanted to say anymore... xD


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

                No, P.Salamander was responding to Spirate calling us whales, by saying that Spirate is also a whale, not just us.


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

                Umm... I am a piece of gnocchi so whats the translation for that?


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

                Boulette de gnocchi?


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

                HELLOOOOOOO WHAAAAAALE


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

                Yep. I'm on raw fish diet and swimm everyday but I'm still overweight. '—'


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aiden.Smith

                makes a whale sound in public


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

                I like Duo's style, I think theres someone with a wicked sense of humour making these phrases up. It works and it sticks, i now will never forget the word for whale...


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tl217

                How do you say, "Am I a shapeshifter?" in French?


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

                Excellent. No reference in my Collins Robert to this phrasal adjective. You sent me on quite a journey! All I came up with was a response from my native French friend Didier in Geneva. He recommended two: "Je suis un metamorphe (with accent) which may have rather intimidating connotations, or they say "Je suis un Shape-Shifter", ! Hah! Leaves me just a little proud to be English in a rather timid way. (Ah, and Shape-Shifter" seems not to be a word, but a hyphenated two-word phrasal adjective.)


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.DudeBruh

                I AM UGLY AND I'M PROUD! I AM A WHALE AND I'M PROUD!!


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

                i'm surprised they don't have the sentence "i am the walrus"


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

                Je suis le morse.


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

                Well, I prefered to be a butterfly :(


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

                Don't be so hard on yourself Duo.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abear87

                Je suis non une baleine. I am a human. Merci beaucoup


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

                I think you meant to say, "Je ne suis pas une baleine," not, "Je suis non une baleine." That would be, "I am no a whale."


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Smashing160bitch

                Are you calling me fat Duolingo? That's pretty rude.


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

                No. Mother Earth's Heir, that's what.


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

                Her voice in baleine seems like shes so wanting it lol


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

                thanks God that i'm a whale but not a rat. I hate the rats....


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marina.MN

                I like your optimism :D


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

                Remy, humans kill rats. Even if you learn french, and cook like Gusteau, and have a fancy Ratatouille restaurant. See this guy, for example.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarahkd94

                Dont be so hard on yourself


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

                Sorry that you do. I'm a great big Blue Whale. OOOoooo the Power! Here me serenade from a thousand miles away. Please don't resent me nor my call. Did you know that I can make the same whale "Chirp" en Francaise? A Cousteau. Please indulge a whale's wonderful ways and find a way not to resent us. We are here. Almost!


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/igor.alvaro

                If you say so...


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

                don't say that in front of a monkey!


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrinaChelle18

                What is the deal with whales? I keep calling myself one and the picture on the animal lessons is whale....LOL :D what the heck? :P :D


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olivia181999

                are you calling me fat duolingo!?


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

                I have Duo in my earphone. They're saying:"No. we're saying that we can hear you from 200 miles away."


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dudecp123

                Apparently Duolingo thinks im a whale


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

                Yes and no, mostly no. When Duo says "Je suis un baleine", it says "I Duolingo am a whale". Of course, however polite you may be, your translation cannot agree. (Yes, Duo, you are, even though. metaphorically it, the French course, IS .) You just have to imagine your self as one of the most successful and beautiful mammals ever, and agree. Then, just translate. You never know, the next sentence may be "Je suis parfait!".


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

                Please tell me this isn't something French people say on a daily basis


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

                OK. This isn't something French people say on a daily basis. Neither do whales. It's a Duo thing.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mitochondria1

                Je suis une baleine -_-


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

                Attention, now I have recorded a song and It was right answer o_o !


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/naciri97

                No, no, no! I'm not


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adam383291

                Ladies, pay attention now; I am a whale!


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

                LOL. Do you realise what you just said.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tl217

                i was hoping it would say "I am the walrus" haha


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

                Don't be so hard on yourself, Duo. There there.


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

                Should it not just be "je suis baleine"? No une?


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

                Only in rare and specific contexts can you drop the article in French. Usually, don't leave it out.


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

                Never knew whales could talk!


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

                Really Cpbandana? They communicate over 300Km or more, depending on species. They have over 4000 different calls, each a specific message. Aaannnddd here we are trying to learn French? Feeling good?


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

                Best pickup line 2016

                • That dude who never get any girls

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

                this sentence is incorrect


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

                No it is not. It is just that whales have a greater grammar over a further distance than tiny little me or you. So describe and define, please, just why this sentence is incorrect. With respect.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dallas7084

                i think DuoLingo is calling me fat.. >:(


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

                I lived in La Comté


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

                I thought duolingo was a parrot of some kind...


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

                Owl, actually :P


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dawson81702

                Yeah, Duo. I know I am Fat.. You don't have to tell me again..


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

                Is "fat" a proper noun now?


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/can-tsleep

                That's offensive...


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

                I can't with this right now


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

                nice way to boost your self esteem...


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

                i already knew i was fat duolingo!


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

                i was a butterfly before a moment.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abear87

                Actually, me too. but after that it put it is eating the butterfly, so I hope that nothing ate me.


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

                Im not a whale !! ;A;


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

                We know, but if you were, you wouldn't question the language learning method.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kitty_hawk2009

                Sounds like an insult heheh


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna807478

                Just to clarify I am not a whale


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

                Duo are u calling me fat I mean a cow OK but a whale really am I that fat? I only weigh like 3 tons LOL JK


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marin520855

                at least i am no longer a bird, fly, or bear


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

                After this holiday season, yes I am


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomas.macken5

                Aw don't be so hard on yourself


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andrea39377

                OMG! that'a hilarious


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alibadaw-2015

                Haha take it easy!!!! Duolingo just kidding!!!!


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bibo235862

                I am a whale. -Wailord


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

                Non, je suis un chat.


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

                sam as i kairu-sensei


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

                must be having a WHALE of a magical time to be able to BALEINE (believe) that!


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

                ... Really? That wasn't a clever sentence.


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

                Lively up Jen. This is not a French phrasebook to take on holiday to France. Often Duo does not make sense; what it does is teach us grammar, gender, articles, numbers, where to place adjectives and so much more and THAT IS CLEVER. Not satisfied? Try Babbel or Rosetta Stone and their fees and see if their task sentences make any more sense. They really are clever, though, because they get you to pay for the privilege of nonsense task sentences. Try them and their cleverness.Also you have excellent grammarians here on this Community site who will give their time and focus freely to help you. That is Not Clever. It is love. Go find that in Babbel or Rosetta Stone. I'll tell you what is not "Clever"; it is Not Clever to knock this free site, mate. Clever is just to learn, sense or nonsense. That's clever. With respect. the grammar of a language.


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

                Who pissed in your porridge? I don't like this sentence because I am dealing with an eating disorder and this sentence almost caused a relapse. I pointed out that it wasn't clever for this reason. Next time you go off on a ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ "lecture", go outside to think about something else instead. And if we're talking grammar: your excessive use of punctuation and chopped sentences are less than impressive and made your attempt at making a point into a clutter.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leeha99

                hahaha too funny


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christian268769

                How rude i am not fat


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

                Christian, show me a whale that is fat. I'll show you whales WHO are Intelligent, Caring, Communicative, Giving, Non-Judgemental, Far from Opinionated or at worst Bigoted, Do Not Have Religion which separates their kind, even kith and kin; .Make Wars, they do not Rape, Attack Each Other, Claim Territory, Aaannnddd they are so very friendly to US Humans who have been and to an extent still so LETHAL for them, The Beautiful Ones! Lively Up Mate and be proud to be a slim and slick WHALE!. Far closer to Jesus than any Human Obese or skinny. Just the one last point on this Language Learning Site.... the personal reference to one's self is written in Higher Case. "I" Not "i" and a comma would have served a use between "rude" and your incorrect lower case "i". Time for you to sort your own house out before you sort out the world.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justinpage7

                I love this app i started out bad now im really good


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

                The truth has been revealed folks


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katewills0

                Why yes, yes i am


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

                I blame the donuts


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

                I wonder what words should i use un and what use une


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

                "I am a whale." Okaaaaay then, Duolingo!


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

                "Stiffener" "Whalebone" lol


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brett691716

                Whatever you say duolingo


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

                They said I could be anything, so I became a whale .


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sakib2212

                Yes. I am a whale and using Duolingo right now!!!


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

                Better be careful, apparently Japanes hate Dawphin anda whale!!


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

                I thought it said "Je suis une banane" lol..


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

                My french teacher has our class use this app and now i am just thinking of how many teenage boys are going to get other people to say this phrase.


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

                So far, on this whole website, I've said that I'm a whale, a bird, the president, a kid's grandmother, a tree, a fish, the Pope, a turtle, red, blue, black (I'm white,) from Costa Rica, a woman (Je suis un garçon,) a journalist, a cat, a dog, and a partridge in a pair tree. I wouldn't be surprised if Buzzfeed came over and made a stupid personality quiz based on the lies Duolingo tells me.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyle961394

                Don't be so hard on yourself mate..


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexGibson71765

                Duo needs more self-confidence


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

                Wow asumming my gender much


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carol682036

                In spanish too! Ella es una ballena! Rude.


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

                Yes I am fat. So what, Duo? Mind your business next time!


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eldridge81

                I am not a whale !


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ele_121

                "i am a whale" "you are correct" ❤❤❤❤ you duolingo :P


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaityCatK1

                No, I are not a whale. In fact, I are 99.9% sure I am totally and legitimately a unicorn. Thank you very much, Sir Duo!


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamza225870

                Yep. Just a water creature on duolingo.nothing to see here


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

                Hey! This is insulting! lol


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

                For Real? am i really that fat?


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marleyyy23

                me too girl me too.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sBridge2

                Things I say after Thanksgiving dinner.


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

                What by, Grace? May we be of assistance?


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace.ken

                TA MERE EST UNE BALEINE OHHHHHH


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aiden2121

                Whale bone is still correct


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

                Sometimes, I'm a banana, other times, an apple...today, I am a whale.


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

                Oh! Samuel, you noticed. Well you devil, you. It is a language course.


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

                make your mind up. am i a whale or a dolphin?


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

                Nup, Jheo, you're an insect and also living in an apple while the turtle is eating pasta for crying out loud. Good here, innit?


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P.Clervaux

                At 392 comments, I just had to see some. ;) Good one Duo.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jackson109

                No I'm not a whale


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/William421574

                Too close to home :'(


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ValerijaB1214

                Ok, good for you, and i am a human being ;)


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aimee827893

                It is making me insult myself.........I am fat!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

                Aimee; all the more of you to enjoy? I'm 70 and hair doesn't crown me anymore but insists on growing out of every orifice. I was quite good looking once and this body I live in now is disappointing to say the least. Think on this: In another lesson you'll be a fly. I came across that one when I was eating supper! Sausages. Suddenly they looked like............................ So, yes, I binned supper. Whales are absolutely beautiful and wonderful but maybe krill and sardines will disagree on that?


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parvmudgal2003

                Ok!!!i am girl!!, i am ant!! ,i am lion!!, i am butterfly ,i am whale!! ,i am every animal!!!!!!!


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

                Calm down dear. You're learning French, not sense.


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

                If i'm a whale then how am I typing this?


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

                Hehehe, Litten, whales use extremely large keyboards and when you're an ant here................ :)


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

                But whales have flippers!


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

                so how am I typing this


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

                oh wait auto correct is on it will not be turned off


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

                i67t54ewsedry nc7900vfrffdssdvvf


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

                \/\/ (turned off auto correct for whales) \/\/


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

                Litten, this is a language learning site and here is a discussion thread. It is not a chat room. I'm happy to exchange email address with you if you wish to chat. Just don't clutter Duo please.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/12345679u

                Laughs hysterically while peeing and crapping self


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zoe252672

                Lmfao rude duolingo


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

                Wait for it Zoe, later you'll be a fly and then an ant. Enjoy transformation. (I've got 8 legs by the way.) Please what does LMFAO mean?


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/12345679u

                aww duo, no you're awesome, not fat.:) eh buddy?:)


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SouthernSet973

                it's 2am and duolingo is body shaming me


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

                No Probs Southern, Duo just called me an ANT. We must stop meeting like this! I'm just SO overwhelmed!


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

                They are becoming self aware


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

                This must be from eating all that butter...


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

                I am Walrus. Coo coo ca choo


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

                Really, Kate? You share over 90% DNA with a whale. 2% less than you share with me and I am human. Wakey, wakey mate. On a language learning site the personal "I" is always in higher case. Even whales know that.


                [deactivated user]

                  Thank goodness I'm not the only one who thought this was crazy


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

                  Et je suis le morse. (Goo-goo-ga-joob.)


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennyJohns423024

                  "I am rock. I am an island." Simon and Garfunkel


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

                  I've never related to anything as much as this.


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

                  Geez talk about harsh lol


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morgan1222

                  I cannotget past this page


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

                  Jeez, I know im fat but do you have to say it to everyone!?


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

                  Wow i just called myself a whale... Thanks Duo


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

                  Well, it is Halloween today!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jiaqi372415

                  wow im a whale now...


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

                  Looks like duolingo is doing the blue whale challenge


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

                  How extremely interesting, Sidomika.


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

                  I can't be the only one who thought of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy here


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

                  i have just heard un baleine (normal speed) une baleine ( slow speed). Very annoying!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah909211

                  Sometimes I laugh at what Dou is teaching me how to say. Like when it made me say 'Je suis un papllion' all I could think about was PDP one vid. This takes the cake


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

                  Great Hannah. On this language learning course, I did not understand a word of your post. Thanks for the clutter. (Sarcasm) What is PDP and what is the significance of 909211? With as much respect as I can muster, JJ.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ema122411

                  Whoa-oh-oh! Blue whale ❤❤❤❤ coming up?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexandria228164

                  Rude, Duolingo. I'm not fat, I'm just big boned. ):


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

                  Duo, you're not fat, stop saying that! We all want you to have a healthy lifestyle too... but, really.

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