"Je suis une baleine."

Translation:I am a whale.

February 22, 2013

347 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kairusensei

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

June 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ceolan
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Yeah, I think Duo is being too hard on itself.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Akimmortal13

No lie

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VictoriaOrozco0

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

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VictoriaOrozco0

The end

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/simbabque

My French friend says they don't really.

June 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lonewolf195XD

Actually, here on Brazil this expression is used.

September 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/juangattito

Yes, in Uruguay too!

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/penaswaggie
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in Romania as well

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulHaiden

In Austria and Germany too!

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LetoileNoire
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Sup im br too.

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZinC19
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Je suis un 'biggest loser'..

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/butwhy2
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please don't say that. here, have a lingot and be happy.

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTeaSpice

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

July 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cocoacookie951

Stay positive!

December 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/I_is_a_fanenby

How do you give lingots?

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreTosatti

they do not until they start to think in it

July 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaiser_BR
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If you speak that in some countries, it means you think you yourself are a fat person.

July 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ObsidianDarko

And i'm the hijacker goat!

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaKramer2

i don't get it.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ObsidianDarko

in goat simulator, that powerup allows yo to summon whales

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Howen1
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lol yup its my least favourite goat.

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SASSSSS

OH XD

January 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Aidan20005

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

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ctclaor

wahahahahahaah me too!

January 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SASSSSS

Tbh, I think Duo is pretty fat

January 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristofer338858

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

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jtitusj
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I am having an identity crisis here. What am i really? Lol

July 21, 2014

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

August 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/UsernameJanina

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

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aagstar

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

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/greensqueak

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

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GTCcraft

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

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ancastermeadow

Harry potter fan?

November 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BenRoberts02
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I am :)

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaKramer2

Same here :)

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaime.Livres.

me too!!!!

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Livi795710

Same here

June 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Luna_Lovegood1

RAVENCLAWS UNITE

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

Me!

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr-Cuddles

I am a fly

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/balbhan
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Tu es une mouche.

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMarisol

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

April 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Whos101

Yes XD

January 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

Lol, not looking forward to snapes lessons XD

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marina.MN
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Definitely, haha

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sierra9904

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

August 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/punzybobo

Go to the gym

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariam107429

You are so nnyf

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Meowtens
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Jackjon, I'm not Mariam - as you can see -, but I think that "nnyf" was a typo; she probably meant "funny". =D

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EspaTalia
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It's an undercover advertisement for the Atkins Diet.

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
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We are food on bear gryl's plate

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoFerna986611

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

September 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DarKz_

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

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrEktor
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Reincarnation :)

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EspaTalia
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I think Duo's evil plan is to make dissociative identity disorder as common as possible.

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Allison_Hjulberg

This sentence will definitely come in handy!

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZEXALII

i heard i am banana LOL!

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

June 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cyndiluwho

that's funny as all get out!

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelseaL

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

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sierra9904

LOL!!!

August 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

XD

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MadisonMcN1

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

July 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

July 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cyndiluwho

you're very strange

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaKramer2

Speak for yourself, Cyndi

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZEXALII

lol

January 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

lol

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/goldenskans

i am the walrus.

July 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pittypatz

Koo koo kachoo

October 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/howcheng
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The walrus was Paul.

November 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tl217

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

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaKramer2

no fair! i wana be the walrus too!!

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GhostDog13

But I thought I was a dolphin. :(

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/azureskye
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breathe I AM a whale. I AM a whale. balllllllluuga. breathe

SCENE.

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Do you have something animal-related for every sentence? :P

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/azureskye
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Yes, yes I do.

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BriellaP

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

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

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

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Koolkaren
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Why is there no liaison between 'suis' and 'une' on the recording?

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/waphle
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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

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

August 7, 2014

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

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

July 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_n3t0_
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non, tu es un chat

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

Ou une chatte?

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/greensqueak

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

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaKramer2

You should see MINE! haha

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sdfghjkjhgf

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

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgiaED

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

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZEXALII

it would have ended with a big splat.

January 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/UrbanAllegory

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

June 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Femslash

You made my day!

June 21, 2015

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

September 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

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

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenRoberts02
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That's probably why he didn't turn into a whale

September 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tl217

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

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marina.MN
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yeah, we can turn in so many animals now xD

August 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/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

January 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/katefoyle1

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

February 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LoveDairyGoats

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

August 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

Yes, we can.

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marina.MN
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Thanks, Duolingo, for making me believe in magic! Now I know I can be more than a simple human being ^.^

August 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pinky1962

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

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Darzi
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I had to say it out loud too many times... :D

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Marina.MN
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take a lingot, you made me laugh xD

August 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/herve99

Its not funny. Its a glandular problem!

March 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

April 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BenRoberts02
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It teaches you how to say 'I am', and it also teaches you the word 'baleine'

September 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

November 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wegygeywgfwe

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

December 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 28, 2015

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    Weeee neeeed to fiiiiind his soooooooon

    April 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/RebeccaML85

    Hurtful, Duolingo. Hurtful.

    April 17, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BenRoberts02
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    I thought i was a lion

    September 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BenRoberts02
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    And a fly, a dolphin, a tortoise, a butterfly and a snake before that.

    September 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jory_Alturki

    Yep in dulingo you're everything

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/palakpattnaik

    How do i know that une baleine means whale?

    October 21, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    November 6, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bou412707

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

    June 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BAHUNTOME

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

    August 20, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/tl217

    LOL :-)

    September 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Caitlyn809029

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

    August 20, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

    Something fishy about your comment, mate

    August 20, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

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

    January 23, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/heewar

    Hi whales!

    June 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Marina.MN
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    hahaha, hii :D

    August 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/UrbanAllegory

    What the whalio?

    June 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/mspyr1

    Haha....i am NOTTTTT !!!

    July 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

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

    November 5, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/UrbanAllegory

    Just keep swimming.. Just keep swimming...

    June 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgiaED

    You're a liar.

    November 11, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethA379266

    Aww, duolingo is suffering from low self-esteem hugs

    August 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheRandomDodo

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    October 22, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Meowisa

    Hello, Ground!

    February 6, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/francophoney

    RIP D. Adams. <sniff>

    November 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

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

    November 5, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/ZEXALII

    use transform!

    January 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/JonathanHo25

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

    November 6, 2014

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

    I heard it as je suis une banane

    January 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    January 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ichimoku
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    et vous, parlez-vous baleine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25lgc-HHJY

    February 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Spirate

    Vous êtes une baleine !

    March 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

    Vous aussi.

    April 19, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/olympianqueen

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

    January 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

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

    January 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ejkeleya

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

    April 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bowl_of_Gnocchi

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

    April 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

    Boulette de gnocchi?

    April 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/naldurien

    HELLOOOOOOO WHAAAAAALE

    May 19, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/enilevkay
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    Yep. I'm on raw fish diet and swimm everyday but I'm still overweight. '—'

    June 6, 2015

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

    makes a whale sound in public

    July 6, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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...

    July 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/tl217

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

    September 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.)

    September 2, 2015

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

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

    September 18, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/makiky

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

    November 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nejlis
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    Je suis le morse.

    May 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Calahir

    Well, I prefered to be a butterfly :(

    May 30, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BlazerM.
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    Don't be so hard on yourself Duo.

    July 30, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Abear87

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

    September 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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."

    April 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Smashing160bitch

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

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    September 28, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jory_Alturki

    Her voice in baleine seems like shes so wanting it lol

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SummerSolemnly

    Too real

    October 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Superhrundel

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

    July 23, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Marina.MN
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    I like your optimism :D

    August 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    June 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/sarahkd94

    Dont be so hard on yourself

    November 16, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/lethalbanana

    Hey! I resent this!

    November 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/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!

    November 30, 2014

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

    If you say so...

    December 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/ZEXALII

    don't say that in front of a monkey!

    January 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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

    January 17, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Olivia181999

    are you calling me fat duolingo!?

    March 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    March 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/dudecp123

    Apparently Duolingo thinks im a whale

    March 18, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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!".

    March 18, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/CecileAmoureuse

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

    April 18, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    April 18, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mitochondria1

    Je suis une baleine -_-

    April 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/craaash80
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    EAT. LESS.

    May 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedJweed

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

    May 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/naciri97

    No, no, no! I'm not

    July 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/adam383291

    Ladies, pay attention now; I am a whale!

    July 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/greensqueak

    LOL. Do you realise what you just said.

    January 5, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynAlts

    FINALLY!

    July 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/tl217

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

    September 1, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/LauraKhr
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    Don't be so hard on yourself, Duo. There there.

    October 17, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/bshuman

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

    November 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    November 29, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/cpbandana

    Never knew whales could talk!

    December 1, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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?

    December 1, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/CobieFisher

    Best pickup line 2016

    • That dude who never get any girls
    January 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmazingSAS

    this sentence is incorrect

    January 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    January 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dallas7084

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

    June 13, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/azure_sun

    I lived in La Comté

    July 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AddisonZha

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

    July 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rhynn
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    Owl, actually :P

    August 26, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dawson81702

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

    May 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/olympianqueen

    Is "fat" a proper noun now?

    January 29, 2016

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

    That's offensive...

    June 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/berryblonde

    I can't with this right now

    June 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/TahiriMendoza

    Of course xD

    July 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jimmy_the_Dog

    nice way to boost your self esteem...

    July 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isabella_Oliva

    I am offended

    July 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/KamariRhone

    i already knew i was fat duolingo!

    July 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/iLamia_S

    i was a butterfly before a moment.

    July 18, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Abear87

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

    September 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/babyfacejuliette

    How rude! Lol

    July 31, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MikotoTanu

    Im not a whale !! ;A;

    August 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    August 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/TahiriMendoza

    Oh really?

    August 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

    Yup

    August 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/kitty_hawk2009

    Sounds like an insult heheh

    August 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Anna807478

    Just to clarify I am not a whale

    September 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/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

    November 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/jordan830127

    WE ARE THE WHALE

    November 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Marin520855

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

    December 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/WindShifter

    After this holiday season, yes I am

    December 30, 2015

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

    Aw don't be so hard on yourself

    January 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/andrea39377

    OMG! that'a hilarious

    January 14, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Abigail974567

    Im a whale ):P

    January 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/FuzzyPanda-SK

    I'm a whale! ^-^ :P

    January 19, 2016

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

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

    January 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bibo235862

    I am a whale. -Wailord

    February 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Areez-Baloch

    it is insulting

    February 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/webtrauma

    Non, je suis un chat.

    February 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SliceOfKai

    sam as i kairu-sensei

    March 9, 2016

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

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

    April 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jentzi
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    ... Really? That wasn't a clever sentence.

    May 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    May 24, 2016

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

    May 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/leeha99
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    hahaha too funny

    May 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Christian268769

    How rude i am not fat

    June 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    June 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/justinpage7

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

    June 13, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/TICABEAR

    The truth has been revealed folks

    June 14, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Katewills0

    Why yes, yes i am

    June 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/bujler
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    I blame the donuts

    July 13, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/CharlesPflieger

    Je suis catbug

    July 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/aniyaAmour

    Cause why not

    July 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/azure_sun

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

    July 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jasmine_Primo

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

    August 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrederikBj5

    "Stiffener" "Whalebone" lol

    August 14, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jenaewashere

    Lol ok...

    August 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Brett691716

    Whatever you say duolingo

    August 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/LunaAngelE

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

    August 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/sakib2212

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

    August 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexvandenBroek

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

    August 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/iRuisu

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

    August 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    August 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jankajeaux

    That is not nice

    September 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/anumber2pen

    Triggered

    September 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cecily2909
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    Relatable.

    September 16, 2016

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

    October 6, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/reblued
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    Wow, r00d

    October 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kyle961394

    Don't be so hard on yourself mate..

    October 23, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexGibson71765

    Duo needs more self-confidence

    October 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/xXjaydinXx

    Wow asumming my gender much

    November 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/carol682036

    In spanish too! Ella es una ballena! Rude.

    November 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jeanluxo

    I am a whale

    November 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/sarahisvvcool

    no i am a mouse

    December 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tricia_Boobs
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    Yes I am fat. So what, Duo? Mind your business next time!

    December 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eldridge81

    I am not a whale !

    December 2, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/BRIANCHOW3

    yo mama

    December 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ele_121

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

    December 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Christmas525252

    Yes, I am a whale.

    December 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/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!

    December 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/hamza225870

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

    December 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mahamed_Abdi

    Hey! This is insulting! lol

    December 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/JamesNg98b

    Wow

    January 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ctclaor

    For Real? am i really that fat?

    January 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/marleyyy23

    me too girl me too.

    January 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/sBridge2

    Things I say after Thanksgiving dinner.

    January 9, 2017

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

    I'm offended

    January 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

    What by, Grace? May we be of assistance?

    January 21, 2017

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

    TA MERE EST UNE BALEINE OHHHHHH

    January 21, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aiden2121

    Whale bone is still correct

    January 23, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelGrech

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

    January 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    January 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jheovivo

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

    February 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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?

    February 7, 2017

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

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

    February 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackson109

    No I'm not a whale

    March 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/William421574

    Too close to home :'(

    March 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Valerija750680

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

    March 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/iamafryi

    Me too.

    March 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Aimee827893

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

    March 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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?

    March 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Syntax404

    Haha lma9

    March 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Parvmudgal2003

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

    April 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    April 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFlyingBurger

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

    April 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    April 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFlyingBurger

    But whales have flippers!

    May 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFlyingBurger

    so how am I typing this

    May 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFlyingBurger

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

    May 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFlyingBurger

    i67t54ewsedry nc7900vfrffdssdvvf

    May 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFlyingBurger

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

    May 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    May 17, 2017

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    Laughs hysterically while peeing and crapping self

    May 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zoe252672

    Lmfao rude duolingo

    May 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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?

    May 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/12345679u
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    aww duo, no you're awesome, not fat.:) eh buddy?:)

    June 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SouthernSet973

    it's 2am and duolingo is body shaming me

    June 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

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

    June 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaFallon

    They are becoming self aware

    July 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CarolineJBak

    This must be from eating all that butter...

    July 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/AswinShobhan

    I am Walrus. Coo coo ca choo

    July 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/kate126778

    no i'm not

    August 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    August 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/xSemper

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

    August 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/LindaCoppo1

    I wrote thaat

    September 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/JMaxGlobal

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

    September 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/JennyJohns423024

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

    September 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/sam458142

    LOL.

    September 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/iamafryi

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

    October 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CrescentNe

    Geez talk about harsh lol

    October 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Morgan1222

    I cannotget past this page

    October 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/KeiraRott

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

    October 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/FarthestSpark

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

    November 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/JMaxGlobal

    Well, it is Halloween today!

    November 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Christina470583

    Okay then duo

    November 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jiaqi372415

    wow im a whale now...

    November 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/sidomika

    Looks like duolingo is doing the blue whale challenge

    November 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jackjon

    How extremely interesting, Sidomika.

    November 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/artmurma

    Hahaha!!!

    November 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Digiowl

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

    December 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasJohnMcHarg

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

    December 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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

    December 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/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.

    December 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ema122411
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    Whoa-oh-oh! Blue whale ❤❤❤❤ coming up?

    January 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alexandria228164

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

    January 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
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    Duo, you're not fat, stop saying that! We all want you to have a healthy lifestyle too... but, really.

    January 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineG106750

    g

    January 28, 2018
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