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What is your favourite sentence Duolingo has given you to translate?

Mine is either 'the squirrel is our captain' or 'the ducks have taken the city'. What other strange, bizarre or funny sentences have you come across?

May 20, 2017

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

Esperanto: La malbela bebo dancas rapide.
The ugly baby dances quickly

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
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Der grüne Bär ist unsichtbar. == The green bear is invisible.

May 20, 2017

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

Le singe mange un orange - The monkey eats an orange
I like it not because it's weird, but because singe, mange, and orange rhyme so it's fun to say. And that helps me remember "singe" which is otherwise really difficult for me to retain for some reason.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Mnemonics are endlessly helpful!

May 25, 2017

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

I remember enjoying that one too!

May 20, 2017

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

Lrtward by the way can you put my Kyrgyz in your guide

May 20, 2017

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

I really liked the Swedish advice: Ät inte gul snö. ( don't eat yellow snow) . "Om du tvättar en älg så blir det ren" is a good one but hard to translate. If you wash a moose it becomes ... and then ren means both clean and reindeer.

May 20, 2017

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

Dutch: Hallo schoenen (Hello shoes)

De sinaasappel spreekt. (The orange speaks)

Ik ben een banaan (I'm a banana)

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merlin-

Öğretmenle eve koş! = Run home with the teacher!

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

Ich bin ein banane. (I am a banana.) Later in my lessons, I got this: Ich bin kein banane! (I am not a banana) There are more, but i cannot remember.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica4201

There is a Swedish telemarketer in my bed. xD

May 20, 2017

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

For some reason I always remember and love "If it is a spider, I run." Too relatable!!

May 20, 2017

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

Tem uma faca nestas calças. - There is a knife in these pants.

May 20, 2017

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

Then somebody asked, "or are you just happy to see me?"

November 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lea.1717

Without a doubt, "Das Pferd frisst das heilige Kartoffel!" (?)

The horse is eating the holy potato! D:

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Волшебник никогда не опаздывает. A wizard is never late.

May 20, 2017

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

Swedish: Hunden åt upp mina läxor. (The dog ate my homework.) It's been a long time since I went to school but it was funny anyways.

In the Swedish lessons there are also some popculture phrases like "Det är min plats!" (It is my spot!) or "Vintern kommer" (Winter is coming).

May 20, 2017

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

Swedish: Vilken stor korv du har! - What a big sausage you have!

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary654321

I am a monkey (French)

May 20, 2017

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

The ant reads a book. The butterfly writes a book. The birds read a newspaper. I'm green, so what? Duo has the smartest animals in the world. lol.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJT60K

I totally agree!!

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

That includes the Duolingo owl, of course.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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Il vino è poesia in bottiglia - Wine is poetry in a bottle

Very appropriate for the Italian course!

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seb1357
<h1>Stereotype : "Der Mann arbeitet und die Frau übernimmt den Haushalt. " = The husband works and the wife cleans the house :)</h1>
May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

I love "Ghoidinn airgead ón mbanc ach dhún an rialtas é" I used to steal money from the bank but the government closed it here and "Tá an bhean sa chuisneoir" The woman is in the fridge here, both from Irish!

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Почему ты раздеваешься? = Why are you undressing?

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanjchi5

Mine are: (Italian) La tua anatra è la mia cena. - Your duck is my dinner. (It is just funny) La vita è breve e l`arte è lunga. - Life is short but art endures. (It is deep) Ho fatto una frittata. - I made a mess. (Funny to say) And these are just some of them.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJT60K

From Dutch... Goedendag, sap! OR Dat is neit water, het is geel! The first one is 'Gooday, juice!' The second one is 'That is not water, it is yellow!'

May 20, 2017

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

In Italian for spanish: "Tu sei il maiale" ("You're the pig"). I love it xD

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SRP87

"Es seguramente mi elefante" = "It surely is my elephant"

"Tu cerdo es feo" = "Your pig is ugly"

"El caballo es un cangrejo utíl" = "The horse is a useful crab"

"Mi león es en el sótano" = "My lion is in the basement"

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aileen526593

"Il a une chaussette." He has one sock. We never find out how he lost the other one. Sort of like real life.

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lolegit901

Ich habe sechszehn kindern! (I have sixteen children)

May 28, 2017

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

Vietnamese:
Bạn là một đá
You are a stone

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena219917

Another one I like would be 'ænderne bruger deres tunger når de svømmer' - 'the ducks use their tounges when they swim'

May 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

The bunny and blue bunny sentences, of course! =^_^=

May 25, 2017
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