"balenă"

Translation:whale

May 26, 2017

10 Comments


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

In Spanish it's ballena :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.Igor

In Italian as well balena


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/b.marcello

In Portuguese it's baleia :)


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

Cool! in Russian it's кит (Kit)


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

Whale Whale Whale
what have we got here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hector290697

And in French, it's baleine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valmir001

Portuguese is baleia


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

In English a baleen whale is just one variety, right?


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

Yup! It refers to large filter feeding whales that have baleen "teeth" that are large and good at filtering out small krill or shrimps out from the ocean water. They take in large mouthfuls of water and push the water out of their mouths keeping only the yummy krill and any other small fish that may get caught up in their baleens too.

extra fact: The baleens are also where the "bones" from old corsets come from because they are both sturdy and flexible enough to give shape to corsets.

https://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/education/cetaceans/baleen1.php

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