A Twitter for Duolingo's funny and outrageous sentences
For your reading pleasure: https://twitter.com/shitduosays
The tweets provide both languages, so you can learn a questionable phrase each day! And definitely feel free to suggest good ones in the comments here or by tweeting @shitduosays :)
A couple I remember from Italian:
You are not a man, I am a man - Tu non sei un uomo, io sono un uomo
I eat your duck - Io mangio la tua anatra
I speak with the turtle - Io parlo con la tartaruga
I have a snake in my boot - Ho un serpente nello stivale
I got "esta bomba puede matar a muchos gentes" [this bomb can kill many people] and a lot of very revolutionary statements in Spanish.. Is Duo trying to tell me something?
I think you meant "esta bomba puede matar a mucha gente", "gente" is fem, and it's only used in plural when you're referring to ethnias. It's usually used in singular, it's a "sustantivo colectivo" (collective noun?), that is, a word in singular that refers to a group of something. Like "forest": a group of trees. Viva la revolución, y suerte con el español.
Tu manges mon canard (you eat my duck!) There were a couple of good ones with bananas and sausages, but I can't recall any of them now.
Il mange un papillon. He eats a butterfly. He ate a shark and a spider too, I see a hungry owl.
A refreshing effort, but man, there's gotta be more... like chairman plays with the girl (oops), or CEO plays with the owners et cetera cetera cetera