Translation:I will take out flowers from the coat.
Duo you are sneaky little owl arent you? What else you got under that coat? ʕ•ٹ•ʔ
"I take the flowers out from my coat" got marked as wrong. Duo is not a romantic, it seems.
I've taken other duolingo courses , and although i really enjoy duolingi they all has the same problem - bizarre sentences that require mental gymnastics to come up with a context to match. Is there an explanation anywhere as to why this happens? I'm wondering if the system picks random sentences from random web articles.
If so, you would think they would have a native english and native japanese speaker weed out the absurd sentences.
Several times ive thought no engkish speaker would say that and several times my japanese wife would knit her eyebrows together and after some thought will tell me that she supposes a sentence i ask her about is gramatically correct, but noone would ever say that.
I guess it's the Japanese equivalent to "tengo un gato en mis pantalones".
I actually say this quite often - but with 'dos perros' instead of 'un gato'. The more, the merrier.
I already thought it was to make you think about it more deeply. To understand that the sentence is weird.
I figured that as well, but it is not my thing. I don't work better with absurdities, though some people may, I'd rather nail down basics than memorization tactics (which I consider this to be).
It's not "memorization tactics" at all. That would be if they only gave the basic sentences that you could expect to hear and regurgitate.
By giving weird sentences like this, they force you to think about the actual structure, so that you can figure out how to piece together phrases that you've never seen.
Oh wow. I saw this comment and after thinking about it a minute I realized that is exactly what I had to do for this sentence. My brain definitely goes on autopilot with the lessons where they drill new verbs into your head with repetition, but when I saw "coat" and "flowers" with the から and に it snapped me out of that. I had to stop and remember how to parse which noun was the direct object and which one was indirect, and what the articles tell you is happening with them. What's doubly clever is that the particular choice of "coat" and "flowers" gives you a little nudge, because as weird as pulling flowers from your coat may sound the opposite is just completely absurd. Nice.
Yeah, I think it can be a good strategy, especially with clearly absurd sentences. This one doesn't bother me, though I'm somewhat bothered by sentences that are more logical but the grammar is still unlikely in a real situation, like a lot of the sentences in "-masu" form that would be unlikely to come up naturally.
I really think duo should introduce "-te" form earlier so people can start working it into their answers, especially because they aggressively mark you wrong for putting "-ing" form on "-masu" sentences. One of the earlier sentences was "A strong wind blows" and it marked me wrong for "is blowing" - but the only reason someone would ever use plain present tense for that would be writing a script or something. [SILENCE FALLS. A STRONG WIND BLOWS.]
If the sentence are all logical, common scenarios, you can guess the right answer through context, without actually understanding the whole sentence. Weird and absurd sentences can't be understood unless you understand all the stuff inside them. Plus, it keeps you on your toes.
i said this in another place too but i think it also builds confidence in your knowledge, being able to look at a sentence and say "yes, i know what it means, it's weird, but i know what it says" shows you feel you have the skills required to use that language like you do in your native language, for example if a native English speaker saw "i pull flowers from my coat!" they wouldn't wonder about IF it says that just WHY someone would, because they are confident in their knowledge of those words.
I saw that in German with “Ich bin kein Apfel” it was a almost a meme among the other users about not being an apple
I study German in a German course (a real one, not virtual) and I think it's an expression. The meaning I don't know yet. But I will search for that.
there's a few in Irish too, one of the favourites being "the woman is in the fridge" which lead to people pointing out that yes large fridges are a thing. Others are the tiger that eats clothes, pòl the president, and the dear that speaks Irish.
In this circumstance, maybe it's the Japanese that is unusual, but I've seen people hide bouquets and other gifts in coats quite frequently for presentation at the end of concerts, opening/closing nights, recitals, and ceremonies.
Very agree with you. And there is no describtion about how can we diverse plural and not plural in japanese :/
So far from what Duolingo has taught, it's always based on context unless a specific number is specified, but you can use words like たくさんの for "a lot of..." or すべての for "all".
other than context, and yes numbers, the only plurals are with people like watashitachi is we, watashi+tachi. at least that's what i was told.
Well, I don't see why an owl can't be a magician if a dog can sell hats.
It's 2018, equal opportunities for all! Ending speciesism one practice sentence at a time. ;)
That's correct. This verb is dashimasu "to take out" as opposed to deru "to exit/leave"
My answer: "I take out the flower from the coat" But I got: You have an extra space. I take out the flower fromthe coat.
I remove a flower from a coat was not accepted. It should be right because the context for the coat and flowers isn't specified here?
Yes, same. Now only accepts singular, not the plural, which should be okay, right?
"Mind blows" DUO, HOOOOW!?!?!?
Literally mind twister with some of these as said above. Still give a thanks to those who help create these courses though :)
My immediate thought was to use "pull out" instead of "take out", because we usually say a Magician pulls things out from his hat and coat, i.e. "pull a rabbit out of a hat", "pull scarves from his sleeve". I think 'pull out' should be accepted as a synonym for 'take out' within this specific context.
On a similar question with the hat, it says "flowers", plural. When I typed "flowers" for this question the first time, it was marked as incorrect. This is infuriating
Is "She takes a flower from her coat." acceptable or is "out" required in the sentence? I feel like that and "her" is implied.
"コートから花を出します。" = I take out flowers from the coat. why i cant use that answer ?. is this sentence same like "I take flowers out from my hat" ?