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Weirdest Duolingo Phrases

What is the weirdest thing you have ever typed in a Duolingo lesson? Mine was "Yo soy un caballo. Yo hablo Ingles" which means "I am a horse. I speak English!"

August 9, 2017

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

When I was contributing to the Spanish course for English speakers I added many funny sentences. It was me who included "Yo soy un caballo. Yo hablo inglés". I also created these ones:

  • Luis eats soap.
  • The cat cooks a mouse.
  • My boss is a monkey.
  • I'm not a horse.
  • Luis is an elephant.
  • Luis is a duck.
  • The spider eats birds.
  • I'm a duck, I speak English.
  • Juan is a bull.
  • The girl eats spiders.

I just was tired of seeing sentences with animals drinking milk and eating bread so I decided that we needed something "different". :0)


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

German is popular for having the phrase "Help! The horse is eating the holy potato!"

We also have talking apples, birds that read the news, and a bad K.


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

That, I think, is the strangest phrase I have encountered so far.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Enzfj2
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The Hungarian has so many sentences about flying kindergarten teachers that it truly became the hallmark of the course.


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

Something like, "How do we break that culture?" Sounds ominous.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iwc2ufan

There is a Tumblr dedicated to the oddness of Duolingo sentences: https://wtfduolingo.tumblr.com/


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

In Dutch, there was something about an orange speaking (de sinaasappel spreekt), saying good day to juice (goedendag sap) and saying hello to shoes (hallo schoenen).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susan2538

Some languages have "Your bear is drinking my beer".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sensorium24

"Je mange comme un cochon" which means "I eat like a pig"

There is even a twitter account for this "Shit Duolingo Says" :)


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

Mine was "El pingüino bebe leche", which is "The penguin drinks milk" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n-burkhead

Haha. Mine was "I am not a banana!" But Duolingo actually put like 4 exclamation points after it.


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

Lol. xD Silly 'Lingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

You are all dead men that sound likes something a maffia boss would say


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

in italian there is "Io bevo olio", I drink oil (can be vegetal or motor oil, there is no context)


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

The butterfly writes the book: Portuguese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adder3

mi gato habla ingles, my cat speaks English!

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