That is not your name: the Kafkaesque world of Russian Duolingo
I've been amused by the themes of example phrases for Russian, so I wrote a little blog post to share the fun.
There's even more fun sentences down the tree, including "Почему ты раздеваешься?", "У меня есть говорящая лошадь", and the sentences in the love story of Anna and Sergei. ;)
I read that first link of yours and laughed more than I have during any Jimmy Kimmel skit...)))))))
Words of Putin are incredibly funny, too. Listen to him and you often cannot stop laughing out loud!
If may notice in most of the sentences Duolingo uses for Russian, negation is everywhere. Not, "I have food" but "I don't have food." Not "That is your name" but "that is not your name." Strange....
My favorite would have to be, "you want to sleep, right?"
Great article, comrade. And best of luck on your Russian journey:)!
Bravo! Nice compilation and great storytelling! :)
My favorite from the course has got to be "Real ducks live in the house". No amount of horses, Анны, and sexual innuendos will dethrone that statement for me...
‘Это кофе или борщ?’ Смешно, но допустимо, особенно если кофе плохое. А могли бы написать что-нибудь вроде ‘Это кофе или Северный Полюс?’
Yup, you've hit the bull eye. All this is probably funny for a foreign ear, but those sentences show the very important part of our mentality. That's the way we speak in our everyday lives.