https://www.duolingo.com/KaitCBraun

Some wacky translations..

I love how the Duo algorithm produces some truly wacky scenarios. Sometimes I'll get a translation so silly I have to picture in what context I would ever say that exact sentence and it just tickles me, like "Why is the cat eating oranges?" or "The bear is wearing her dresses."

My day could use a brightening and I just wondered if anyone else had any more funny examples to share :)

June 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nickned

Help, the horse is eating the holy potato! Hilfe, das Pferd frisst die heilige Kartoffel!

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitCBraun

haha that one is fantastic! thanks for the laugh :D

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nickned

:)

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Thunderbla7

LOL... That is crazy!

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/donutsquad5

I can not hear you since I have cinnamon rolls in my ears.(Jag hor dig inte eftersom jag har kanelbullar i oronen)

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah0741

my fav was 'cows do not wear hats' I laughed out loud and thought to myself, no they do not Duo

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitCBraun

I also loved "Fish don't drink orange juice!".. the exclamation made it sound like I was the one to suggest such a ridiculous notion, and how dare I insinuate such a thing!!

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BartleyMeinke

The cats are showing a skirt to the woman. :) I know they want us to practice our Dative and Accusative, but jeesch. :)

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sriajuda

From the Danish course: "Pigen drikker mandens saft." "The girl drinks the man's juice."

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sea-mist

lol

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lei_Aili

Yeah, there are some good ones. One of my favorites was "Der Junge isst dreiundzwanzig Käfer" ("The boy is eating twenty three beetles").

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

my fav is from the French-Russian course: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17499034

L'homme, ayant une femme, est heureux. = Мужчина, имеющий женщину, счастлив. (The man, having a woman, is happy)

the funny thing about it is that in Russian имеющий means having but in slang it also means f***ing :D

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

Actually, "having" has the same double meaning in English.

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/E-50

when your jaws drop it does not fall off

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelBal

From Hebrew for English speakers. The short dogs are eating cats

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HarleyQuinn51

haha u guys just made my day!!

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul565656565656

your welcome for the lingots!

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HarleyQuinn51

thanks:)

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Thunderbla7

HELP, THERE'S A BUNCH OF ZOMBIES CHASING ME!!!= HILFE, ES GIBT EINE BUNTE ZOMBIES, DIE MICH SPRINGEN!!!

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AwoDee

child milk - korean

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IJW10

"Ich bin eine Kartoffel"

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/case02

Actually it(Duolingo) throwing non-standard answers is good because although you will probably never use such a sentence, it helps you in figuring out how certain things(words) fit together in sentences.

Also Try This:

Was wenn "bist" ist tatsächlich die "du" Konjugation von "bi".

This is a question I often ask myself, the English is: What if "bist" is actually the "du" conjugation of "bi". Because du adds -st, although bi is not a german word.

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/George5.11.11.

cool!

June 22, 2018
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