"Papa, apa a pap!"

Translation:Grandpa, the priest is a father!

August 28, 2018

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Gertjie-Gaai

Another palindrome? This one is better than the turtles

August 28, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Would you like another? Here's an easy one:

    Indul a görög aludni :)

    August 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bastette54

    Do people in Hungary address priests as "apa," the same way English speakers say "father?"

    September 11, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      No, it's 'atya'. (Atya is also an old-fashioned way to say apa, so there's that connection.)

      September 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Bastette54

      So does that mean the speaker is saying that the priest is a father (ie, he has a child)?

      September 11, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        Yes: the priest has become a father. To make it more clear, we could say 'papa, apa lett a pap!' but that would kill the joke (try to read the sentence backwards ;) ) the speaker is addressing their grandpa probably with 'papa'

        September 11, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Bastette54

        Yes, I saw that someone else mentioned it was a palindrome. I guess the priest won't be a priest for long, though.

        September 11, 2018

        [deactivated user]

          Well... Only if he's found out ;)

          September 11, 2018
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