"È sotto l'elefante verde?"

Translation:Is it under the green elephant?

June 2, 2013

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM

I think the compiler was stoned

June 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dzeno_Delikvent

I like Duolingo on acid.

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/um6661138

"yes, the rest of the acid is under the green elephant."

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AndesSky

Why, I immediately think of toy elephants, and drawings :-)
And an elephant up from a dunk with water weeds. Just imagine.

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/santop

"No, it is above that pink crocodile"

June 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandoarg

Hahaha

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/garrypas

That's where I used to tell the teacher my homework was

January 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM

I think it could be 'he' or 'she.' The way this party went, it could easily be someone.

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandoarg

Duolingo has its own version of the world. Il elefante verde, il serpente non legge il giornale, il ragno mangia i gatti rossi..... and so on.

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jlco

No, it's under the red hippo, davvero.

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/a-muktar

Duolingo can frustrate you then make you laugh haha

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cathy494190

Green elephant? Then again, I am learning Italian from a green owl, so I probably shouldn't judge.

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattdennis7

Sentences like these are truly the most difficult. You type out your translation and stare at it thinking, "this can't possibly be right, can it? Is this an idiom?" But you finally click the Check button and see that, no, it's just another case of sharing that you each cheese on Tuesdays.

June 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bluebird555

We certainly learn some useful phrases on here!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

The pronunciation of 'E' sounds a little off here, perhaps they should revise it if anyone agrees with me.

April 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/andrea_yu_2000

Yes, I understood it like 'Eh'

October 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bilboburgler

how do we know it is an "it" rather than a he or a she?

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin

Lift up the elephant :D

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarianoAlipi

There is no way to know unless it is specified in the sentence. Otherwise, only with context.

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ddixxidd

can this mean"the green elephant is under" as an answer to the question "is the green elephant above or under the red one?"

March 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM

A very interesting thought. Very useful if you're engaged in sorting elephants by colour.

March 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Caterinabella

Previous comments must be right - it's computer generated.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NadiaRausc

You should be on your toes when you are a student of DL. This phrase leads to so many interpretations that my head spins and I see red.

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM

Better to see green Nadia

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/imenbergao

Jhuf

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Interrobang3

Jhuf indeed my good man, jhuf indeed

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/darkpeak

Hahaha!

September 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/walgen

did anyone else feel like this was some strange metaphor?

November 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/steviecashmere

I believe there is a book in italia that refers to it, Discorso di Luigi Visone, intorno all'elefante

January 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bruttium

"Is (the area) under the elephant green?"

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BernardoSc6

Jotalhão?

November 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackSea

You get what you pay for...

March 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.knip

Thanks duo, I can't wait to use this principally important phrase!

December 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ashgawa

Ok.....

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nunomc

LOL

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Carissa789117

Technicolor elephants are really too much for me

May 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/daniel87359

It is another example of nonsense question, unfortunately.

May 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GNTER314995

It is under the green elephant ; that's what I wrote. A question mark is missing compared with DL. It seems to me that even DL doubts that there is any green elephant in the world. Therefore a good answer could be NO. Both languages!

November 30, 2018
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