How does one wear food?
"Tu portes la nourriture. "
You wear food.
Ooh, so that's where it all comes from. Hollywood sera toujours un mystère pour moi. Pourquoi? Juste pourquoi??? (I guess I could thank them for contributing to Bakula's most surreal scene... though it now seems quite subdued compared to any of Miranda ;)
The character in the clip Sam Beckett didn't know who Carmen Miranda was either. You have to be old ... .
Another one of these Duolingo fragments where it is difficult to guess a sensible context!
i) A request after a group has been shopping, or are on their way to a picnic: "You carry the food."
ii) An incomplete sentence describing how you should eat: "Tu portes la nourriture [à la bouche avec une fourchette]." meaning: "Use your fork to eat."
iii) You have met a Carmen Miranda look-alike and you are commenting on their appearance: "You are wearing food."
iv) It could mean "You are fat!" - but I've never heard it used like that in French.
Finally, I've found the context for this, published in 1888.
Go to page 421-422.
« — Ma charmante Dorina, j'ai bien mal à la tête ce matin ; porte pour moi la nourriture aux ouvriers, puisque tu es en bonne santé ! » L'aimable épouse répond : « Je suis heureuse d'être à tes ordres, ô ma reine, mais je n'ai pas encore approprié mon bébé ce matin, je n'ai pas encore lavé ses langes. »
422 LES RIVES ILLYRIENNES
« — Va, ô ma chérie, pourvu que tu portes la nourriture aux ouvriers, je laverai ton bébé et ses langes; tu les trouveras blancs à ton retour. »
So, in this context at least, the verb "porter" is about carrying or taking food to the workers, not wearing it ... .
SussexSoleil (alias 1km)
As one of the meaning of "porter" is to carry, it seems to make sense in a straightforward way.
Porter can mean to hold also: "Il porte les enfants", he's holding the children
I'm going to explain this as clearly as possible because people have already explained this, and I'm still getting notifications a year later about how it doesn't make any sense when it totally does.
porter - to wear
porter - to carry
Do we get it? Let's get it, guys.