Okay, am I the only one feeling a tad insulted with this?
maybe Frans Kafka too. anche io, sometimes
hahahahahahahahahha good one :) this is Kafka's spirit talking :P
Yup! Definitely sounds like Gregor Samsa!
Thought about Kafka too
I can only imagine what horrible self-esteem this person must have...
It explains why I'm always in the sugar, yeah?
Heh heh, these Italian sentences are crazy!
I know! First we have cake eating snakes, then bread eating spiders, now speaking bugs!!
Welp, im also a butterfly
Hahaha... good one.
Take a lingot for that...
yes, little grasshopper
Feels like brainwashing, like the other weird sentence in the Spanish course: The girl eats spiders. Very useful for everyday life, right?
Yup, very useful. You'll be saying that sentence a LOT
Me too! Not a sentence I would use a lot
No you are not
La verita fa male
An insect, eh? Why, Duolingo? Why must you insult me constantly?
Io sono Seth Brundle. lol
Non sei un insetto, Duo, sei un gufetto.
I know right?????????
When exactly is this phrase meant to come in useful?
When you watch A Bug's Life in Italian
Or "The Fly".
I am the walrus.
Coo Coo Cachoo
I am the bearded, cow-like sea beast.
The narwhal bacons at midnight
I am the egg man. They are the egg men.
if you reincarnate as an insect in Italy
can bugs speak italian?
But of course! Didn't you know that?
Think of it as learning to swap words around so you learn the language fluently beyond memorizing phrases. :) I've read a few weird ones too, but oh well.
When you need a masochistic cry for help in line to by gelato.
If you ever indulge in BDSM in Italy maybe?
"Hey guys, let's put some random sentence in the italian course so we can laugh at the comments later!"
This sentence reminds me of Gregor Samsa!
Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Traumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt.
Don't remind me, that was one of the worst stories I've ever read.
But think of all of the existentialism!
Mother lied to me.. I asked her if I was an insect.. She replied "No." I believed that woman. How could I be so idiotic!?
then again, I was told I could be anything I wanted to be.
Thanks for the self-confidence boost Duolingo.
What kind? Am I a cricket?
No, you're a grasshopper :)
No you are are a wizard Harry
Spiders are not insects, fail
This question bugs me....
Duolingo, providing us with harshful remarks. Enjoy.
Okay..I'm a freaking butterfly then! (I believe I can fly plays in the backround)
So vegeta was always right -Goku
So underrated comment
MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE I AM AN INSECT!!!!!!
even here? coooome oooon xD
My secret is out.
Duolingo likes to insult us :c
I am an insect and somehow I can type! How even did I get here? I was just flying into the magical invisible thing and then poof! I land on the keyboard and somehow type! What was I doing again? Oh yeah! flys into window
No, soy un pinguino.
Sì, una farfalla hahaha
Io sono un libro,
io sono una mela,
io sono un insetto,
io sono una forchetta,
io sono una scimmia...
Okay. Thanks anyway Duolingo, you're the best.
Jokes aside, this way, you remember them better because you either feel something, or you think it's funny! Kudos Duolingo.
Io sono un insetto. Fear me.
Duh, bugs can't talk...
Io sono una farfalla.
They said i could be whatever i wanted...
S t e p o n m e
Gregor Samsa? Is that you?
Yes. Yes I am.
I came here to read the comments!
Wait insects can speak Italian? Italian is now officially the most useful language on the planet.
Todavia no entiendo cuando es "a" o cuando es "an"
Siempre se usa ''a'' para decir ''un'', como por ejemplo:
A dog (un perro)
Pero cuando lo que sigue es una vocal, se usa ''an'' (porque sino suena feo):
An apple (sino, tendrías que decir ''a apple'', muchas ''a'')
An elephant, etc.
Se usa "an" también si el sonido que sigue es un sonido vocálico, por ejemplo, an hour.
Duolingo stop being rude.
who wrote this? Vegeta?
My mom did say i could be anything... xD
Everything is possible in Duolingo. I begin to get used to it. But still LMAO every time I see something weird
I AM NOT!!!
A moment ago I was a tartaruga! Make a decision Duo!!
This little owl is having a little too much fun with us
Duolingo, tu sei un insetto!
No..he is an owl,did you forgot it?
Vegeta created this sentence lol
I wonder, do the bugs that Duo eats scream for help in Italian?
You all must have forgotten that Duo is
an owl and he loooves to eat
insects (I mean us)..Yummm..HaHaHaHaHaHaHa
mmm...in case someone dresses up as an insect for holloween?
Jiminy Cricket's next comment was: Lei è una farfalla
How rude :(
You are a bird, Duolingo, an owl. Not insect.
Really? I didn't know it!
Isnt io here redundant? Cant I just say "Sono" since that means "I am"?
Io is not necessary unless you want to emphasis something. Duo includes it often possibly just as reinforcement/reminder. Although I think a bit of io emphasis isn't bad in this context. :-)
Check out my tip post:
Awesome, thank you!
You're welcome and best wishes.
says la formica uomo
i did not anticipate learning italian would include insulting myself
...Is duolingo trying to tell me something? :p
literally cryin :'(
First I said I was a butterfly, now I'm just getting vague.
I don't know exactly how I should feel about this...
Let me be a tarantula, they are cool
so no farfalla anymore :D
This brings me such joy.
wow uh thanks for the compliment
A cook cooking a snake and the comment is locked? Now I have changed into an insect!
Though I am watching TV so how could I be an insect and I'm doing duolingo on my phone INSECTS DON'T HAVE PHONES
DUO SAYS WEIRD STUFF SOMETIMES
Does anyone thinks that these are getting weirder and weirder :P
This sentence bugs me
LOL! GOOD ONE!!
THE INSECTS CAN TALK ÀAAAAAAHHHHHHH
well i am small and annoying...
I am insluted. Italian insulted me. Ezio insulted me.
Ezio would never do that ;)
He's got more important stuff to do. Like... save the world and ❤❤❤❤.
Am I a bird? Am I a plane? Nope! I'm an insect!
Im Ant Man
Is this a NIN lyric
Yes!! I am happy that someone else spotted this!
Duolingo is secretly Spider-Man....?
Except spiders aren't insects...
I thought Duo was an owl
Maybe he's in disguise???
Am I a butterfly dreaming I'm a man?
To be honest I'm not an "insect"
Io non è insetto
Io non sono un insetto
I know I suck but c'mon!
I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo...
I identify as a insect!
Duolingo makes me laugh every day :D
Vegeta language 101
I always find it weird when I get this as a speaking exercise, like, Duo, why are you making me actually say this?
hahahahha ¬¬ okey u.u
Helloooooo, follow me jahahaj solo sono un insetto
I will follow you, because I'm a bird!!!!!!!!
Perche`? Si dice an invece che a?
An quando segue una vocale an insect, a davanti a consonante a bird
Self loathing duolingo
Oh duolingo what would we do without you xD
Finally someone admits it
Very clever duolingo
No, I'm a butterfly!
No I'm not!
Alright! .. I just had no ideas of being an insect too!!! :)))
Is the 'tt' pronounced like a 'c'? That's what I'm hearing here .
Well this is an experience...
Franz Kafka likes this.
Vegeta was right! :/
fallio di pottana
Io sono Josef K.
Duo knows us too well...
I CAN BE WHATEVER I WANT TO BE
Magazine, Howard Devoto and Song from under the Floorboards: 'My force of habit, I am an insect
I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact'
Who here has a phobia of insects?
'Song from under the floorboards' by Magazine?
Correct. Here is the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDyRyl-ISYsh
LOL I will never say this
Oh my gosh someone said this question BUGS me
Natalieeu your mom did not lie I promise you are a person and also you are not idiotic
(To inthearena) you are an ant
I really really really really really want to be an insect but I actually am one but what kind
Si Io sono un insectto
Yeah, humility is an important thing...
Why "I'm a insect" is wrong???
because it should be "I'm an insect" if you're using the contraction
I wrote down i am an insect for this translation but it said i was wrong
Yes, I am an insect. I am worthless. I am the embodiment of all things that are not things and I am your shadow. I am your shadow. Look behind the wall; I am your s h a d o w.
pushes myself away
Holy S*#T !!!! A talking insect!!! Run for your lives!!!
I am Goku then..
I should like to learn a few more verbs. That might make the sentences more reasonable
um ok so your a insect um nice to know
Ouch it hurts! shaushaushush
it is an insult and it is just used by the foolish
Then how is she speaking?
truly kafkaesque! hahahahh
duolingo are you okay
I would like to clarify that I am not and I think that's really offensive, Duolinguo
Has anyone else had challenges with using the microphone. I am happy to say I am an insetto, if only it would let me.
I felt insulted now
Ko je bio franc kafka
The author of this sentence must be a friend of Franz Kafka!
Vegetta, stop it!
I feel offended, but at the same time enlightened.
??? kinda rude
Who is kafka ?
My favourite phrase ever!
Kafka... "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect"
they said I could be anything I wanted
Does this statement come up often in conversational Italian? Asking for a friend
Sounds like a confession of an unfaithful partner.
Mr. Self Destruct ;)
"voi sono un insetto", learned my first offensive sentence
Too bad it's not a grammatically correct sentence...
Apparently you can be anything on Duolingo. From an insect to a book.
This is what Jeff goldblum says
This sentence gave me a real buzz.
I did not know Kafka is reborn :)
Gli insetti italiani sono così intelligenti da autodeterminarsi?
Is this some sort of idiom in Italian?
Enjoy the best learning languages app LOL it teaches us how to be insects
Uhhh, how bout no
Is the person who wrote this phrase okay?
No I'm not
Ho un problema con l'autostima
Ok this reminds me of my beloved vegeta from dbz.
Thanks, Duo, but may I be a butterfly? Sounds better than an insect. Insulted, much. What terrible self-esteem Duo is teaching us!
That's what Antman said.
You know, Antman is not actually an ant. He's called that because he controls ants.
Yes, I know that much and some more about the character. Too bad, spiders are arachnids, otherwise I'd be bothering Peter Parker instead.
Io sono un insetto. Io sono...Uomo Ragno
isn't this correct? I thought that you don't add a subject pronoun such as 'io' or 'loro' if we are referring to a non-human object.
Duo is a Magazine fan:
Stands on top of a tall hill and shouts into the fog that billows below me "Io sono un insetto!"
Please stop feeling insulted, don't you know that only insects will survive a nuclear catastrophe? Maybe it would not be so bad...
To be honest I'm not an "insect"
To be honest I'm not a "insect"
My name is gregor samsa
Please follow me
Il mio nome è Gregor Samsa...
I wish after you get it correct you could hear the original audio again. I try to hit the blue speaker button but it's locked out when the green "correct" graphic pops up
It is things offensive
It has activated low self esteem!
Not very relevant conversation to say i am an insect. Could we have some normal conversation cause if i say this in Italy ( and many of your sentences) they might put me in il manicomio
Don't be so hard on yourself, buddy
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-MAN DOES WHATEVER A SPIDER CAN
I think duolingo app has bug but I'm not the bug !
Enough with this acid ok? Trip has gone bad.
boys will be bugs right?
That, i agree.
Oh it is a good sentebce to introduce your self if u was an insect
It's an offense
Very usefula sentence in daily life, thank you :D