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Weirdest, funniest or most esoteric sentence you have learned on Duolingo!

I hope no one will mind me starting this topic - it's a case of this makes me giggle, and I'm hoping others have similarly humorous experiences and can share!

I know a lot of the sentences and vocab are chosen to teach a grammar point, rather than because they are necessarily sentences that would crop up frequently for the beginner, and I actually really like learning a mixture of useful stuff, and stuff that is not necessarily immediately useful but might be interesting.

That said, occasionally Duolingo has come up with sentences that have made me roll about laughing, or declare "go home, Duolingo, you're drunk!"

Human nature and my brain being what it is, I'm pretty sure these are sentences I'll never forget, even if I never get to use them. I would absolutely LOVE to see what other strange sentences (in any language) have come up for other people. Also, of course, I love knowing really random sentences in ANY language :D

So far, my favourites on the weirdness front (with apologies if I type them wrong, fingers crossed I won't)...:

Ich habe eine Ente (I have a duck)

I really want to have a reason to use this at some point.

Dieser Käse ist gut, obwohl es ist alt (This cheese is good, although it is old)

... Yum...

Ich kenne nicht den Vogel (I do not know the bird)

Presumably, this is NOT my duck... ;D

January 23, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Sie ersetzt das Baby durch einen schwarzen Hund.

She replaces the baby with a black dog.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5722956

January 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

... Oh my goodness. And that thread is gold, thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Artilex

The weirdest one I heard was "He looks like a crepe"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Artilex

He must be a mutant from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I can't decide if that's supposed to be a compliment or an insult...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xxChristina

My favorite from Italian: "Vendo i frigoriferi, capisci?"

Also known as "I sell refrigerators, understand?" I think the Duolinguists that created this course liked to have some fun. I also saw one where one of the options was, "Stiamo facendo una terza figlia in questo momento"//"We're making a third daughter right now"...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

That last one was hilarious!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Right now? Geez, folks, what are you doing on Duolingo at the same time? :-o

I am definitely going to be memorising the refrigerators one, just in case I get asked at any point if I speak any Italian ;D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albernegiraffe

I was just going about my own business doing the lesson on politics or something like that near the bottom of the tree. The sentences were all pretty boring and straightforward. Then, out of nowhere, "Die Schweiz ist ohne Hoffnung." (Switzerland is without hope) I am half-Swiss. Thanks Duolingo :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

Thanks, dude. I just spit tea all over my keyboard... That is hysterical!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

LOVE I am cackling again!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cipoll

My personal favourite in Spanish is an accurate description of my life:

Si es una araña, yo corro = If it's a spider, I run.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellatiene

My favourite from English for Polish:
1) Wniosek: nie ma słoni w mojej kuchni - The conclusion is: no elephants in my kitchen;
2) Czy moje buty są elektryczne? - Are my shoes electric?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Oh my word! I missed those before. LOVE.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tmarvin

"We don't know which of us is human."

Which will come in handy when I have to reenact The Thing in Brazil.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I am CACKLING... I love it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koofaya

The Dutch course is a motherload in terms of hilarious sentences. And it's been already proven here =D.

So I'll add some sentences from the Dutch and German courses. They may not be profound or esoteric but surely are funny.

  • De maan is boos op de zon (The Moon is mad at the Sun). Removing one 'a' and adding one 'o' would give "The man is mad at the son".

  • Ik verminder de afstand tussen mijn mond en de kaas (I am decreasing the distance between my mouth and the cheese).

  • Hij zit in een relatie met een weegschaal (He is in a relationship with a scale).

  • Geef me jullie handtekeningen of ik ga zingen! (Give me your autographs or I am gonna sing)

  • De vriendschap die ik met de koeien had was heel speciaal (The friendship that I had with the cows was very special).

  • Das Dorf wird brennen! (The village will burn!)

  • Glas ist teuer auf dem Mond (Glass is expensive on the Moon).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

hehe, I wonder if whoever came up with that sentence had this in mind: ;-)

'The moon was shining sulkily, Because she thought the sun

Had got no business to be there, After the day was done--

"It's very rude of him," she said, "To come and spoil the fun!"'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

The sun replied: Oh let's not fight

It's better if I shine at night

'Cause that's when people need the light!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Not a funny sentence as such, just a really unfortunate (to my anglophone eyes) translation that had me falling about laughing. I'm doing the HU>EN tree in an attempt to get a little experience with Hungarian before the EN>HU tree appears, and I was already pretty throughly entranced that the Hungarian for "you just got that right" is "helyes", but this might be even better.

She is a woman: Ő nő.

It's official, ladies. Duolingo knows we are here and it is scared

I really, really love Hungarian :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessePaedia

I'm currently finishing the English for Indonesian speakers course. The weirdest sentences I've gotten are:

  • "Yes, they are watching you"/ "Ya, mereka sedang melihat kamu"
  • "The dog does not stop eating" / "Anjing itu tidak berhenti makan"
  • "Because I am a bad man" / "Karena saya pria yang jahat"
  • "The cats drink anything, from milk to beer" / "Kucing-kucing itu minum sesuatu, dari susu ke bir"
  • "They appear at night" / "Mereka muncul pada malam"
  • "We are turtles" / "Kami adalah kura-kura"

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessePaedia

I've also once gotten "I like trains".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Haha once I got Ich bin kaputt which Duokingo said meant 'I am dead'

Weird


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Almost threatening :-o


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

That is my understanding, which makes some of the choices reeeeeally interesting. I think the people who decide in the sentences have a really strange sense of humour. Not gonna lie, I kinda love it...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Yeah now you mention it :)

Aren't all the sentences manually added so that the team deliberately adds them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JokoLelono

kaputt = busted, beat up, washed out


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Yeah that's what it actually means but Duolingo said it means "I am dead"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Diabeticbuterfly

In Irish my favorite is I run toward them with the cat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Okay, clearly I have to add Irish to my rotation, because I want to be able to say that...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vedney

Yo había muerto (I had died) Yo perdí mi identidad (I lost my identity)

You know, everyday stuff.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiveMagicsMaster

As a native Spanish speaker I find those phrases very useful in my daily life :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Really? It's nice to know that Duo's sentences do have some practical use :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiveMagicsMaster

It's like like living in "The Bourne Identity" movie lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Yes everyday stuff :)

Yeah totally :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoreViolas

Lately I've been translating French sentences like: I owe them a chicken. They owe me a chicken! I'm trying to figure out why anyone would owe someone a CHICKEN!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/INordh

Clearly France reminisces of the barter economy. And to be fair, when i first learnt French I was taught that the word for "money" was l'argent (silver). So it's really quite an evolution that most of my money related sentences on Duo revolves around dollars!

(as an aside, could vegetarians owe each other aubergines instead?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dottedmag

On Malta there are ancient land lease contracts still in force which require payments of something like "6 chicken every year".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenocent

There's some great ones in Portuguese. Like

"ela pensa como uma formiga"-she thinks like an ant,

and

"eu bebo quando eu quero"- I drink when I want.

I think one I had recently was "a dona do macaco trabalha por o bispo."-"the monkey's owner works for the bishop,"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA those are reeeeally random...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenocent

I have a habit of switching out of English when I'm drinking, so the second one was really fun to keep saying a week or so ago when I went out with some friends.

Here's another- Você não é um tubarão-you are not a shark.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I don't know if I'll ever learn Portugeuse properly (I don't have much passion for the Romance languages), but that is a sentence I will DEFINITELY be memorising. I like it :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nova9127

Hvad siger ræven? - What does the fox say? (... :D) Mein Vater ist ein Mann. - My father is a man. (What else could he be? :D) Wo sind meine Millionen? - Where are my millions? (Yeah... I want them now!) Nein, ich bin nicht normal. - No, I am not normal. (Thank you, Duo.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

That last one - I think Duo was talking about itself LMAO :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nova9127

Well... Maybe. I would say 'no comment'. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaotic-gay

Der Bär trägt ihre Kleidung - The bear wears her clothing. Lovely.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PansyPurple

From the Portuguese tree "Como você explica o sabor deste café?" "How do you explain the flavour of this coffee?" (Man, what the hell are you putting in there???)

Love this thread so much I disturbed the neighbours by laughing out loud when I was hanging out the washing. Which reminds me, when are they going to give me back the chicken they owe me?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Starting to be slightly concerned about team Dutch:

De honden zijn lekker (the dogs are tasty)

Taking your word on that...

De eenden lezen een boek (the ducks read a book)

Dutch ducks definitely get a higher standard of living.

De uil spreekt geen Nederlands (the owl does not speak Dutch)

I... am not sure if I am supposed to be surprised... Are Dutch owls usually better educated than this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Seeing as these sentences are all added manually I too would be very concerned about Team Dutch...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

This is why I just keep plugging away at the Dutch course - it's so enjoyable, it's too random not to want to learn everything!

I think the course was created around a plate of funny brownies in Amsterdam...


[deactivated user]

    I just got the non-Dutch owl yesterday. xD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Syzygy6

    Tú me puedes controlar. - You can control me.

    ¡Tu caballo no es necesario! - Your horse isn't necessary!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Master.Albert

    One of my bests is: 'J'échange mon cheval contre ta vache' - I exchange my horse for your cow.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rotimi_babalola

    Sounds like a fair trade to me!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knittingirl

    Two Doctor Who related sentences are:

    I like your second heart. (German)

    The main theme of her work is the Silence. (French)

    More general weird ones:

    Cow is not a number! (Dutch) (Reference to The Prisoner perhaps?)

    That is because you are a mouse. (Dutch)

    The lion eats the children. (Irish)

    The man is in the fridge. (Irish)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew48

    I just got "La serveuse est totalement nue" ("The waitress is entirely naked")... The discussion (with no posts yet) was locked. :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh my goodness. That's. Whut. omg.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

    Another one:
    "Nudeln schwimmen in der Suppe" - The pasta swims in the soup - Los fideos nadan en la sopa - La pasta nuota nella zuppa.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    That one is rather poetic!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alternia

    Swedish has a sentence that translates to It's raining men!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

    That would make a very interesting weather report :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

    Oh dear... That brings back a the memory of a you tube video that I'd almost managed to forget... ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNAR-ek63hI


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MitchTheLlama

    Hunden äter Katten. (The dog eats the cat) Kvinnor älskar Kvinnor. (Women love women)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elie_Birds

    That first sentence is what I truly fear to witness one day.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ifphigenia

    I just came across this one .... Ein roter Hund trägt weiße Kleider. ..... A red dog wears white dresses .... Well, with her colouring, she would need to avoid orange :-))


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    Hey, I got that one the other day! I really thought I just hadn't understood the sentence correctly till it accepted my translation...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ifphigenia

    Me too, I looked at it and thought, "no, I must be wrong but what else can I put in there" then ... amazingly, it was right! .... Thanks Duo, you brightened my day :-)))


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PansyPurple

    "O bebé precisa de aquecimento" "The baby needs heating" (couple of minutes on gas mark 7 presumably).

    "A confusao comecou na igreja". "The mess started in the church." (Won't have a real donkey for the Nativity next year).

    "Ele desenha pedras". "He draws stones" (well each to their own.)

    Is this the most boring sentence on Duolingo though?? - O documento é uma sintese de relatos" "The document is a synthesis of reports" (yaaawn...)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    Those are wonderful - have a lingot!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

    Can "desenha" refer to the sense of draw that means "to pull"? If so, that phrase sounds like it might be describing some form of divination. (probably involving the removal of stones from a bag)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PansyPurple

    No, I think it just means that he sits there sketching dark grey stones, light grey ones, medium grey ones, ones that are a bit speckled,,,,,,,


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

    Are you sure about that? Without more context, a reference about someone drawing stones brings to mind a cloth bag full of rune stones much more readily than a picture of stones...

    On the other hand some people apparently do sit around drawing stones.... ;-) https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ssl#q=draw+stones


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PansyPurple

    Yes, runes, I know, but all the references I have found apparently refer to drawing (with pencil etc) - desenho técnico (techincal drawing), desenha animado (cartoon drawing), mesa de desenho (drawing table). However I have found that it can also mean "design" as in "graphic design", so perhaps this person sits around designing stones as well ("I'll design a round one now with just a little chip out of it, and now here's one that's kidney-shaped").


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

    Designer stones, for the aspiring and discerning gravel-path owner. To go with your $99 Monster cables.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    Duolingo is being surreal and slightly threatening:

    the tomato is on the balcony (?)

    I am dead (!)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/polychrom

    I used to have two ducks, so I am used to saying "Ich habe zwei Enten." Totally not weird.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiveMagicsMaster

    "Tu manges comme un cochon" - You eat like a pig

    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/197648


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew48

    "Eat like a pig" is a common expression in English, meaning "eat rudely."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiveMagicsMaster

    In Spanish too, it means the same, I found it funny because of the comments anyway.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

    Surely the cheese would be good because it's old. You pay more for it to be aged longer.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    I get the impression whoever programmed that sentence in wasn't thinking about aged as in matured, more old as in mouldy... Either way, it's a rather odd sentence!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erinthiandragons

    Han dricker inte olja- (She does not drink oil) Thanks, Duolingo. Good to know.


    [deactivated user]

      "Itheann an leon éadaí."

      The lion eats clothes. Oh dear. O.o


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

      Today I saw a very funny one but I forgot it... :(


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

      "Die Katze isst den Vogel"... The cat eats the bird

      I don't know if that was real or if I just made it up :P


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

      Today I had: Il gatto segue il topo ("the cat follows the mouse") - it's a feral feline jungle out there!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

      I'm pretty sure I've seen that one a couple of times. I'm kind of hoping Duolingo will have a funny moment and present me with "the bird eats the cat" at some point... ;)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eleanorlh

      My personal favorite was one I got a long time ago, I can't even remember the german for it, but it was "The duck drinks the wine from Vienna."


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

      I think that it is "Das Ente trinkt der Wein aus Wien", but I must have get the genres wrong... And also, I don't know if it is aus or auf.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abendbrot

      the 'aus' is correct. :-D "Die Ente trinkt den Wein aus Wien." (...Danach ist sie besoffen!)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/imtonie

      I encountered sooo many funny sentences but i can't remember them all. This one is the one I wouldn't want to forget: it is in spanish, in english, "What do you have under your shirt?" lol,


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

      I have a tendency to find humour for even the more mundane sentences in my own initial mental response or by imagining a context.
      eg: "Elle aime porter sa chemise" - "She likes to wear her shirt"
      In this case my first thought was "He prefers it when she doesn't" :-)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

      Ich spiele mit beiden Tassen - I play with both cups xDD


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

      Er hat neun Finger - He has nine fingers... Well ok


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

      I suppose it would've been more concerning if it said Er hat zwölf finger... ;)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fartfacehoohaha

      Bjornen äter bärnen (The bear eats the child)

      OH GOD RUN

      SCREW THIS PLACE, LIKE SERIOUSLY


      [deactivated user]

        I saw that...either in Spanish or Irish.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elie_Birds

        El oso come el niño!


        [deactivated user]

          I once thought it was giving me a sentence about eating a dog, but I was translating it improperly. xD

          All I get is "apple this" and "apple that". Man...I'd sure like to learn about fruits other than "las manzanas"!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

          You need to start learning Dutch - we get all the weirdest sentences ;) talking fruit, tasty dogs, you name it ;)


          [deactivated user]

            I keep stopping and starting. Jij/je/yullie is a real tripper. :P


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

            Aye, I can identify - I am doing Dutch mostly just for pleasure/to break things up, but I do really like it. It does help that I'm not expecting myself to progress quickly, and the humorous sentences don't hurt either ;)


            [deactivated user]

              Él come toneladas de pescado. (He eats tons of fish.)

              Whatever you do, don't invite him to your seafood restaurant!


              [deactivated user]

                (These are in English because they came up doing reverse tree.)

                "He sleeps while I speak." Are you that boring?

                "I speak while I sleep." O rly?


                [deactivated user]

                  "Tá an fear sa chuisneoir."

                  The man is in the fridge. O.o


                  [deactivated user]

                    The WHOLE LENITION LESSON was like that! It was either the peach, the peach and the sweets or the man (or woman) in the fridge.

                    ===

                    This is what I said to my Irish speaking friend:

                    Be thankful you learned Gaelige [Irish] from an actual múinteoir [teacher]. I just finished lessons on eclipsis and lenition...the second eclipsis lesson featured sample sentences having to do with people in trouble and the lenition was all about peaches, sweets or humans being in the fridge.

                    I can't make this ❤❤❤❤ up, Vonnie. (giggle)


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                    how very peculiar!

                    you reminded me of a lesson (well, part of one) about the accusatice case in Esperanto that I just looked at today. I think the point of the thing was that word order is much more flexible when the case shows what is the object and subject, but the example sentence was the apple eats the human... with a picture to match... one scary ass apple there :-o LOL


                    [deactivated user]

                      And Esperanto was meant to be simpler!


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                      Oh, it is! But some of the exampes in that course in particular are very weird...

                      I do not have a clue how to post a picture here, but here's hoping that a direct link works.

                      http://eo.lernu.net/kursoj/bkd/bildo.php?parto=13ero=3

                      So far I am enjoying Esperanto and certainly progressing more quickly than I would with most natural languages. A week and a half ago I knew hello, thank you, and that estas was the multipurpose equivalent of is/am/are, and the words for man, woman, girl and boy.

                      Now I could write you a brief introduction of myself, where I live, my family, tell you what the weather was like yesterday, use past present future and imperative tenses, use adjectives and adverbs and verbs and the accusative tense... and in theory, at least, I wouldn't make many mistakes. I suspect it will take somewhat longer for any of this to become natural to me, but that isn't bad going for less than a fortnight ;)


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

                      This came up as one of the other options in a 'select all the correct translations' exercise. I couldn't help but laugh when I read it. :-) La grand-mère mange un petit-fils. (The grandmother is eating a grandson)


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                      Bwahahahaha I love it. I've had a couple of those - actually the weirdest ones have been doing reverse trees. I remember one time the correct sentence was "I am a man and she is woman." The alternates it gave me were "I am a man and she is an apple" and "I am an apple and she is a woman"...!


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                      Stai dicendo che non ho un cervello? - You are saying that I do not have a brain? - ¿Estás diciendo que no tengo un cerebro? - Du sagst, dass ich habe kein Gehirn?


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                      Hahahahah well I can see why that was included, a commonly used phrase for sure... ;D


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbarakurz

                      Here are some of the phrases from the Dutch course I've collected on my twitter:

                      "The child has a question about the sale of parents."

                      "I decrease the distance between my mouth and the cheese."

                      "The old man told me about his relationship with a tulip."

                      "This is the woman whose children do not wear any clothes."

                      "In reality I am a turtle."

                      "Does my car have a conscience?"

                      "Have you seen the cows in the airplane?"

                      "His grandfather is a sheep."

                      I love those so much


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

                      Literally laughing out loud lol :)

                      The ones about the sale of parents and the relationship with the tulip were hilarious!


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ferfredd

                      hahahaha "I decrease the distance between my mouth and the cheese." hilarious


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/astritm

                      This is how scientist describes eating process :)


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annie1258

                      "L'insecte est japonais", which translates to "the insect is Japanese"... yeah, I don't understand either. :P


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kilire

                      This is why I love DuoLingo.


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                      I just did a search for Duolingo on Tumblr. Not even for wtfduolingo, or Duolingo is having a weird day - just plain old Duolingo. I laughed so hard I was crying and could barely breathe!


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kilire

                      Just saw one while learning Danish on the iPad.

                      Anden drikker vin = The duck is drinking wine.


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

                      Danish also has one about the drunk badger loving candy.


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                      LMAO I love it :D

                      Duolingo is reeeeeally find of ducks, isn't it? Love it.


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

                      Yes Duo has heaps of ducks


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

                      Wow very irresponsible


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toadster172
                      1. I am a dolphin. 2.You are my horse.

                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toadster172

                      The French coarse is weird.


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                      Ja, danke Deutschland! - Yes, thanks Germany!


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                      Es fehlen keine Eier - It doesn't lack any egg


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                      Anche i francesi bevono caffè - Also the French drink coffee... Oh! Thanks for telling me that


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarah.greenleaf

                      "If it is a spider, I run." - the most true sentence I have gotten on Duolingo haha. found in my Spanish lessons


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                        "Tengo siete patos."

                        Care to explain WHY you have seven ducks? (giggle)


                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

                        Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone.


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                          Better add thirteen cats to that...


                          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                          crazy cat AND duck lady? I guess at least it's original ;)


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                            I'm on numbers, so it's giving me things like, "I have seven ducks". "I have thirteen cats."

                            I have one weird Duolingo!


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                            It is stuff like that that makes me love DL ;D


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drakessis

                            "La camisa es blanca o gris." ( The shirt is white or gray. ) So what color is it?


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TatianaBoshenka

                            I pictured a sort of pale, pale gray that you would be tempted to call white. =D


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                            To add to the little fruit based melodrama on the Dutch course; recently I got Ik ben een banaan. I really don't know why the Dutch course is so insistent on me learning these things. Is team Dutch okay??

                            In other news: the RU>EN tree decided to teach me some real survival Russian - well, it was actually trying to teach me survival English, since it believes I speak fluent Russian. In any case, the sentences that have come up recently include "the turtles eat rice" and "the turtle drinks milk"... :-D ooookay!


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TatianaBoshenka

                            It always seems super creepy to me when they have animals who are not even mammals drinking milk. =D


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                            Another one!!!

                            "Sie akzeptiert die kostenlose Schokolade" - She accepts the free chocolate - Ella acepta el chocolate gratis - Lei accetta il cioccolato gratuito.


                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

                            Well duh! It's free chocolate! who wouldn't accept that??? ;-)


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                              "El oso no cabe por la puerta." (The bear doesn't fit through the door.)

                              Why are we allowing bears into our house?!


                              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                              I just cackled. That's excellent :D


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                                Sorry, ik heb uw broek. (Sorry, I have your pants.)

                                Yeah, I don't want to know what you two were doing last night! (Especially if the speaker was referring to "you" in the formal!)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                8-o I only just saw that one. Classic. Dutch <3


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scarcerer

                                The legendary Dutch conversation:

                                -Goedendag, sap. (Good day, juice)

                                -Pardon, ik ben een appel. (Excuse me, I'm an apple)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that reminds me of one I'd forgotten from earlier today in German:

                                Hallo, Biene. (Hallo, Bee.)

                                Ahhh, Duolingo is so weird and I love it.


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

                                Literally laughing out loud!

                                Very very very typical Dutch conversation :)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidvdb

                                Actually, it is a possible conversation, atleast with capital letters. :p

                                -Goedendag, Sap. (Family name)

                                -Pardon, ik ben een Appel. (A member of the Appel family)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                Excellent ones!


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                I got the perfect addition to this surreal conversation today:

                                Ik ben een banaan.

                                Duolingo Dutch is going to be super helpful in the Netherlands LMAO


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                De sinaasappel spreekt. (The orange speaks)

                                I'm seeing a really cute cartoon about talking fruit taking shape here.


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iyyume

                                Woah thats like, old Duolingo...


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoNameHaveI

                                Those were the days.


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kingthatcher

                                Er de lovlige? -- Are they legal? (Danish)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/INordh

                                To be fair, that is a frequently used phrase ;)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew48

                                In French:

                                "Je vais vous apporter un canard" = "I am going to bring you a duck" Um...thanks?

                                In Portuguese:

                                "Um formigo lê um livro" = "An ant reads a book"

                                I believe it was a bee that wrote it.


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenocent

                                Não, eu penso que uma borboleta escreve o livro. Eu não lembro.

                                No, I think that a butterfly writes the book. I don't remember.

                                (Please correct my Portuguese if needed! I'm still pretty new at this)


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jess_fcs

                                "Uma formiga lê um livro" is better. "Formiga" is a feminine word.


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenocent

                                Thank you for catching that when I didn't-have a lingot!


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew48

                                French Duolingo also informs us that "Le singe est près de la porte" ("The monkey is close to the door").


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                Well, ducks are cute and they also taste good...


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                Bwahahahaha some of those are beyond awesome :D


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JokoLelono

                                had to think of this post when I did my French Duolingo lessons earlier. I ran into "Un homme vend son serpent." --- A man sells his snake :D


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                LOL Is that the snake he found in his shoe in the Spanish lesson??


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                Who is the deleted user? I just see it everywhere


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                I haven't a clue - I remember replying to this person and reading their posts, but by the time I saw the deleted user thing I couldn't remember who they were. I guess they decided they weren't that into languages...?


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                Maybe he spammed or something like that and the mods deleted his user? (I generalize into "he")


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                possibly! it's a mystery...


                                [deactivated user]

                                  Not me...I've been spectating. :D

                                  (Besides, I'd like to think that if Floot was concerned, she'd check on me.)

                                  (Or answer my FB friend request. :P )


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                  So in the list of friend requests of "people I really should figure out if/how I know them", I finally went, hey, hang on, this person speaks Spanish... then I clicked on "more stories" (because at that point all I could see on the wall was "X has changed her profile picture" or some such) and then it said "has started learning Irish"... and I remembered you talking about the insane leniton lesson! So hopefully I found you! 8-o :D


                                  [deactivated user]

                                    "Sarah accepted your friend request." YAY!


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                    eep! to my shame, I didn't even know you had tried to add me :-o sorry, facebook is CRAP on my iPad, and so I miss stuff all the time. I will have to go look!

                                    attempting to use it on the browser is like pulling teeth and the app misses things - like, it'll tell you you have a message, but it requires you to download a different app to read the message, which I highly resent and also plain old don't have the memory on the iPad to do <_< also there are certain kinds of group posts etc that it won't actually load up on the iPad - and like I say, using it through the mobile browser is a nightmare.

                                    (it was a gift so I am not complaining, I have used it so much, but boy do I wish I had more memory space on here...)

                                    I will have a look... wish me luck!


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                    Il coltello è nello stivale - The knife is in the boot...

                                    And there is also a snake in my boot?


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                    Du bist einer Maus ähnlich - You look like a mouse xDD


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abendbrot

                                    grammatical correct, but normally we would say: Du siehst aus wie eine Maus.


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                    Your sentence sounds easier to me, but you have to tell that to the course contributors-makers. ;)


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarah.greenleaf

                                    One time when I was doing a French lesson one of the sentences was "Il cache un enfant" or He hides a child xD I found that kind of funny! Another sentence I got (can't remember what language though) was "The duck is dead" :P


                                    [deactivated user]

                                      Duo: Siúlann sé ar uisce. Me: Goodness! I didn't know Jesus spoke Irish!

                                      (I'll let all of you figure out what that means. No fair helping, fellow Gaelige students!)


                                      [deactivated user]

                                        It was "he walks on water". O.o


                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                        I just can't stop getting weird sentences:

                                        "Ich mag das zweite Herz" - I like the second heart - Me gusta el segundo corazón - Mi piace il secondo cuore


                                        [deactivated user]

                                          "El mono usa zapatos." (The monkey uses shoes.)

                                          Hmm...protect your shoes, ladies!


                                          [deactivated user]

                                            Pasta is geen fruit. (Pasta isn't fruit.)

                                            Um...


                                            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                            eyebrow

                                            Well, it is true...

                                            The downside of Dutch and English being so close: I initially read it as "Pasta is green fruit" which... well...

                                            Confusion city learning Turkish, where pasta means cake 8-o


                                            [deactivated user]

                                              Pardon, ik ben een appel. (Excuse me, I'm an apple.)

                                              Uh huh...


                                              [deactivated user]

                                                Ólann Pól fíon roimh an gcat. (Paul drinks wine before the cat.)

                                                If the cat has a drinking problem, you really ought to take to the vet...


                                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa4duolingo

                                                Speaking of Turkish, I added what I thought were relatively strange sentences from the Turkish course a while back to another thread (and relatively speaking they were a bit odd in that discussion), but after reviewing them just now, they really don't seem so odd. Perhaps the only one that would really stand out in this crowd is

                                                Everyone wants a pink island.

                                                After reading all of these, it doesn't seem so weird now, does it?


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                                                  "Hallo schoenen." (Hi, shoes!)

                                                  I think I love Team Dutch. <3


                                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                                  Only think?? Heheheheheh. The Dutch course is my favourite, even though I'm almost totally sure I'll never find a particular use for it <3


                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                    Maybe someone on TD is a "Sex and the City" fan...it seems like Carrie says "hello, shoes!" at least once in the series. :D


                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                      Zijn wij langzaam? Nee, wij zijn geen langzame koeien. (Are we slow? No, we are not slow cows.)

                                                      Go home, Dutch. You're drunk!


                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                        Saw that one on Buzzfeed's story on this very thing!


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NogoBogo

                                                        Portuguese: "I am green, so what?"


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

                                                        For some reason all this brings to mind is Kermit... "It's not easy, being green..."


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwertytops

                                                        In Norwegian: There is a hand coming up out of the toilet!


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                                        8-o that's disturbing!


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

                                                        Der Rock ist aus Wien - The skirt is from Vienna


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

                                                        Ein wiener Rock = a kilt, no?


                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

                                                        Just found this one in the French course: Je peux prendre ta montre ? - Can I take your watch? The thought of someone actually asking that question kind of boggles the mind, so this gave me pause but then my imagination produced a sign at the entrance to a venue:
                                                        "You are entering a time-free zone, please check all timepieces at the door" ;-)


                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                          I've developed a lovely habit of coming up with names via translating various words into other languages. Here are two I've discovered in the last few days:

                                                          "Duh" means "spirit" in Bosnian. ~"Nopeus" means "speed" in Finnish. ~"Fart" also means "speed" in some languages, such as Norwegian.

                                                          And for a random bit of randomness? Mayim Bialik's first name is Hebrew for water. ^_^

                                                          "Yupeus"...this is fun. xD


                                                          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

                                                          If I remember accurately (which in fairness I may not, so any Hebrew speakers feel free to correct/elaborate), Mayim מים is actually a plural, or to be more specific a dual form. Not used in Modern Hebrew, but it survives in some words, and water is one of them.

                                                          дух is the same in Russian, too :)


                                                          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elie_Birds

                                                          Ella sacó un cuchillo. - She took out a knife Not very funny, but not something you would say every day, I think


                                                          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JulianVrieselaar

                                                          In norwegian I got the sentence,

                                                          Why is the plumber jumping on the turtle


                                                          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinguisticBoi

                                                          https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28070071 "My grandfather takes milk from Julia"

                                                          Well, I hope Julia is the name of the cow...

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