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Dear Mr. Bear,
I have decided to stop giving you honey. You are being cut off. The queen is getting angry with all of us here because we keep giving the honey away to you for free. I hope you understand.
Sincerely, Mr. Bee
Judging by the animals I've encountered so far on Duolingo, pretty soon Mister Bee will be studying astrophysics and cryogenics. NASA should employ more animals as scientists and technicians.
And there's a raccoon who's with a few other people who "guard the galaxy" if you get my drift...
1 Minute after receiving that letter...
Mr. Bear : Grrrrrh.... ( What the hell is this ). GrrrRoaarr.... ( Did they wanna give me more honey?)
Dear Mr. Bee,
You leave bear-kind no choice. This means war.
Sincerely, Mr. Bee
(Somebody please continue this story.)
I like to believe this is dialogue the the world of Mr. Ando of the Woods
yep, brazil is very very awesome, they has an ant that can read, and a bee that can write
I hope they can read, cause one stung me a while ago and i have a few nasty words to tell them....
So in Portuguese the bee had written something like "O mel é amargo". Am I right? :-)
"Dear Doctor, we are going to another planet. Don't wait up. Say hi to the Shadow Proclamation for us. Your friend, the bee"
I agree -sometimes it's really difficult to understand what Mrs Portuguese is saying.
The last question was "The turtle reads letters", possibly written by the bee.
How in Hades is a bee supposed to write a letter
When I first translated this sentence, I thought to myself, "no, this can't be right". Lol
Now people will be thinking that Brazil has mutants animals that are EXTREMELY intelligent. I don't wanna live on this planet anymore.
Why would you NOT want to live in a world with superintelligent mutant animals? Do you have something against them becoming ninjas as well?
Shouldn't "the bee writes a card" also be acceptable? I was marked down for this.
Well... cards aren't really something you write as much as something you sign. And "write" isn't the same as "sign" in Portuguese, I think.
You mean, why can't it bee a card?
Bee-cause card in Portuguese is cartão.
Unless you mean playing card like Aces, or Jacks.
Who dreams these sentences up? Even the most intelligent bee could not write a letter, without hands, fingers, etc. Is this meant to be funny/surreal?
Yup. There are a couple other silly sentences in there that would only happen in a fantasy world. Some people like it since the strangeness of it helps them remember better, or they find it funny and a stress-reliever, and others think it's just nonsense. :P
I think the strangeness might help some remember better not only because it is silly, but because the words are used that aren't always used together, so then people can remember the words separately rather than them programming into their brains along with only certain phrases. That's my analysis, partly from my experience as well. Probably not needed really either, but I added it anyway. Have a nice day/night :)
Odd sentences also test listening ability. We may not know the word, or we cannot make sense of the sentence. but we still write what we hear and learn a bunch from it because it takes us out of our other senses that we rely on like crutches.
Children learn in a similar way. There are plenty of childrens books that have animals that can talk, read, write, etc. Take "Winnie the Pooh" for example. Owl can read, Rabbit does gardening, Kanga can cook, etc. It is just a fun and interesting way to learn words