"Lei beve l'olio."

Translation:She drinks oil.

August 8, 2013

323 Comments


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

How can she? :S

August 8, 2013

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

As soon as I saw this sentence I immediately came here just to see these type of comments;)

April 27, 2017

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

love that all the weird sentences have over 150 comment ^^ !

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

Oh yeah... we Duolingian's, we're well adjusted folk... ;-)

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmyra.x

i would learn faster if i didn't see so many comments

July 9, 2018

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

xD Yeah

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lukasz.seweryn

Ja też

March 28, 2019

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

Me 3

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SgtJp654

Consider me one with this trend

March 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna879361

yea

May 29, 2019

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

me too :D

June 30, 2017

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

Me too

July 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy562708

Sameee

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaylorA325

ahaha same

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hana796459

Yes, me too

October 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GraceShepherd01

same!

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AyaWafik1

Same xD

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jade.Warner

same here

June 25, 2018

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

Samee

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/June186195

So did I

July 12, 2018

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

Same

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M3lodi4

Me too lol

July 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RubyGeorge28

Same here :)

May 4, 2019

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

Me too :)

June 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcoD101

I just got to write me too

August 8, 2018

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

Not me. Well OK. Me too.

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lety152936

Hahahhaha a me too!

August 28, 2018

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

maybe with pepper :)

August 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schiaffino89

Now that's just delicious!

July 4, 2014

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

Not to mention acne-inducing

November 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David433562

Jesus Christ how ?

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

Con pepe

September 24, 2017

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

With garlic. Or some people drink certain vitamin oils. Vitamin E for example

January 13, 2015

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

I love pumpkin oil

July 21, 2018

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

olive oil. it's actually used as a medication.

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

My father used to drink a tablespoon of olive oil every day. Claimed it was beneficial for his health. yeah... that's all I got...

December 29, 2018

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

People drink olive oil, and some drink fermented cod liver oil

September 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David433562

Emm liver oil?

April 6, 2016

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

Yup, and it's tasty yuum

It has a lot of Vitamin A and D, also omega-3 fatty acids.

It was historically given to children to prevent rickets.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

wow, I'd forgotten all about that.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesRit3

I also came here to see the comments about this unusual sentence. There were 226 at the time.

But, yes, when I was little, maybe 3 or 4 years old, I was given a little cod liver oil with orange juice daily. Apparently that was the current health fad. (And that confession probably dates me.)

May 21, 2018

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

Cod liver oil and orange juice! Ah haha!

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

It is medicinal. Don't you know!

March 24, 2018

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

hehehe...

August 8, 2013

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

It might be olive oil! Some people drink that

April 11, 2016

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

Um :(?

January 6, 2016

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

just leaving a comment cuz this one was too much... =)

February 16, 2018

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

tasting, not on the rocks with a twist

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elle584471

Maybe she's a car.. Can't take credit for that though. Saw it in another thread and made me LOL

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cristiano295207

how could she

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carlos960087

I did that once and It was the worst taste ever

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

https://twitter.com/shitduosays Once and for all for those shocked, surprised, discussed by the "weird" sentences Duo comes up with read a bunch of them. Be sure to have a tissue handy for the tears of laughter.

January 28, 2014

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

that was truly amazing, have a lingot

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Many thanks. Here's a (not humors I'm afraid) list of ideas I like to pass out to newcomers:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4821654

Best wishes

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mfagan7437

Going onto that twitter while on the silent floor of the library was a bad idea...

February 7, 2016

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

You just made my day! I'm constantly taking screen shots of the crazy things Duo says :)

March 27, 2015

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

that just made my day, Jaye16! I went to look at the sight. I was laughing til I almost cried. That is great!!

July 30, 2015

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

Duolingo is pretty disturbing. Girls drink oil in Italy and there are men in the refrigerators in Ireland.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

And they eat their Grandmothers in Spanish speaking countries in South America...

November 23, 2014

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

And talk to their breakfast in the Netherlands

November 24, 2015

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

lol, it's still learning. That owl isn't really a doctor yet, he just likes to dress up.

April 26, 2016

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

And there is a drunk bear that had to get a job to pay for his alcohol in Esperanto...

August 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

And the bear who ate the pizza!

March 24, 2018

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

what

November 4, 2017

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

Probably some Duolingo sentence like: “The bear drinks alcohol.”

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

And discuss the morals of a stick of butter... (kind of had to be there).

December 29, 2018

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

It's curious, cos they keep telling me in Norwegian that one does not drink oil and now they hit me with this shocking fact. Norwegians are wrong.

January 15, 2018

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

What would a good pickup line be? "How about a nice glass of oil at my place?"

December 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jae633849

Che ne dici di un bel bicchiere d'olio a casa mia?

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BilboBaggins0135

Trolololio

April 13, 2014

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

She must be a mustang

August 2, 2014

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

How's that workin' out for her?

July 30, 2014

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

Kwame: With tastes like hers, I'd bet it's still virgin olive oil.

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maggie314

Maybe even extra virgin.

June 11, 2015

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

who drinks oil?

August 30, 2013

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

I do, good olive oil of course. Two months ago I was in Palermo telling this to some Dutch friends and the restaurant owner - which is English but lives there - listened to our conversation and doubted I could drink. I said I would do, but in return our dinner should be on the house.

He accepted the challenge, brought the olive oil, I drank the delicious olive oil, and, guess what? Free dinner! :-)

All this to state that, yes, that is an useful sentence. :-D

January 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

How much oil. I could do a tablespoon I guess.

January 15, 2014

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

It was a third of an espresso disposable cup. Something like 3 to 4 tablespoons, I guess.

January 28, 2014

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

Dang...i can only drink one spoonful, and quick or else....:P

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KNGcietir9

Che frocio

November 11, 2018

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

Why does someone still drinks beer when you can have oil?

October 21, 2014

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

Is this actually a common thing?

March 9, 2014

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

yes. olive oil is a medication

February 27, 2015

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

Yes, and so's wine; but the difference is wine tastes a helluva lot better and's way more romantic.

February 27, 2015

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

yes, and so is vodka; but the difference is that vodka is a lot more fun

February 27, 2015

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

I believe we're finally on the same page.

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duchess1660

I hope she's okay...

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Br.Raphael

As long as it's not motor oil. :P

March 7, 2015

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

Tony: On the other hand you gotta keep your or in this case her motor running and so if it takes 'olio' instead of 'vino' then why not.

March 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Br.Raphael

Lol, motor oil in a wine glass, so romantic, so tasty, so disturbing lol. Hopefully shes not a robot. :p

March 7, 2015

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

Tony, sono assolutamente d'accordo! Salute!

March 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Br.Raphael

Words to live by: "Beve vino, non l'olio motore." Haha, salute! :)

March 7, 2015

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

My niece has lived in Italy for quite a while and told me of the olive oil tastings after a new crop. Therefore many drink oil.

May 19, 2014

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

Tasting is Not drinking!

August 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donna.mcph

It is not uncommon for Italians to drink a little oil for various reasons....it is a cultural thing. My Italian grandmother used it for everything...chest cold = warm olive oil on your chest; ear ache = warm olive oil in your ear. In other words it was not just for salad dressings or cooking, it has/had medicinal properties for Italians. Just my experience so I don't find this so unusual....think of it as 1 oz of oil, not a tumbler full. LOL

September 20, 2017

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

donna...I also remember my mother using hot oil for an ear ache, but as Duo's written it, "she drinks oil" it just sounds strange as if it's an habitual activity, like drinking wine or an aperatif.

September 20, 2017

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

"madonna! lei beve l'olio!!!!"

June 22, 2015

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

I've been getting comments on this poor woman in my mailbox for months now! I believe that olive oil is a known remedy for constipation. I'm sure she is embarrassed we all know. See here: http://homeremediesforlife.com/olive-oil-for-constipation/

July 30, 2015

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

jergirl: Probably similar to castor oil, which to this day still sends shivers up my spine at the very mention of it; so castor oil/olive oil - whichever -- my senses tell me it's all a lot of crap.

July 30, 2015

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

In Italy, there are shops that give you a shot of it to see if thats the oil you want to buy. Kind of like ice cream parlors do.

April 28, 2016

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

My brother drinks cod liver oil

August 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SherlockBond007

I think it's like how they say, "she drinks soup" where in English we would say, "she eats soup." Perhaps anything liquid that one eats, is just like this. You technically drink liquid, even if it's part of food that you eat.

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SherlockBond007

Look, here's the thing you need to understand. It's Italian, not English or German or whatever. It really doesn't matter if it makes sense to you. As an example; I'm a Texan, born and bred. One phrase that we use to express awe, shock, wonder, or whatever, is, "well, I'll be dipped in a bucket of spit." Doesn't matter what sense that makes to anyone; it makes sense to us. It's our language, and we can speak it the way we please.

January 28, 2017

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

qubit: That's very true. The point is I doubt the sentence makes any more sense in Italian than it does in English and wouldn't be said any more by Italians than its translation would be by English speakers.

January 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SherlockBond007

That's speculation. Besides, they also say "drink soup," as opposed to "eat soup." I speculate that if something is liquid, or primarily so, they will say beve rather than mangia

January 29, 2017

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

qubit...That's very true, but in this case your implication is that "she's EATING oil" and that doesn't make any more sense than she's drinking it. Back to the drawing board for us all, I'm afraid. :-)

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SherlockBond007

Not necessarily. It also means, "she EATS oil," which can be generalized. I eat oil (in my food.) Which is true; my family eats lots of olive oil. But not by itself!

January 9, 2017

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

qubit. No one eats just oil by itself, as you correctly admit. You may eat food that has oil on it, but by itself to say that you or anyone else "eats oil" is ridiculous. The case for such a statement simply isn't there.

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SherlockBond007

Yes it is there. For instance, if I'm preparing food for a guest, and want to know if he can eat olive oil in his food, I'll ask him, "do you eat oil?" Of course I don't mean, "do you drink oil directly from the bottle." But since we are both native English speakers, he will know what I mean. Same thing applies to Italian. Just because it doesn't seem to make sense in a different language, doesn't mean it doesn't make sense to the native speaker.

January 28, 2017

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

qubit: I'm sorry to disagree but your example is ridiculous. If I were asking guests whether or not they can eat food, say a salad, with (olive) oil on it I wouldn't ask them: "do you eat oil?". I'd ask e.g. "Can you have oil on your food? Are you allergic to oil in your food? Is it ok if I add/use oil on your food. etc. No matter how you spin it, to ask if someone 'eats oil' just sounds wrong.

January 28, 2017

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

She must be an Inuit (Eskimo) lady. And fish oil is very healthy! ;-)

May 20, 2018

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

Buon Appetito.

September 20, 2015

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

so why is "lei beve l'olio" correct but when I respond with "Non bevo l'olio" it's wrong and I'm told the correct answer is "Non bevo olio". it seems like the very same sentence construction to me.

February 5, 2016

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

bmparent: If I'm correct and if it's any consolation, in negative statements like yours, the definite article is omitted. That's at least what I've been told by natives.

February 5, 2016

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

ok I'll take your work for it!

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lsync1

She's a car

August 10, 2016

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

Anyone else thinking of Rose, the Jetsons' robot maid?

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donna.mcph

Just remembered there are olive oil testing places where you taste (aka, drink) the oil to decide which you favor for purchase. I think you need to remember that when speaking of oil in Italian, it is generally olive oil and not cooking or vegetable oil. Olive oil has many flavors depending upon where the olives are grown and is considered a very healthy oil.

September 20, 2017

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

donna...Granted there are olive oil tastings just as there are wine tastings, but the operative word here is "taste" not drink. If what you suggest is what Duo meant, then I think they should have said: Lei assaggia l'olio. Silly question but you don't work for Duo or have an olive oil import business do you? :-)

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donna.mcph

No, neither, just see this thread come up over and over and thought there could be reasons why one would "drink" oil in Italy. I don't think it is uncommon for folks to take a drink of it for health reasons as it is considered very beneficial there....wonder if it helps "lubricate" the joints?!?!?!? :-)

September 20, 2017

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

donna...your observations are all valid and anytime someone can include cultural notes in their comments it makes it interesting and all the more relevant. So thanks.

September 20, 2017

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

What does "l'" mean?? I translated this as "She drinks THE oil"...why did it say I was wrong?

October 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benton.1

It is a contraction that is used before nouns that start with a vowel and it does mean "the".

August 31, 2019

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

why is "she drinks 'the' oil" incorrect?

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frederic748536

So it rather unhelpfull to fill the thread with comments on the health aspects of drinking oil:

A bit earlier it was wrong to say "Io bevo l'olio" and the correct answer was "Io bevo olio". Now the article appears necessary. WHY ? I find the use of the article in Italian (on duolingo) rather confusing. Are there errors ?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chancey1

Im so concerned.

January 23, 2016

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

Chancey1: You and every other DL user. The woman needs help and we're all so helpless. It's not fair.

January 23, 2016

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

lei non è molto sveglia = she's not very bright

February 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Top-Ramen

Well that sounds delightful

February 25, 2016

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

Castor oil,by any chance?

March 25, 2016

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

coconut oil is very good for you

April 21, 2016

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

hollyyvette: That may be true, I can't say, but I do know that Chianti, Guinness, or Jack Daniels are very good for you too.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllieWright2

That sounds delicious! I think I'll have some nuts and bolts with mine!

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Declan765450

Ma perché? MA PERCHÉ??????

August 21, 2016

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

"Macchine da guerra, ma perchéééééé?" - Andrea Bocelli

September 13, 2017

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

Sounds like my Honda.

January 4, 2017

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

Didn't Mussolini kill political prisoners by making them drink large amounts of castor oil (olio di ricino)?

April 29, 2017

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

hey Germanlehrerlsu my native Italian teacher put that it was illogical so if you would like to argue with her... Oh and I'm squashblack10

June 12, 2017

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

Swanwickssquad. Maybe you could be more specific, because I have no idea what you're commenting on that your teacher feels is so illogical, and I don't see anything I've posted above that anyone could take exception to.

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/555mexicano

She also has clogged arteries

September 20, 2017

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

Which kind of oil tho? Lol

November 28, 2017

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

Olive oil is what you should suppose when there is no specification.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mackenzie6969

concerned....

December 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantoshVen3

Don't argue with Italian culture

January 3, 2018

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

Lei è un robot.

March 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaeden519725

Phew, thought i was the only one

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marijevanw2

Good for the skin

May 6, 2018

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

Yes italians love olive oil !

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexander728762

Reminds me of this interview I heard a while back. The interviewee mentions drinking two cups of olive oil while running an ultra-marathon. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/meet-the-lawyer-and-marathon-runner-who-creates-safe-spaces-for-others-to-compete-1.4662407

July 24, 2018

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

why would she do that???

November 12, 2018

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

L'olio is the olio

December 11, 2018

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

Castor oil for constipation?

January 5, 2019

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

l'olio is "the oil". Why is it wrong to write "She drinks the oil"?

March 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mataytay69

First the onions and now this...

September 6, 2019

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

I do not think that is healthy... unless its vegetable oil... ha, ha... get it? No? Okay... ┐(︶▽︶)┌

December 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maggie314

How about chocolate oil? Chocolate is a vegetable, as we all know - cocoa beans...

June 11, 2015

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

Maggie: Drinking chocolate oil - that's even more disgusting than drinking olive oil and only a little less so than motor oil. As for chocolate being a vegetable, if that's true, why not just order a glass or two of pure vegetable oil to wash down that salad.

June 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maggie314

I think I'll just order a big bowl of cocoa butter with a bit of cocoa sprinkled on it. I do enjoy fats in solid form.

June 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sinaguglia_5

Must be some weird italian remedy

January 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeYiwen1

she is a female mouse...

March 7, 2015

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

Mice drink oil? That's even creepier! What's the world coming to.

March 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petri__71

Is it possible to fix these? Somewhat annoying. Thanks!

August 18, 2015

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

Petri..71: .A little oil should do the job.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Fix what? These weird sentences? Oh, dear there are many more to come. And why not a little laugh never did anyone any harm. There is also some method to the madness unusual and unexpected sentences force the learner to think. We wouldn't want to go back to the days when I began teaching EFL with: "This is a book." etc.

For some idea on other weird sentences see here:

https://twitter.com/shitduosays

August 18, 2015

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

Jaye, Today they'd throw the book at you for a sentence like that.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

What the "s..t" word. It's the name of the twitter page. I was hoping it would go unnoticed. Have you read it. Great Duo stuff.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan-Fran

tn one end and out the other FAST

February 28, 2016

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

The sentence is illogical and does not make sense.

March 1, 2016

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

squashblack10: It may state something that's silly, dangerous, and unhealthful, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it's illogical or doesn't make sense, just because oil's not something you or for that matter most people would choose to routinely drink. Oil's a liquid and liquids can be drunk. So to that extent the sentence is logical and makes sense. Had DL written: "Lei beve una bistecca" or "Lei mangia l'olio" you'd be correct in saying they're illogical and don't make sense. But not here. If nothing else, the sentence has taught you several new words plus the grammar of how to string them together.

March 1, 2016

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

Good point, Germanlehrerlsu. The sentence and the action are both logical.

March 19, 2016

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

UmaObasi: Grazie! (Now, back to another class of morning oil, umm!).

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stacey118580

Why? ... Why does she do it?

March 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuperGuy25

Which idiot does that??????????????????Huh?

March 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laurin876742

Gross! but then again, who am I to judge.

April 6, 2016

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

She must be very healthy!

April 8, 2016

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

MySweet...And very slick!

April 8, 2016

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

Oil... what kind? There's vegetable, olive, the occasional herbal oils, etc.

April 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Msetchel001

I'm concerned for this girls health

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaShe20

Ewww, what kind?

April 27, 2016

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

RebeccaShe: it's not specified, but my guess is it's just a normal female. :-(

April 27, 2016

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

This is not good for her health. I think its not everything okey in her brain :/

July 13, 2016

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

i'm concerned for this girl's skin

August 12, 2016

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

Lei è pazza!

August 22, 2016

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

Kkkk... how come ?

August 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WillAndrew3

I do not drink oil, but she does

September 7, 2016

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

Probably the chick from Cars 2 or sumthin. (=/)/

September 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pauline946967

What is wrong with these people? With some bread, on a salad?!

October 1, 2016

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

Pauline...The sentence isn't talking about someone having (olive) oil on bread or salad which would be perfectly normal, it's talking about someone who DRINKS oil and we don't even know if that's OLIVE oil. So that's what's "WRONG" with all the people including myself who've commented correctly on how ridiculous the sentence is.

October 1, 2016

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

Lei beve medicina

October 29, 2016

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

Is "she" a car

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/david.karmo

Does she really like it????

January 28, 2017

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

Xena?

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcos386454

The first step to drinking oil is getting drunk

March 27, 2017

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

Actually, I am sure I read in a detective novel that drinking olive oil is a pretty good way to not get drunk.

April 29, 2017

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

JacobZumof: ...right...or a date!

April 29, 2017

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

Just don't do it. Please.

April 2, 2017

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

How do I say "she dies"?

May 3, 2017

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

gdala: (Lei) muore (<morire).

May 3, 2017

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

I drink oil in order to get drunk in the club without buying the expensive drinks there, but buying some cheaper stuff and drinking it at home

May 27, 2017

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

Hey Germanlehrerlsu sorry about not being specific I was just having a bad day

June 13, 2017

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

Swanwicksquad: Apology accepted. We all have bad days. I was just confused about your post since as I said, I couldn't see anything I'd previously written as so controversial or illogical. Good luck w/ your language study.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rulerry123

Word of advice if you find yourself in this situation: get some help.

June 28, 2017

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

Its the new clenze to loosing weight

September 25, 2017

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

May be olive oil.. keep positive thinking.

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chance906810

And then proceeds to eat many TUMS

January 3, 2018

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

shes pretty hardcore

February 10, 2018

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

I gotta ask: is this a real thing that actual Italians do?

June 5, 2018

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

Don’t die ma'am.

September 3, 2018

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

is she Selena gomez?

October 7, 2018

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

I don't think that's very healthy

October 9, 2018

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

Cold pressed coconut oil I hope

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sean124627

Damn she must have a lubricated throat.

October 25, 2018

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

Gross

November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leebo-il

It is probbably cannabian oil.

November 8, 2018

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

That is so disgusting

November 13, 2018

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

well ok

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RiccardoCa864874

From a glass, like the other phrase?

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tarek233738

I drink olive oil sometimes, it tastes good

November 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cristiano295207

ha how could she

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathan18384

same

January 9, 2019

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

glad to see i'm not the only one

January 15, 2019

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

glad to see im not the only one

January 15, 2019

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

glad to see im not the only one

January 15, 2019

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

Lei è una macchina?

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mordy_005

Olive oil with garlic bread maybe, but engine oil out of my oil pan, I'll pass.

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emilio.coatti

It's bad for her :(

January 23, 2019

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

That's a nonsense sentence. It should be changed.

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YanesGkina1

Nooooooooooo

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wado1

Bet she american

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maciej676570

She must be Alfa Romeo

March 5, 2019

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

That can't be good for her

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeHirst1

Definitely some keto kind of crazy there

April 1, 2019

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

wtf no please

April 13, 2019

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

Who drinks oil?

April 15, 2019

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

What the hell is she doing? She drinks oil? OMG, does she feel better now?

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna879361

she does? ew!

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna879361

I wonder if she is still alive. I should find out where she is....

May 29, 2019

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

delicious

May 31, 2019

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

Wife material

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Room3M

I don't think that healthy

June 4, 2019

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

BUT WHY?!

Like seriously this is the sentence with the most comments I've seen

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian596982

Do they drink oil in Italy?? Maybe its a type of drink? Or is it just a random sentence?

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian596982

Do thet drink oil in Italy? Like is it a type of drink?? Or is it just a random sentence? Geazie por la risposta! ☺

July 7, 2019

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

She needs professional help XD

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cynkk_7

Don't you lol

July 19, 2019

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

Soooo yummy

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aroldo888

My answer was the same as the given correct answer

July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey628846

Ничего удивительного. Мы пьем все, что может литься :)
Beviamo tutto ciò che si può versare :)
We drink all that one can pour :)

August 11, 2019

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

Lol

March 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryangomez6

wtf? lmao

April 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El_Jefe1717

Who drinks oil?? Is that a thing?? XD

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PilotViolet101

like you do

August 28, 2016

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

WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND DRINKS OIL??!

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samrin.mamoon

I don't understand how one can drink oil, How odd...

November 27, 2016

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

Uh.. but.... thats.... ew ;P

November 29, 2016

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

Is she a robot?

December 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anni405266

Yuck

December 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anonymous1342

How could she???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KasiaDoszpot0

bit of a odd thing to do!

February 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eli545423

That is strange

February 5, 2017

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

augh!!

February 6, 2017

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

no thanks

March 17, 2017

[deactivated user]

    She must be very very fat

    March 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yuvalagam2

    Who would do such a thing my god

    March 23, 2017

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

    what the hell did she do that for!?

    May 5, 2017

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

    why

    May 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elina617206

    Ma..perche?

    May 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GraceShepherd01

    Ugh!! :-/

    January 8, 2018

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

    Imagine drinking oil

    February 21, 2018

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

    why

    February 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldBost2

    How does she drink oil?

    April 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill98991

    She must be constipated.

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rrrrrrr817271

    Maybe they are talking about a car here :)

    July 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bill98991

    Shouldn't that be, "La macchina beve l'olio"? I know one of my old cars "drank" oil.

    July 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiegoRubio192860

    What the..!

    July 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josip607781

    Buon appetito :D

    September 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lillybug_16

    This is one of the very popular questions including "Lui ha il cotello."

    May 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gordana120971

    One does not simply...

    May 25, 2019

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

    But, not for real.

    June 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KateLd3

    I want also speaking exercises please.

    June 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca938542

    Is she ok?...

    June 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LawrenceHa271049

    Who in the world drinks hair grease?

    June 22, 2019

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

    How does she?

    May 24, 2017

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

    What? Why?

    May 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xenon12

    Why would she do that

    June 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rulerry123

    another weird diet has emerged

    June 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kayray99

    um

    July 7, 2017

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

    Why would she do that !

    July 17, 2017

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

    God how can she

    July 31, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rio942953

    Ummmmmm tf?

    August 11, 2017

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

    Ew gag

    September 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LunaEliza03

    Ma perchè?

    September 6, 2017

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

    Do people ACTUALLY drink oil?

    September 12, 2017

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

    Why though?

    September 21, 2017

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

    Duolingo are you ok

    September 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GODSEN0

    She drink oil

    October 16, 2017

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

    xD

    November 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

    What am I supposed to do with this information?

    November 18, 2017

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

    nkwk88: you need to get over the idea that the site's about "information." It's about vocabulary and sentence structure, verb forms, etc. You can use all of that to express yourself in Italian.

    November 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

    SHE IS REALLY MESSED UP!!

    March 10, 2018

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

    Is sis okay?

    April 17, 2018

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

    Damn, that's not good for your liver

    April 30, 2018

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

    I see an article right there

    June 17, 2018

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

    That's... unhealthy.

    August 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/supastar4ever

    She is good )))

    August 17, 2018

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

    Yuk!

    December 9, 2017

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

    is she trying to kill herself?

    March 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChantalElzinga1

    Duolingo is sick as fuckk.. like seriously? I am an insect and now someone is drinking oil... Keeping it real huh?

    June 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesRit3

    This is worse than rude. Such language is inappropriate.

    June 3, 2018

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

    this is rude. some people drink olive oil.

    June 3, 2018

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

    Lei è un robot

    July 2, 2018

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

    Gross!

    January 5, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crissymcfly
    November 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maya-j2005

    NO ONE CAN DRINK OIL OR DRINK COOKING OIL =P

    February 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/italiangirl226

    Drinking oil???? Why would you do that

    November 5, 2014

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

    those silly italians! they really love their oil ;)

    January 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelloNo3

    How the ❤❤❤❤ can someone drink combustable ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ fluid?!

    January 22, 2015

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

    Marcellono3: I'm a bit surprised you seem so frustrated. It's a known fact that children, especially pre-pubescent children, pick language up effortlessly and instinctively. My suggestion's you go to your room and think about how to use language properly. Then you can come out and join the rest of us again.

    January 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noam.Berga

    Thats not very healthy :S

    December 22, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AllanPolan2

    Who drinks oil:-) :-! Like wat the butt

    May 3, 2014
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