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Scary DuoLingo Sentences

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<h1>Había muerto toda mi familia.</h1>
  • Did a Duolingo sentence ever stop you in your tracks?
  • Does Duolingo know that I recently went to a funeral? Well it wasn't a family member but it was la madre de mi amigo.

Share any recent odd, funny Duo-isms. If you're interested, some one is collecting them in a tumblr blog aptly called WTF Duolingo? that collects odd DuoLingo sentences. There's also a Twitter feed . . . . S**t Duo Says

<h1>Debes eliminar al testigo.</h1>

That's my favorite one.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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I just got the sentence "Estoy cansada de esa sonrisa" in the reverse Spanish tree.

For those of you who do not understand Spanish, it means "I am tired of that smile".

:-D ... .... :-I .... .... :,-(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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In another field, I once got, as the very first sentence of the day: "Take your pants off!" in German.

Quite disturbing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Was it really warm?

oh btw, how do I politely say "Will please take off your pants?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SvenHaers
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Ziehen sie / Ziehst du gerne/bitte die Hosen aus.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Thanks Sven

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SvenHaers
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Gern geschehen :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyKattyCutie5

You will not believe the ridiculous DuoLingo sentences I found. For example:

“¿Qué hay debajo de tu falda?” which means: “What is underneath your skirt?” WHICH PERVERT WROTE THAT SENTENCE!!??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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LOL, is that what they put under the "flirting" bonus lesson that you can buy?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave
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Haha no, which makes it even weirder ^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amazingannalise

Just got "ellos encontraron su cuerpo en la playa"

They found his body on the beach...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HopeC5

It wasn't the official sentence they were teaching me, but I got "La mujer prueba el nino" as one of my multiple choice options in my Spanish lessons. Translated? "The woman tastes the boy." Hansel and Gretel gone wrong, anyone?

On the topic of other multiple choice answers, "My wife is the wife of my children." was another option I have received. (I don't remember the original Spanish, however.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Sounds like an episode of Law & Order SVU.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! Great,Vcel10!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/costhoff

I don't have any particularly awesome ones to share, but I thought it was funny that "papas" means potatoes in Spanish, since papa is how young ones usually refer to their fathers. I just imagined some poor toddler still learning to speak being outraged and appalled after asking his mother what was for supper.

"No Mama! No cocinar Papa, por favor!"

I'm sure the context makes it fairly obvious which "papa" she's referring to, but it still brought a funny image to my head, 'cause I'm twisted.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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don't forget there is a differrent stress in the sound between papá and papa.

There's also this definition

papa - m. Máxima autoridad de la Iglesia católica, obispo de Roma y jefe de Estado de Ciudad del Vaticano.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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No problem, as there has never been a femenin Papa...but when the time arrives... ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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Papa is potato in Latin American countries and a few places in Spain. In Spain, potato is "patata".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fauri13
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Don't forget the accents, it could change a lot the meaning of the sentence... Both mamá and papá have accents. Without them, papa could be Pope (as vcel10 said) or potato. And mama is breast or a conjugated form of mamar (to suck).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sheldon_penny

In the french section, it was rather common to have naked people. Although I haven't seen them lately, the sentences that is ;-p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SvenHaers
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There is a common joke in most French lessons in Dutch schools about the word 'nu'.

In Dutch, it means 'now' (as in: right now, immediately) but in French it means 'naked' or 'nude'.

You don't want to mix those up when someone asks you if you're coming for a swim...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fraserbooks

My favourite ( I think from French) was "We are going to talk about dead cats".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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¡Vamos a hablar sobre gatos muertos!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fraserbooks

I like to think it was suggested by the owl duo himself.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
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I love that picture

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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This is the craftiest thing I have read all day. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ms_Dawson

aww how cute

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/--J--jr.

I'll never forget "She is not a girl"!!!

I hope I never have to use that phrase !!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Debes eliminar al testigo. <-- is probably my favorite ever. I just got "I am a spider." in review. I like that one a lot too. Might scare arachnaphobes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leslie_Duo

Just last night I received, 'esto va a matar una araña,' (this will kill a spider). So look out!! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Oh no! Espero que no esta araña! :O

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leslie_Duo

¡Jajaja! ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nevlogeos
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"I am Behind you" was on the Deutsch -> Englisch course, so I had to keep glancing back because the computer voice is scary. - Nevlogeos :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danielq300

Once I got He has a dress

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/THETRUEMACHOMAN

I was disconcerted when I received the message that my family was dead on duolingo. However, my day only got worse from there. You see, on the way home I was raped by an alpaca. When I arrived at my private domicile, I discovered that my family was in fact dead, killed by an enraged Mel Gibson chanting a remix of kansas

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Que tragicó!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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¡Qué trágico! ;))))))))))))

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Izabela_K
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I came across a depressing one in the Portuguese course today.

Eu sou velha, eu sou um fracasso.

I am old, I am a failure.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aiden808

Today I got "Il mange une papillon" which means 'he is eating a butterfly'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmalieKirstine

"Yo leo tus cartas", I read your letters. I think the Spanish section might be stalking me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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ahahhah It can also mean "I read the letters you send me"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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I just got this for a multiple choice option.

¿Bebes preguntas? Do you drink questions?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackieStetser
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I can't say that I ever came across a Duolingo sentence that I would not repeat-except in the flirting section.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ms_Dawson

I have and I just joined 5 days ago. I got something that said, "El hombre come la mujer" Which means "The man eats the woman." My child was right there and I knew that sentence would get repeated over and over until I'd have to say something and then the shame comes. Every time this happened before I'd have to let my children know that they didn't do anything wrong because I understand that they don't want to offend anyone plus they never know what the stuff means anyway. Needless to say I'd rather not even say anything close to inappropriate in front of them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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are you sure it was not slightly different? "El hombre como la mujer"? In that case it means "Men and women alike" :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ms_Dawson

AnaLago5 It could have meant that too, but since I'm new to Spanish I'd rather proceed with caution until I know for sure.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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A very sensible behaviour :DD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/atrainedtongue

In my second lesson I was given as "La mujer se come la niña." as one of my options when I was to translate "the woman eats the apple". I sent it to my significant other immediately and much laughter was had.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cruise2525

I didn't know what to do with that section when I first saw it. I had a few online suggestions from others how to treat it since I was married. In the French culture, it may not be unusual. Int he Spanish culture at least, that's another story. I think that's a bonus that one should sign up for if one wants it. Maybe we should have a choice on which ones we want to complete. I sat down with my husband at the computer and showed him what I was doing on Duolingo. He did look at the translations in the immersion and actually did better than I did. But I think he's still interested in using a tour company with a guide who speaks fluent English. I was reading the obituary about Professor Pierre Capretz. Both the organization and his classes try to correct some of the problems associated with French instruction, especially if there is no association beyond class or a school organization with English speaking students. In Spanish it was different because at least in my class, there were many bi-lingual students. Also the teachers were bi-lingual. Mine was from Mexico. As for getting in trouble my mother knew my Spanish teacher because both visited the Puerto Rican and Mexican Clubs occasionally. My father did not speak Spanish. I think he also preferred machinery, tools, and cars But he did take pictures at cultural events which were used in the local Spanish newspaper.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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Interesting, but I suggest you to divide it into paragraphs to be read easily.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99
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There are a lot of good ones in the "Medical" section like: La policía encontró sangre en el piso. The police found blood on the floor. The creepiest was an incorrect answer to the translation of "There will be several children at my house" which was Habra varios nenes bajo de casa mia. You can use Duo like a Magic 8 Ball. While doing a timed quiz, shout your question out and hit the key for the next question/answer. But be warned, Duo is kind of dire.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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https://www.duolingo.com/letra_a
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I came across "Soy solo una pérdida de tiempo" (I am a total failure) in the course of Italian: I got immediately depressed...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyKattyCutie5

I got "El pato cocino conejos." which translates to "The ducks cooks rabbits."(And probably eats them too). That's freaky!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nyankittie

xD These are really funny. Thanks for posting!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jinhale

This reminds me of learning while in the hospital. I got plenty of weird looks because I didn't turn off the audio.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KBNVER

not scary but..."Type what you hear: Los pájaros leen el diario." As you can imagine I figured I heard wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Those birds are trying to stay culturally aware!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danielq300

haha.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zoedragon1

I have a scout master that knows who to say, " my grandmother eats or sucks the blood of little children", in Spanish. He said one time a friend was talking in Spanish and he just blurted out the sentence. You can probably guess what his friend thought.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkyeBeth123

The weirdest on I have had is the dog walks on the cat.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scorpionmaster15

I got thw woman is a man hmm any one

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PokemonNerd7

duolingo always says weird things like "Does the room have a religious turtle?" Just... really? Is that the best thing you can come up with? :/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ByronMcCul

Don't know if anyone still reads this, but I got a few creepy ones...

"La pareja habrá muerto." (¡Dios mio!)

"Mi amigo dejaba a su perro comer."

"Yo te miraba."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Después jugando videojuegos en espánol, he visto el mensaje "has muerto" tantos tiempos.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaCeleni

May not be as weird as the other sentences, but today, Duolingo gave me the sentence "Soy un oso, yo como pájaros."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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No soy un oso pero yo como pescado. ¡Que sabor!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaitlynHoran

Omg that's hilarious lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/linorockter

too funnyy

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SCK33gan

Holy crap, that's a disturbing sentence

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cruise2525

Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? I never heard that one before. My husband and I laughed at that one. Doesn't that fall in the insult category instead of flirting? This is in the third lesson of the French flirting bonus.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SIRWLT
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I think it's kinda funny when you stumble apon one of these sentences, I never did, but if would have, I would not make a big deal about it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scorpionmaster15

cn I have a lingot

3 years ago