https://www.duolingo.com/bsteinbrook

Mann, ich bin eine Flasche...

Flasche = both bottle and loser? Is this more of slang usage?

December 12, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/jbxf

You are correct. The colloquial meaning of "die Flasche" is "the loser". It does not get inflected with respects to gender.

December 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/bsteinbrook

Interesting. Maybe an indication of an alternative translation would help, sort of like the package icon on new words? It occurred to me the sentence didn't make sense but I knew of no other options.

December 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/lAmAFish

Why would the put a colloquialism like this in the software? Was this unintentional or a joke from the programmers?

December 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

To illustrate that "Flasche" has more than one meaning.

December 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Moving this discussion to the German section.

December 12, 2012
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