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

"Das Kind trinkt Öl."

December 16, 2012

19 Comments


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

Is this a joke about Swedish people coming to Germany and asking for "öl" (swedish for beer) at the bars?


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

Some arctic trekkers drink oil as a high energy, lower weight food. Someday, I'm sure some crazy child will set some age-related record for hiking in some hell-frozen tundra. This sentence has its niche.


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

This is why America is at war in the middle east. Got to feed the kids!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peterharris001

I love a good glass of oil at the end of the day. Who doesn't?


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

Like the offspring of a lumberjack, only manly children drink oil.


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

There are certain oils you can drink. Cod liver oil comes to mind. Of course it sounds strange if you don't specify, I think.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donnaat27

Regarding cod liver oil and castor oil - you wouldn't generally say you drank it; rather you took it.


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

Oh, you're right. Thanks.


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

'Cause drinking water is too mainstream....


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

This phrase doesn't make sense. Oil is NOT for drinking...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan5

You know because kids always drink what they are suppose too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScienceGuy04

Caster oil is the only possibility I can think of.


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

Normal people do not drink oil. I asked my german girlfriend and they dont drink oil either.


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

So, we met again.


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

That is one instance of weird sentences. I have wondered several times about possible contexts for such sentences.


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

they haven't taught us the "parents" word yet


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

Just adding my two cents about this being completely weird. Öl is indeed the Swedish word for 'beer', not that that really helps with German...

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