https://www.duolingo.com/silmas

"Das Kind trinkt Öl."

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12/16/2012, 2:14:16 PM

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/FeralFantom

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

12/21/2012, 2:19:11 AM

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

12/24/2012, 12:05:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ymgarl

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

1/2/2013, 4:07:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TheiPeter

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

1/3/2013, 3:39:58 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/liammm

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

12/19/2012, 4:11:41 AM

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

12/23/2012, 10:52:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/donnaat27

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

1/18/2013, 2:22:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TiagoMoita_PT
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Oh, you're right. Thanks.

1/18/2013, 2:34:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/fcojgarcia

'Cause drinking water is too mainstream....

1/10/2013, 12:49:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/silmas
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This phrase doesn't make sense. Oil is NOT for drinking...

12/16/2012, 2:14:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ryan5

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

1/8/2013, 3:28:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ScienceGuy04

Caster oil is the only possibility I can think of.

12/17/2012, 8:04:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Duckfoot

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

12/24/2012, 3:07:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

Ew.

1/8/2013, 10:01:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Marchel1er

Warum nicht!

1/11/2013, 9:19:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/OtavioZ

So, we met again.

1/8/2013, 6:35:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky
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That is one instance of weird sentences. I have wondered several times about possible contexts for such sentences.

12/16/2012, 2:27:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/rosepereira

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

1/10/2013, 1:55:20 AM

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

1/22/2013, 12:04:27 AM
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