"El gato come el libro."

Translation:The cat eats the book.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/bethshearon

The cat eats the book? The horse maybe, the dog, probably, but the cat??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrozyaman
mrozyaman
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Go home cat you are drunk

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Eyrun-

My cat used to gnaw at my books all the time, especially the ones with hard covers. ^^

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Whiteking2

Couldn't do my homework, my cat ate it..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyPaul

Clever red herring.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory
susanstory
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Mice also chew books. My dad used to have a cat that used to chew his pencils.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HuntarBarbarian

Well, it could be a fishy book.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyPaul

Perfect example of a pun!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fkilani
fkilani
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maybe its hungry for knowledge

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZyskowskiMarcin

You, sir deserve a lingot

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenorSmitty

I was barreling through these pretty quickly and this one made me think twice.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathallia

i think thats the point :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I agree, it does kinda make you go, "Wait what?!"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trish
trish
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Will I ever need to say this in Spanish?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itwenty

When you're in Spain and a cat eats your book, you will....

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/groomer2

only if it is your homework

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stivq

Doesnt the dog usually get blamed for eating the homework? :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JTUBIG

Not in mexico. Its actually a real problem. At libraries they have to post armed guards to ward off those pesky felines. Its so serious that the cartel has even posted a bounty on the cat leader Puss-n-boots.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alyssaerin

The funniest sentence I've encountered yet!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlueWillow991967

Actually, this is good. This is exactly the kind of sentence you run into really talking to people and you think, "What? Did I just hear that? I can't possibly have heard that." If the world was obvious, we wouldn't need language.

Hey, maybe this is the Spanish equivalent of, "The dog ate my homework."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tdbajus

It would help if we had sentences that made sense. I sat there, listening to it over and over again, thinking, "This could not possible be what I think I am hearing".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoctuaCuriosa

But that's good practice, really. It makes us stop and pay extra attention. In real life, weird things happen and weird things are said, and we still need to be able to parse that.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son
E.T.s_Son
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I had a hard time computing this translation. I understood everything up until the "libro" translation. I knew it sounded like "book" but I just knew that couldn't be right. So I went back to my notes on Food section and looked at every word that sounded similar and the closest one was "limon" but that didn't explain the 2nd sound of the syllable in "libro" so I just knew something had to be wrong.

I just gave up and pressed enter to found a "A cat eats the book" =/ I don't know WTH type of food is being feed to this cat but that's one bizarre sentence

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/komalkankaria

How is it el gato and la gatos? Anyone clear that out for me, por favor!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
olimo
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It is "lost gatos" or "las gatas".

3 years ago
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