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

"Mein Mann isst diese Blumen."

December 16, 2012

24 Comments


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

Don't be judgmental. Perhaps her husband is a goat


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

My girlfriend and I laughed so hard at that.


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

Off topic, but Homer Simpson eats flowers. It's his secret shame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClfsOvKXuK8


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

Breaking news: Duolingo's voice is Marge Simpson.


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

Wasn't sure if it was ist or isst. The husband eating these flowers is only marginally less ridiculous then the Husband being these flowers.


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

Eating flowers is more common than you think, and you've probably all had some at one point or another. Try not to jump all over the sentences claiming "ridiculousness"; it usually just shows ignorance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_edible_flowers


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

How about saffron? It's a part of a blossom and pretty common. Also, dandalions and stinging nettle are or at least were popular among older people as part of salads here. And I've got a pack of nettle-tea on my shelf.


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

Better than drinking oil!


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

could be broccoli or cauliflower, I guess


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

This sentence is ambiguously funny! =) I reckon she forgot to mention these flowers were made of chocolate… Now it does make sense! Guten Appetit =)


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

Actually there is such a thing as edible flowers


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

You mean most of them?


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

I heard that flowers are delicious in combination with oil ;)


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

We have to chose the better between two meaningless at first sight translations: 1) My husband eats these flowers. 2) My husband is these flowers.

People talked much about 1st sentence. I do not wish the following to happen to someone but 2nd sentence also makes sense if you think of a woman taking care of flowers on the grave of her husband and saying these words: "Mein Mann ist diese Blumen."


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

remembers me of the folk song 'Where have all the flowers gone?" - "Sag' mir, wo die Blumen sind" http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=124449


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

So it was the husbands eating them after all?


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

Do you want to say that the flowers were poisonous?


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

No - I'm saying that this answers the question in the song "where have all the flowers gone?" see kdn comment


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

By the way, if you put "My husband is these flowers" in German, it counts.


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

the program randomly chooses words and builds sentences, I guess. cuz no one would build such sentences.

I eat the bird, the dog has been eaten by the bird. the grandfather eats with a chairman. your daughter has a mother who has a grandmother.


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

Queer husband.. :)


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

People eat flowers, don't be ridiculous.


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

People eat flowers, don't be ridiculous.

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