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"Les hommes mangent des éléphants."

December 18, 2012

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jossriot

I am pretty sure that is illegal now.

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Azadeh2001

thats gross

December 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/JoanneLee

really gross!

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brandonfrench

who eat elephants right? it's just so... wierd

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kyozaki

Men eating elephants. That's how you know we're in recession.

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/banter
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Not a good and practical exercise.

December 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/coen
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Well it's not about the sentence itself. It's just to see how the words you are learning fit into a context. A rather bizarre context in this case, but let's not focus too much on the real world practicality of these things.

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sean57

Whilst you are correct that the words fit, I really think that sentences such as 'men are boys' and 'men eat elephants' and so on are utterly pointless. Would it not be better if we just focussed on real life sentences that we are likely to hear or use ourselves?

When they put ridiculous sentences like this in it makes you question yourself as to whether you are translating it correctly.

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chaut0

Horrible...

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Halliday

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February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/juancamilog

no, they don't.

December 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/couchdoor
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ugly image there

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brandonfrench

you can say that again

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sigston

this gives me an unfortunate picture of French culture

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SandwichMaker

I really hope they don't...

January 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BunnyKissd

Seriously?

January 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/finatrix15

well then...

January 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dac0152

Should be Les elephants mangent des hommes.

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mikesmart

what..

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EudoraZhang

这个句子真心很变态,看,不是我一个人在说

February 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JeSuisAnanas

I got that wrong because I thought that was too weird to be the answer.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Macklebeed

Never doubt duolingo....

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ikkiqyy

OMG!

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AWinner

Some of our ancestors used to hunt mammoths. Besides, the point of these is to strike a balance of retaining what we learned previously and learning something new. For that to work out, sometimes you'll end up with funny sentences.

February 13, 2013
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