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"Les hommes mangent des éléphants."

December 18, 2012

24 Comments


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

I am pretty sure that is illegal now.


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

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


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

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


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

Not a good and practical exercise.


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

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.


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


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

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

ugly image there


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

you can say that again


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

this gives me an unfortunate picture of French culture


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

I really hope they don't...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dac0152

Should be Les elephants mangent des hommes.


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

这个句子真心很变态,看,不是我一个人在说


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

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


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

Never doubt duolingo....


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

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