"Yo oigo los colores."

December 26, 2012


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I have to conclude that this refers to synaesthesia

January 3, 2013

My guess is one of the staff has it.

February 4, 2013

Duolingo seems to have lots of bizarre sentences that always makes me think twice.

May 2, 2013

I think that's why they make such strange sentences. When you read this, you stop and read it twice, think about it. And you remember it. It helps the words stand out in your mind, making them easier to recall later.

June 3, 2013

Sentences are computer-derived. They didn't hire English majors. It shows.

December 21, 2013

Oh yes! I love to hear colors!

December 26, 2012

My favorite sound is purple!

January 4, 2013

tambien yo puedo tocar sonidos)

January 17, 2013

Especially if it is deep. :)

February 9, 2013

Me gusta drogas tambien

January 3, 2013

siiiii. (although I think it's "me gustan drogas"?)

January 11, 2013

I believe you are correct! Thanks for pointing that out.

January 17, 2013

Spanish would add las besides the n in gustan to sound more natural.

March 6, 2013

Me gustan las drogas, Captain.

December 21, 2013

This sentence only makes sense if you are on LSD

January 6, 2013

last translation I had was "we don't touch women". Filing this lesson under "stuff to say if you get arrested in Mexico"

January 8, 2013

I hear trees of roses too.....I hear them bloom...for me and for you...and I think to myself....what a wonderful world.

February 18, 2013

I laughed at the synthesia comments. Perhaps the idea is to help us concentrate on conjugation and not rush and miss things?

January 6, 2013

The comical replies take away the pain of losing a heart!

February 13, 2013

This sentence set civil rights back 3 years

January 22, 2013

That's deep, man

February 18, 2013

I smell water

December 28, 2012

If you live in india it would not surprise me

February 19, 2013

What is this, Dr. Seuss? Or is synesthesia more common in Spain?

January 6, 2013

Someone is taking LSD

January 6, 2013

Quiero mas LSD por favor

April 3, 2013

The sentence is too poetic or metaphorical to be used here. It can mislead the learner. It should be replaced with a sentence like the ones proposed by enevee (above).

December 29, 2012

It's called a trick question. I thought it was a good one. These exercises are meant to hone one's listening skills as well as teach grammar.

March 19, 2013

And they provide a bit of humour, like "my bear drinks beer."

March 20, 2013

hmmm... I can taste them too !

January 11, 2013

once, i touched the sound of my microwave :) everything is possible

February 8, 2013

You guys are my best friends now. All of those 39 comments

March 15, 2013

I've divided the class into two teams: colors and shapes. I want each team to sing along with me.

I hear the colors. I don't hear the shapes. Sing louder, shapes.

March 13, 2013

This will be incredibly useful when I'm on a peyote fuelled spirit walk in the Mexican desert!

April 22, 2013

"Yo oigo los colores.", can i get some of what your taking?

May 5, 2013

XD lol

May 19, 2013

I wonder if this is a Spanish idiom for

March 2, 2013

I've been confusing ver with oír so I thought I'd practice... Gotta say, this particular one doesn't help much

April 8, 2013

me too!

June 4, 2013

It is obviously to test if the students are putting enough attention while translating.

June 7, 2013

Colors of the wind?

January 29, 2013

This would only come in handy when high

March 21, 2013

This really made me listen carefully. Thanks

April 23, 2013

What would Latin Amercicans think if I said this ?

May 3, 2013

you took something?? ;)

May 19, 2013

:D I like this one. Made me remember that my husband has to feel my thoughts. ;)

May 19, 2013

I hear them all but yellow. Yellow says nothing.

May 25, 2013

¿Se supone que debo repetir eso en otro idioma? Que raro;¿Que te dicen los colores? Y/O ¿Como suenan?

June 12, 2013

1950's white people at an ice cream parlor "I hear the colors!!"

February 1, 2013


March 16, 2013

Esto es poppycock

March 20, 2013 - this sentence is true for this man, not really the rest of us though!

March 31, 2013

Me gusta las drugas

May 21, 2013

Me gustan las drugas, senor.

December 21, 2013

Great fun reading the comments. Worth the time I took to decide if 'I hear the colors' was worth typing in. It was!

June 3, 2013

This makes me recall the ideas about sentences being cohesive but not coherent.

June 4, 2013

Oigo los colores. No toco los colores.

June 12, 2013
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