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

"Yo oigo los colores."

December 26, 2012

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

I have to conclude that this refers to synaesthesia

January 3, 2013

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

My guess is one of the staff has it.

February 4, 2013

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

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

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jboehmer17

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

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

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

December 21, 2013

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

Oh yes! I love to hear colors!

December 26, 2012

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

My favorite sound is purple!

January 4, 2013

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

tambien yo puedo tocar sonidos)

January 17, 2013

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

Especially if it is deep. :)

February 9, 2013

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

Me gusta drogas tambien

January 3, 2013

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

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

January 11, 2013

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

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

January 17, 2013

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

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

March 6, 2013

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

Me gustan las drogas, Captain.

December 21, 2013

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

This sentence only makes sense if you are on LSD

January 6, 2013

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

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seb182

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

February 18, 2013

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

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

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

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

February 13, 2013

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

This sentence set civil rights back 3 years

January 22, 2013

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

That's deep, man

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hans1961

I smell water

December 28, 2012

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

If you live in india it would not surprise me

February 19, 2013

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

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

January 6, 2013

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

Someone is taking LSD

January 6, 2013

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

Quiero mas LSD por favor

April 3, 2013

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

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

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

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jazzdragon022

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

March 20, 2013

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

hmmm... I can taste them too !

January 11, 2013

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

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

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fnk8787

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johnjhartley87

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

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baby-pie

XD lol

May 19, 2013

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

I wonder if this is a Spanish idiom for something...lol

March 2, 2013

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

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

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

me too!

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

Colors of the wind?

January 29, 2013

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

This would only come in handy when high

March 21, 2013

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

This really made me listen carefully. Thanks

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1show

What would Latin Amercicans think if I said this ?

May 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baby-pie

you took something?? ;)

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baby-pie

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

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quechua8

I hear them all but yellow. Yellow says nothing.

May 25, 2013

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

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

June 12, 2013

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

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

February 1, 2013

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

tricksy.

March 16, 2013

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

Esto es poppycock

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Addy20

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Harbisson - this sentence is true for this man, not really the rest of us though!

March 31, 2013

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

Me gusta las drugas

May 21, 2013

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

Me gustan las drugas, senor.

December 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

June 4, 2013

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

Oigo los colores. No toco los colores.

June 12, 2013
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