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

"Yo oigo los colores."

December 26, 2012

57 Comments


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

I have to conclude that this refers to synaesthesia


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

My guess is one of the staff has it.


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

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


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.


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

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


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

Oh yes! I love to hear colors!


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

My favorite sound is purple!


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

tambien yo puedo tocar sonidos)


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

Especially if it is deep. :)


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

Me gusta drogas tambien


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Me gustan las drogas, Captain.


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

This sentence only makes sense if you are on LSD


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"


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.


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?


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

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


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

This sentence set civil rights back 3 years


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

If you live in india it would not surprise me


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

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


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

Someone is taking LSD


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

Quiero mas LSD por favor


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).


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.


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

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


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

hmmm... I can taste them too !


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

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


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

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


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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

Colors of the wind?


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

This would only come in handy when high


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

This really made me listen carefully. Thanks


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

What would Latin Amercicans think if I said this ?


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

you took something?? ;)


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

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


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

I hear them all but yellow. Yellow says nothing.


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?


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

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


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

Esto es poppycock


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!


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

Me gusta las drugas


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

Me gustan las drugas, senor.


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!


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

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


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

Oigo los colores. No toco los colores.

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