You just have to love the shear quirkiness of Duolingo sometimes. I know it's partly because at this stage we've got a very small vocabulary to work with but I still wonder quite what the person who wrote this one was thinking. I wonder if we'll get the classic "Mi estas pingvino" later on!
I think apologising for being male is incredibly useful. Along with for being British or American. We also need phrases like, 'Sorry you can no longer trust anyone.' and, 'Sorry you don't have any arms or family.'.
It would be a cuter word if it was 'pingviro'haha. Ping-man sounds so cute!
I took it to mean that the person he's talking to mistook him for a woman. Hence "excuse me, I am a man." Or would that be said a different way?
No one's suggesting one ought to. "Saluton, sinjorino." "Pardonon, mi estas viro." "Ho, mi bedaŭras, sinjoro!"
Because the course is in beta and we didn't think of that. It's accepted now, thanks for your help! :)
"Pardonon" is an accepted phrase, but for "Pardonu" you are just saying to pardon somebody. Thus, you would have to say "Pardonu min" which means "Pardon me".
Both pardonon and pardonu are perfectly acceptable in this sentence. I personally usually say pardonu actually. :)
"Malnova virino!" "Viro!" "Viro, pardonon. El malantaŭe, via aspekto -" "Mi estas 37!" "Kio?" "Mi estas 37! Mi ne estas maljuna!"
reminded me of the Red Green mantra: I'm a man. And I can change. If I have to. I guess.
Ĝi estis populara kanada televidaĵaro. Post la kunvenoj de Didelfa Loĝio, la anoj recitis la viran preĝon: "Mi estas viro, sed mi povas ŝanĝiĝi, se mi devas fari ĝin, mi supozas."
This was a popular Canadian television series. After the Opossum Lodge meetings, the members recited the men's prayer: "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."
The context in which I thought this sentence would totally make sense is if a customer service representative is chatting with a client, and just by the name is not clear whether you're talking to a man or a woman, and the client expressed himself as if he was addressing a woman...
Finally! The voice responds to all the times he had to say "Mi estas virino" or whatever in earlier lessons...