"The duck eats the pineapple."

Translation:La anaso manĝas la ananason.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/darth10ter
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It's strange that duck and pineapple are so similar...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurensEduard
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Like Dejo said, almost all animals have their latin name. The choice for ananaso was rather obvious as well… It's just English stepping out of line here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prhys3020

In spanish is piña, not ananás

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elgringoblanco
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Piña is the most common word in Spanish overall, but sometimes ananá or ananás are used depending on the dialect. I think in Argentina, for example, "el ananá" is the most common word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Afonsojomfru
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In brazilian portuguese, it is called "abacaxi". Point out the curve

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mandosto

In Brazilian Portuguese is ananás too, there are both terms, but it depends on the region. But mostly, almost always, it's abacaxi.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtokes
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I have a serious qualm with this image. (And not just so I have an excuse to use the word qualm, it is a lovely word). Latin did NOT have a word for pineapple. The fruit would be unbeknownst to them. They would have never come across the fruit, so would never have had need for a word for it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaAustralie1

There is allegedly an illustration of a pineapple in one of the houses of Pompeii.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtokes
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Oh, really? That's rather interesting. I guess they may have known about the fruit then.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaAustralie1

Possibly, but I must say, it's the first Esperanto tongue twister I've come across! LoL.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trezapoioi1
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Of course, ancient latins did not know pineapples, but, in biology, species are traditionally named in latin, so they created latin names for all species. Also, latin is still an official language of the Vatican City, so it's kept updated

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
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In Irish it's "anann," just to add to the list. I wonder what it is in Klingon...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KillTheFuture

However you say it, it probably literally translates to "mace's head".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/voidIndigo
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Or "mace's head you can eat"! ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Splendici
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For Klingons, I imagine that that's the same thing

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cnano98
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According to Bing and a few other translators it doesn't have a translation (they just say pineapple)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FredCapp
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Sur la viki-paĝo https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananaso ni vidas, maldekstre, listo da lingvoj. Ĉiu estas skribaĵo pri ananaso kaj vi povas legi la nomon en pli ol 70 lingvoj (se eblas, ke vi legas la literojn)

Ankaŭ, jen la viki-paĝo pri anasoj: https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaso

Amuzu sin!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtokes
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What's interesting is that in English, we also started off using "ananas" more than pineapple too, in 1700s, though pineapple quickly overtook in usage. Here's a link to a graph that shows its usage which you might find interesting:

EDIT: I can't seem to be able to link the graph. If you search the internet for "google ngram viewer" and then search within that for "ananas, pineapple", then you should be able to see the graph (you may need to adjust the dates it's between to see the usage of "ananas", though)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kookie2014

Strange, very strange word "pineapple" considering they don't even grow on trees.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cvictoria42

It's cause they look kinda like pinecones, which was the original meaning of "pineapple". "Apple" used to be used as a generic word for "fruit" (same thing in French - which is why potatoes are "pomme de terre")

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monnef
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Czech translation: ananas ;-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ataque77
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I never heard about calling pineapples 'ananás' in spanish ,'piñas' is more common

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vtopphol
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Mananasi in Kiswahili.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dejo
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Certainly looks curious. Duck (anaso) comes from Latin "anas" while pineapples comes from a Peruvian indigenous language "nanas". Btw most names of animals and plants come from Latin except for a few domesticated animals or pets like "kato, hundo" etc.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtokes
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Are you sure it's Latin "anas" and not Latin "anasa" or something like that? I'm learning Latin at school and have yet to come across a noun whose nominative ending (the one people normally use when referring to the noun) ends in "as". All I can think of is the plural accusative form of the first declension nouns, but that would be a rather odd way to refer to a noun.

EDIT: I looked up a declension table, and sure enough the only mention of as "as" ending is the plural first declension accusative. I'll ask my Latin teacher when I next have a lesson (which is unfortunately in a few weeks now) and see what he says.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidLillo2

Third declention nouns often end in 's'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtokes
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That's true, yeah. I didn't think of that. Perhaps it's right.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blessedwhitney

"ananason" for me is like when a kid tries to spell banana. Banananana nana na. I just don't know where it ends.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NaamaYM

"Nanny Ogg knew how to spell 'banana' but didn't know how to stop". (Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FredCapp
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Just read that last night. I was going to quote it here, but you beat me to it. ;D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChYrantha
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Only two letters away from canibalism.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

That's a very good sentence to include since duck and pineapple are so similar in Esperanto.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanda230498

I almost put in "The pineapple eats the duck" ... XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Renstro
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Bonŝanca anaso, a mi la ananaso estas tre bongusta.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andy474419
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why do we need n in front of ananason?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cvictoria42

Do you mean at the end? It's because it's the object of the verb. It's what's being eaten.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idiomas-isaac

Na na na na na na

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarbonScythe

I've been thinking about this for a while and I'm actually glad that they acknowledge that the esperanto word for duck is to similar to the word for pineapple x) In swedish they're called Anka and ananas

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.elfin.
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Duck and pineapple are... just... too.... similar.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vkfd213

ananananananananananananananananananananananananananananananaso

1 year ago
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