"La scimmia legge un libro."

Translation:The monkey reads a book.

December 31, 2012

166 Comments


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

wat

January 2, 2013

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

Dogs can read, too. http://goo.gl/Hta0Z

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaShe20
<pre> I was like, did i forget what this means. </pre>
April 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaShe20

IDK what that "pre" thing is, i didn't put it there

April 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeffrey90009

That's a html tag aka website code.

August 21, 2018

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

Hahahah

November 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

Let me guess, the book was written by Darwin?

April 7, 2019

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

Of course...kkkk

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bittencourt.T

Gli animale non sanno leggere..

August 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Forse non nella realtà, ma forse nella fantasia?

August 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnMikeP.Piccin

Say what now

March 23, 2016

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

It does so much better than the illiterate turtle from the previous sentence

April 5, 2019

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

E i maiali in parlamento

December 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaSnyder0

molto divertente

October 9, 2016

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

And elephants can paint!

February 24, 2015

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

???

April 17, 2017

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

Oh God!!!kkkk

May 7, 2019

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

While holding the book upside down, of course. He's THAT talented

September 4, 2015

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

Surely the Librarian (cf. Terry Pratchett)

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pink.Strawberry

Wow, really?

May 17, 2017

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

It was my same exact reaction, hahaha

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nkwk88

A 3-word comment got 600+ upvotes. Good job.

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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It's only one word.

September 24, 2017

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

Now it's all complete. Do cows fly in Italy? Hahaha!!!

May 7, 2019

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

The little Prince???

May 15, 2019

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

Quella scimmia é molto intelligente!

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Cuale libro legge?

March 7, 2013

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

"Quale" ;)

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Grazie. Forse "Gli aventure dal dottore Doolitle?"

March 21, 2013

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

Forse, il pianeta delle scimmie.

May 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rewm
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@MochidoesItalian - Translation:

  • This monkey is very intelligent
  • Wat book does it read?
  • "What" ;)
  • Thanks. Maybe "The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle"?
  • Maybe, the Planet of Apes.
December 25, 2013

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

what? all i got from these comments in italian was a monkey is smart and adventure.

November 6, 2013

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

Elena18: "Curious George" for certain.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Euhan1

Or the sequel: "Bicurious George"...

April 12, 2017

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

i love curious george

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elissaf1

Curioso Giorgio.

May 26, 2016

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

Hahahahahahaha :)

October 27, 2013

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

The little Prince...

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin135869

La scimmia legge "La lingua italiana per stranieri - corso elementare".

June 5, 2019

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

Yes they are, intellegent.

March 27, 2015

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

Mojo Jojo!!

February 21, 2013

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

YESSSSSS! Here. A lingot for you! :3

October 27, 2014

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

How generous of you! Here, take a lingot =D

November 4, 2014

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

Grazie! <3

November 5, 2014

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

Humor is good for learning. Keep it up!

July 18, 2013

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

I agree with you. Funny sentences make us remember the words and phrases!

September 21, 2013

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

Perfect.

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wildflamer17

Randall Munroe is amazing :D xkcd

March 27, 2017

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

must be the librarian. But he reaallly dislikes being called monkey...

September 25, 2013

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

Good one! Have a banana.

April 15, 2014

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

You get like 3 Lingots for this.

May 19, 2015

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

And two bananas... kkkkkkkk

May 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AJD88

HAHAHAHAHA!

March 17, 2014

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

In the Portuguese course, it has bees writing books and ants reading.

February 21, 2014

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

I need to visit a Portuguese zoo!

February 15, 2016

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

Hey...in Brasil, an ANT is president...

May 7, 2019

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

Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius. Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius. Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius. oh, Dr. Zaius.

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trop232

Dr. Zaius,Dr. Zaius

June 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/onawa1821

I'm feeling a little left out on this joke, so who is Dr. Zaius??

August 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Character from Planet of the Apes (which was a book before it was a movie).
http://planetoftheapes.wikia.com/wiki/Zaius_(APJ)

August 18, 2016

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

Extreeeemely late to the party here, but Rae.F is only partially right. To be more precise it's a reference to a song from a Planet of the Apes musical in an episode of The Simpsons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2E1m90YSpA

April 29, 2018

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

Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius who cares Dr. Zaius

May 12, 2016

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

Very interesting discussions. And I do learn something from most of them. I enjoy all of them.

May 23, 2013

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

same here

February 7, 2015

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

Same...

May 7, 2019

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

La scimmia è MOLTO intelligente. :)

March 18, 2013

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

Sì... la scimmia è molto intelligente... :D

April 13, 2016

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

Rise of the Planet of the Apes! It begins!

November 15, 2014

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

ok!

La scimmia legge un libro? Io non sono un scimmia

April 30, 2013

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

tu sei una persona

November 6, 2013

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

ahem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simian

first paragraph

flies away

February 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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In Italian, "scimmia" means specifically "monkey". In English, "simian" means "higher order primate". Just because there's overlap does not mean they're synonymous.

February 27, 2015

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

awww c'mon... let me joke about this like Duolingo usually do with us hahaha

February 27, 2015

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

LE SINGE EST SUR LA BRANCHE ET IL LIT UN JOURNAL.

I hope someone else heard echoes of Mr. Izzard here as well.

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/monica11291

Je suis le président du Burundi!

October 22, 2015

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

Nice french... but, i hate to admit it, hope im not ruining the humor here... but you are not the president of Burundi XD

April 13, 2016

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

Since when can monkeys read books??

February 12, 2013

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

Since the great Terry, rest his soul.

March 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

He's not dead yet!

April 23, 2014

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

And he's not a monkey, he's an ape. It's safer to remember that. Orangutans can get testy.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

Ook!

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samboli1950

Cheeky monkeys are all using Kindles these days

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zacha_9990

voi siete le scimmie. #justKidding

March 10, 2014

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

"hey hey siamo le scimmieeeeee"

September 12, 2017

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

it is said that if you give a monkey a typewriter and enough paper, it will produce one of shakespears books. I wonder if this monkey is doing the proof reading!

February 20, 2014

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

Well it's better than smoking...!

May 25, 2014

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

It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times? You stupid monkey!

May 27, 2014

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

La scimmia legge un libro?!? Io sono non una scimmia!

(How'd I do?)

April 29, 2013

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

You should switch the "sono" and "non" but other than that it's perfect.

April 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanG6

"102 comments" -- yes, I saw that one coming from a mile away. With a sentence like this, you have to read the comments to see how creative people got.

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dlung1

Funny, in the Portuguese course, the turtles did the reading. Different cultures.

December 15, 2015

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

ooh, now I see why the turtle does not read, the monkey has the book. This is exciting.

March 20, 2016

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

Give that monkey a lingot

May 9, 2016

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

This sentence is hilarious .. lol

March 6, 2014

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

The Jungle Book?

July 14, 2014

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

IT HAS BEGUN!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

February 26, 2015

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

I just came here to read the comments. ahahaha

July 13, 2015

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

Yep, same. XD

April 13, 2016

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

Me too... kkkkkkkk

May 7, 2019

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

e con gli occhiali hahaha

November 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/murcat1

But, can an infinite number write one?

January 31, 2016

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

murcat1: i don't understand your question. Would you clarify.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

They're just making a reference to the "infinite monkey theorem".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KPrest69

One smart ass monkey

July 4, 2017

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

When my classmate reads.

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chale261182

La scimmia : the "female" monkey. Where is the male monkey?:)

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

It doesn't work that way. Grammatical gender is 99.9% arbitrary and mostly has nothing to do with biological sex. It's just a category label. Only humans, common pets, and common farm animals have masculine and feminine forms. All other animals have one grammatical gender for the whole species.

June 16, 2018

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

Fantastic!!! Thanks.

May 7, 2019

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

What's wrong with The monkey is reading a book.? DL dings it.

September 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estrangeiro77

Well, I didn't notice any issues with the pronunciation of "legge" but "la scimmia" sounds something like "la scimga".

January 8, 2013

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

Scimmia is for female. But what's for the male?

December 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellieb09

There is no masculine form of the word.

December 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kirza.sanc

Is it correct to write "la scimia" (femenine) and "il scimio" (masculine)? Or is there no differentiation in Italian?

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

"la scimia" (like "la tigre") is one of those exceptions where the entire species is grammatically feminine, regardless of the sex of the actual animal in question.

August 19, 2014

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

Thank you! I was about to ask the same thing but (ctrl + f) led me to your comment.

November 4, 2014

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

I want a monkey!

February 13, 2014

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

"Ook..." says the Librarian in the Discworld series.

June 9, 2014

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

Is there anybody helps me with the pronuciation of "scimmia"? thank you!

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

sheem-mya

August 4, 2014

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

Interesting sentence, but it just about the grammar and vocabulary... not if it makes sense contextually.

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chacham2

Reminds me of: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708699/quotes#qt0403691

Q: Oh, very clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HarryFlami1

thats some planet of the apes ❤❤❤❤

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucaD.C.

.... just accept it, mate

March 5, 2015

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

Monkey see monkey do

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chacham2

Or in our case, Monkey see, monkey read.

The continuation, "monkey understand, monkey become smart, monkey organize, monkey take over Earth," will likely be the tagline for Duolingo the Movie: La Scimmia.

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/umed.1996

The dog is the teacher

July 23, 2015

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

The dogs teach monkeys at obedience school :D :D :D

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CheyenneMi16

Why do I keep messing this one up? You would think i would remember a monkey reading a book.

March 28, 2016

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

if monkeys can read horses can read!!

May 12, 2016

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

I love it when I translate an absurd sentence then look down to see hundreds of comments and realise we share similar boat, great banter.

June 21, 2016

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

I read this one and had to see what people said...

May 31, 2017

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

I am still confused with this gender flip on certain animal species....

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

Grammatical gender has almost nothing to do with biological sex. "Masculine" and "feminine" are just category labels.

Some animals (mostly the familiar ones we keep as pets or find useful on a farm) can be masculine or feminine according to their actual biological sex. But most animals are just grammatically one gender, regardless of their biological sex.

June 28, 2017

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

Yes! Just like in Portuguese, but some of this grammatical genders are switched from masculine to feminine and vice versa between those languages. This is confusing sometimes.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

I can understand how it can be a little confusing when something doesn't go quite the way you expect it. There really isn't much for it except rote memorization, maybe memory aides if you can find any.

June 28, 2017

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

Rae.F: If you want to get away from rote memorization, try Pimsleur to help develop listening comprehension and oral skills. It won't help with fill in the blank or multiple choice tests, but it'll help develop a definite facility with the language. Rae: Used versions cheap available on ebay: CD, mp3, even i-tunes. One of the best programs out there.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

I've heard good things about Pimsleur, but I don't have the money to spend on things like that.

June 29, 2017

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

How can a monkey read?

July 11, 2017

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

Duolingo has been watching some Planet of the Apes haha.

July 12, 2017

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

Only in the movie, Planet of the Apes, perhaps.

July 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yashi583098

Is it even possible

July 25, 2017

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

猴子说话啦

August 5, 2017

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

Planet of the apes?

August 15, 2017

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

It is impossible, according to the scientist's experiment researchs.

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnorMurp5

Well this is impressive

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Witchita1998

There is no time to say anything, it just says its correct whatever I say

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

You should flag it when it does that.

September 4, 2017

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

What's next, the monkey uses a typewriter?

September 6, 2017

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

Wait.. what??

September 12, 2017

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

In a book by Terry Pratchett there was a monkey who happened to be the librarian (:

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 1999

OOK! The Librarian is an orangutan, and he doesn't take very kindly to being called a monkey.

October 11, 2017

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

monkeys will defeat us

October 31, 2017

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

Smart monkey

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Libertalia-

That sounds like some of the kids in my school

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZeroGravity416

Curioso Giorgio?

February 4, 2018

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

what is the books subject?

March 27, 2018

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

Che cazzo?! Questa è una scimmia molto intelligente :D

May 11, 2018

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

Però la canzone di occidentali karma dice che "la scimmia nuda balla " :p

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patty13647

And people commented on a whale who drinks water?

January 9, 2019

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

but i thought the butterflys read books

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyara640758

Must be talking about me

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sebastian00815

ape should be correct too

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cam519301

The compleye works of Shakespeare?

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cynkk_7
<h1>me at the school</h1>
July 26, 2019
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