@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.
what? all i got from these comments in italian was a monkey is smart and adventure.
I agree with you. Funny sentences make us remember the words and phrases!
Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius. Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius. Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius. oh, Dr. Zaius.
Very interesting discussions. And I do learn something from most of them. I enjoy all of them.
In Italian, "scimmia" means specifically "monkey". In English, "simian" means "higher order primate". Just because there's overlap does not mean they're synonymous.
awww c'mon... let me joke about this like Duolingo usually do with us hahaha
LE SINGE EST SUR LA BRANCHE ET IL LIT UN JOURNAL.
I hope someone else heard echoes of Mr. Izzard here as well.
Nice french... but, i hate to admit it, hope im not ruining the humor here... but you are not the president of Burundi XD
And he's not a monkey, he's an ape. It's safer to remember that. Orangutans can get testy.
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!
"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.
They're just making a reference to the "infinite monkey theorem".
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.
Well, I didn't notice any issues with the pronunciation of "legge" but "la scimmia" sounds something like "la scimga".
Is it correct to write "la scimia" (femenine) and "il scimio" (masculine)? Or is there no differentiation in Italian?
"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.
Thank you! I was about to ask the same thing but (ctrl + f) led me to your comment.
Is there anybody helps me with the pronuciation of "scimmia"? thank you!
Interesting sentence, but it just about the grammar and vocabulary... not if it makes sense contextually.
Reminds me of: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708699/quotes#qt0403691
Q: Oh, very clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?
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.
Why do I keep messing this one up? You would think i would remember a monkey reading a book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've heard good things about Pimsleur, but I don't have the money to spend on things like that.
There is no time to say anything, it just says its correct whatever I say
In a book by Terry Pratchett there was a monkey who happened to be the librarian (:
OOK! The Librarian is an orangutan, and he doesn't take very kindly to being called a monkey.