The Glossophile

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Weird Duolingo phrases for the win

Posted on October 19, 2016

This post won’t teach you anything, but I hope it makes you laugh a bit!

You don’t have to go far in the language learning community for people to make fun of some of the phrases the popular site Duolingo uses in its exercises. But today a friend tipped me off to a Tubmlr site dedicated specifically to this phenomenon: Weird Duolingo Phrases.

A few of my favorites:

You are a student, you cannot sleep.

You are a student, you cannot sleep.

Are those kindergarten teachers flying back into the forest?

Are those kindergarten teachers flying back into the forest?

The conversation took a new turn when I confessed to the murder.

The conversation took a new turn when I confessed to the murder.

He is in a relationship with a scale.

He is in a relationship with a scale.

The lemon showed no fear.

The lemon showed no fear.

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