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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.

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New on the Menu: Pungent Shrimp!

Posted on May 29, 2015

Pungent Shellfish: Cuba’s new specialty. This was the menu for our “fancy” dinner on our honeymoon in Havana, Cuba in April. I rarely point out translation errors to restaurant staff, but this one was serious enough I decided to point it out. But they didn’t seem to care. Perhaps they didn’t grasp the meaning their bad translation was conveying.

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