Back by popular demand (not really, I just love doing these!) – the next edition of Hilarious Duolingo Phrases!

This week, we’re diving into the world of different languages.

I’m a Duolingo addict. I’m currently ‘learning’ 6 different languages, 3 of them on a regular basis.

So I thought it would be fun to ask my Instagram community if they had come across any other funny ones.

Here are the results!

German

Let’s begin with the language I know best – German.

Mögen Sie Musik, oder Jazz?
Do you like music or Jazz?

silhouette of a man playing saxophone during sunset
Photo by Victor Freitas on Pexels.com

Because everyone knows Jazz isn’t real music.

What’s the difference between a rock guitarist and a jazz guitarist? A rock guitarist plays 3 chords for 10,000 people. A jazz guitarist plays 10,000 chords for 3 people.

Hilfe, ich werde gegessen!
Help, I am being eaten!

If you have read my previous posts on this subject, you’ll know I fully buy into the conspiracy theory that Duolingo is a serial killer.

This adds to that theory.

Die dicken Kinder essen Pizza.
The fat children eat Pizza.

Nope. Not standing for this one.

  1. We don’t body shame here, Duo.
  2. Pizza is delicious, why would you judge anyone for eating pizza?

Die Augen brennen.
The eyes are burning.

French

Vous prenez des Bières pour le petit-déjeuner.
You have beers for breakfast

Who’s to judge during these *unprecedented* times?

Il voit son verre vide et il devient triste.
He sees his empty glass and becomes sad.

Seriously though, has anyone checked on the French? I’m worried about the amount of alcohol related content featured in their Duolingo course…

Norwegian

Jeg er osten.
I am the cheese.

Correct. I am THE cheese.

Jeg ser etter en jente med jobb og bil.
I am looking for a girl with a job and a car.

Hold up, I thought Norway was supposed to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world?

Get your own job and car ya freeloading owl!

Jeg spiser brød og gråt på gulvet.
I am eating bread and crying on the floor.

The perfect 2020 phrase. So 2020, in fact, that Duolingo made it into a limited edition Tote bag.

Photo source: Duolingo Twitter profile

Dutch

Wat doet jouw stiefmoeder met de appel?
What does your step-mother do with the apple?

I’ve seen enough Disney movies to know exactly what she’s doing with the apple.

De kale man houdt von haar.
The bald man loves hair.

Duo is out here throwing shade at anyone and everyone right now.

Welsh

Mae Dylan wedi colli ei enaid e.
Dylan has lost his soul.

Haven’t we all in 2021?

Dw i draig.
I am a dragon.

Ah yes, the first words out of every Welsh mouth.

Mae clwb nos owen yn gwerthu pannas.
Owen’s nightclub is selling parsnips.

There is a surprising amount of parsnip content in the Duolingo Welsh course…

Wales is a land famous for it’s love of leeks, but parsnips? Not so sure.


I hope you enjoyed this edition of Hilarious Duolingo Phrases.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve learned any funny or strange phrases!

Photo source: Duolingo

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