Paul reacted after witnessing living colony for shrunken people not protected against insects and birds:

Paul: What, and there's no net? No walls?

Jorgen: No, we've been lucky. We are too close to the sea for the mosquitoes. And over the years we realized that the birds, they prefer the lemmings.

What does it mean, "for the mosquitoes"?

I find this line from Downsizing 2018 movie.

  • All the words in that sentence have their normal meaning. What is it about that sentence that is hard to understand?
    – James K
    Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 8:47
  • I edited the question.
    – David Lowe
    Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 8:51
  • Do you know what "mosquitoes" are? Little flies that bite people.
    – James K
    Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 9:36

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They are close to the sea, so they don't have to worry about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes don't live near the sea.

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