https://www.duolingo.com/Hillaria

"Lavoro sulla cucina."

January 3, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Koolkaren

In English, I am working 'on' any room means that you are renovating or redecorating, never just doing what you would usually do, such as cooking in the kitchen. That meaning would always use 'in'. I realize that this is probably tricky as far as translation goes, as the Italian word 'sul', as I understand it, means 'on', not 'in'. Could this Italian sentence mean both of those things, cooking and renovating, or does it only mean to work 'in' the kitchen?

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hillaria

This is a strange sentence. Is is supposed to mean I work in the kitchen?

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/styxenthusiast

Maybe I'm adding a stove? working on the kitchen?

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/guiletheavenger

It also takes "in", but yeah, "on" is odd in this situation.

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Barbiequed

i agree - its a bit confusing

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris123456

This is confusing to the point of irritation! The correct answers appear to be both "I work on the kitchen" and "I work in the kitchen" as both of these are accepted and Duolingo Italian is now out of Beta. I prefer to keep my already prepositionally-challenged brain to thinking of "in" meaning, amongst other things, where someone is (apart from towns), and "su" meaning on. So, "I work on the kitchen" seems to make more sense in translation, even if most of us will have better things to do than mess about with kitchen installations, decorations, etc.

March 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duracel84

I believe it should say "IN" the kitchen

May 3, 2013
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