"Mangio a mezzogiorno."

Translation:I eat at noon.

January 8, 2013



Which is it that it doesn't accept what I say, no matter how I say it. I even had an Italian say mezzogiorno and it didn't accept it.

February 3, 2016


And because the mobile version doesn't give you another exercise, you get stuck because it only reviews the ones you got incorrect. (This is referring to the "speak the sentence" exercise.) I have the same problem. Reported Feb 19, 2016)

February 19, 2016


And as a follow-up, I cranked my speaker all the way up, tapped the speak icon, then played the computerized Italian sentence. It didn't work, either, although it recognized the "Mangio a" portion :)

February 19, 2016


So how can we move on with the lessons?I have the same problem and I'm stuck at mezzogiorno!!

March 20, 2016


A thought I had afterward might be to turn off the microphone temporarily so the system is forced to give you a different exercise.

March 20, 2016


Oh wow.. This is still an issue 3 years later! I am reporting Mar2019

March 7, 2019


Try turning off the microphone or pronunciation exercises until you get past this exercise. If the mobile app, you do that through your profile. In a browser, look at your settings.

March 20, 2016


Thanks a lot for your help,it worked!!

March 20, 2016


Mezzogiorno: also the traditional name for southern Italy!

June 15, 2014


Interesting. Why is that exactly?

January 3, 2016


Italians use time of day as an indication of compass direction. Think about sundial shadow direction:

  • mezzogiorno = midday, south
  • mezzanotte = midnight, north
January 28, 2016


That's a lovely explanation, even if physically wrong:
• No Sundial at midnight.
• At noon, the sundial points (in Europe) to the north...
• Italian pilots, like the rest of NATO, use time of day to indicate direction. Noon (12 o'clock) is used to refer to either "straight ahead" or north (map's 12).
6 o'clock is used when referring to the opposite direction (one's back) or to the south (map's 6).

Maybe you meant that at noon the sun is to the south of the dial?

April 15, 2019


I eat at midday should be okay as well.

January 8, 2013


It's accepted now.

August 19, 2013


Free lingots for all. :D

March 17, 2014


Can I have fries with that?

March 17, 2014


I can't give fries on duolingo but otherwise i would give you some

March 18, 2014


Have a lingot for your philanthropy!

October 27, 2014


Mangio a mezzogiorno doesn't work

February 25, 2016


Seriously Duolingo please fix this mezzogiorno business!

June 3, 2016


Why not "al" mezzogiorno?

September 10, 2014


I am not completely sure, but I think it is because you in general don't use the definite article 'the' with the noun 'noon', it is just 'noon' and not 'the noon'.

when using 'al mezzogiorno'' you are saying 'at the noon' - 'al' meaning 'at the' for a singular male noun (which 'mezzagiorno' correctly is), however it is not correct English to say 'I eat at the noon'.

If I am incorrect, please correct me.

September 12, 2014


Same problem as previously reported- "mezzogiorno" does not register on the microphobe exercise and you cant move past it to complete the unit- June 10th 2016

June 10, 2016


In the previous example there was: "I drink coffee in the morning" and i wrote "Bevo caffè a mattina" but it was not accepted and it wrote it should be either "la mattina" or " alla matina", but now for the noon it can be only "a". Why?

October 4, 2015


One more hypothesis to try. I haven't had this exercise for microphone in a while, but I came across a similar one in another exercise, and a user had given a solution that worked there.

Try saying "mezzanotte" instead of "mezzogiorno." I hope this works. Thumb me up if it works, down if it doesn't. If I come across this exercise, I will comment on this thread again.

June 18, 2016


Over a year later, it still works. If you get this as a "repeat what you hear" exercise, in order to advance, just say "Mangio a mezzanotte". It just worked for me again.

September 3, 2017


2019.01.11 The microphone "mezzogiorno" is still broken, but I'll try your recommendation next time.

January 11, 2019


Actually its "IO MANGIO A MEZZOGIORNO". I can say that because I AM Italian... I know what you are thinking: "If you are Italian how come are you doing this course?"... If that is what you are thinking my aunser is his: "Cose I' m CRAZY!!

June 17, 2017


sono pazza!

July 30, 2017


This 'mezzogiorno' is disaster

May 1, 2016


Reported too!

June 17, 2016


No matter what way its said still won't accept

June 30, 2016


I like how some Italian words are huge but the English versions are tiny. Difficulty level 9001. Btw im 11 bigger words are harder for me

October 25, 2016


Out of curiosity : could it means also "I eat a noon. " ? And if not, how would I say that?

May 23, 2017


I believe that would be "Mangio un mezzogiorno" if such a thing could happen. :)

May 27, 2017


Broken lesson.

November 27, 2017



July 17, 2018


The app is flawed. Mezzogiorno ...

February 27, 2019


It doesn' t accept the word 'mezzogiorno.

May 12, 2019
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