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"Arrivo nona."

Translation:I come in ninth.

November 28, 2013



Get this: I thought she said "Arrivo, Nonna". ie " I am coming, grandmother". Funny stuff.


In the listening exercise, the speaker clearly pronounces 'nonna' and not 'nona'!


Whats the difference in pronomjnciation?


Here is a site where you can hear pronounced 'nono' and 'nonno' which are the masculine versions of, respectively, 'nona' and 'nonna': http://www.vocabolaudio.com/it and here is a site where you can read about this phenomenon: http://italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa082703a.htm

Shortly, a doubled consonant is pronounced twice and that shortens the preceding vowel. For example, /fato/ [ˈfaː.to] ~ /fatto/ [ˈfat.to] (first one means "fate, destiny" and the second means "fact").


Yes! This is something singers know all too well. I can't tell you how many times I got lectured because my double consonants weren't "doubled enough"


Well, I disagree. As native Spanish speakers, we understand very easily the double consonants in Italian. Since this is something that comes from Latin (the language that gave birth to both Spanish and Italian). I can hear nona insted of nonna. The word "nonna" when pronounced, is separated into two syllables "non-na" making the bowel "o" a bit longer, which is not the case here.


Funny. I thought exactly the same thing. Then when I got it wrong, I thought, "D'oh! NUMBERS!" Context is everything.


"I come in ninth" is not a sentence I have ever heard used in English.


I'm a native English speaker and 'I come in ninth' is said.


What does the sentence mean, Cheryl793555?


It would be something you'd say if you finished ninth place in a race.


Not in present tense. That is wrong. I CAME in ninth works. I come in ninth is wrong, in English anyway. But Italian leaves things in present tense a lot.


It could work in English, But only in the few cases where the simple present is used, For example the Habitual ("I come in ninth every time"), Or when telling a story. ("So I enter the race, And I come in ninth, And I think "That's pretty good, But I can do better", So I get more practice, And I enter again, And this time I come in fifth!")


It is gramatically correct. I think the point others are making is it appears most uncommon. A will or did or coming or came is more common. The arguement people are trying to communicate is when learning a language please use common terminology. It's difficult enough thinking in terms of common terms.


No it isn't. Because no you haven't. We might say that sentence in past tense to say where we came in a race. But not in present tense. That doesn't work.


It's an unlikely sentence, yes. But then I'm sure that there's many possible correct English sentences that you haven't heard


Would "Arrivo nono" make sense if the speaker is a male?


Also, come is present tense implying fore knowledge of the event. Came would be proper english unless the race is fixed


Yes mowog, in sentences of this sort I nearly always make the mistake of putting it in the past (I came ninth) because it's almost meaningless otherwise.


I tried "I finish ninth" as the English translation, which was not accepted. Isn't that the same as "I come in ninth" as in a race?


But it may not be a race. Without context we don't know. It could be instructions for a performance in which you are the ninth to come on stage.


"I arrive in the ninth" should be accepted. It's live "eu cheguei em nono" in Portuguese.


"I arrive in the ninth" means something different, and would be "Arrivo nella nona" in Italian (though it wouldn't make much sense unless the implied object were known). In English, at least American English, it would mean that you got to the baseball game in the ninth inning. Kind of a specialized usage, certainly not what the original Italian is likely to mean.

BTW, congrats on your streak. 418 -- wow. You must have a boatload of lingots.


I arrive in ninth?! Ninth what?


WHy is it nona not nono, and why whould I know that?


It just means that the speaker is female because ordinal numbers agree with the subject in Italian.


I had "I come in 9th," which is correct.


Also, why " i finish ninth" is nit right? I think it can have the same meaning.


It didn't accept "9th".


I arrive ninth.


I just wrote "I come ninth" june 2020,


Seems to me that "arrivo nono" should be correct also. There is no way to tell the gender of the speaker, so it seem default to masculine would be correct.


i only heard non


Elsewhere, "ninth" is translated as "le nona". Why no article here?


"Il nono" or "la [not le] nona" means "the ninth", as in "the ninth time" (la nona volta). But if you want to say "the child is ninth", you don't use the article, either in English or in Italian (il bambino è nono).


What about this: I am ninth


Tut mir leid...ich finde die englische übersetzung falsch.


Auf dem Grund der Bemerkungen sind Sie nicht der Einzige.


In the actual exercise DL said the correct translation is "I'm arriving in ninth"; that is NOT a normal English translation. Here in the discussion thread they say it's "I come in ninth"; that I could sort of understand (although "I came in ninth" would be more typical, indicating order of finish), but NOWHERE did the dictionary hints suggest that "arrive" could be translated as "come in".


Why not "i arrived ninth"?


Or "i arrived in ninth"


How is "I came ninth" wrong? In English we would never say "I come in ninth"


What meaning does this have ?i thought it would be "i come on the ninth" how would fou say this in Italian ?


English meaning is not understandeble


the english translation should be 'I arrive ninth' and not 'in ninth'


Unless you're going to the bar in which case it HAS to be LA nona!!! Crazy!


Stupid audio, DL!!


"I come nine" hard to guess, I come at nine, make sense. Like to make it complicated!


how does Arrivo translate to "come in"?


Those who finish a race "come in" at whatever position they finish: The first to arrive at the finish line "comes in" first, the second "comes in" second, etc.

In Italian, race participants don't "come in", they "arrive". So to translate the English sentence "I come in ninth", you would say Arrivo nono.


I came in ninth. Duolingo needs to start forming coherent sentences. Last time I checked, we no longer speak like Neanderthals.


"I came in ninth" would be "Sono arrivata nona." Different tense.


Irregardless, Duolingo still needs to make it their business to formulate grammatical tenses that are preaches literacy.


Let's get the idiomatic English correct please. I understand that this is heavily slanted towards American "English", but in Great Britain one does not say " I come ninth", the grammatically correct way to say this is "I CAME ninth". Stop marking this translation as incorrect as it is not.


This has nothing to do with American vs. British dialects. The sentence is rather artificial, in Italian as well as English. Consider a runner about to cross the finish line who is talking on her iPhone with her husband. He asks how she's going to finish, and she says, "Right now, I'm coming in ninth." Perfectly valid English, idiomatic or otherwise. Just a rather unusual and specialized thing to say.


"I came in 9th" is the only correct American English phrase. The event takes place in the past, hence "came in", not "come in". (PS: I was born in the USA and have lived here for 72 years)


Where does it say the event took place in the past?


It wouldn't be known until the contest/race/etc. who's in which place. I think we're talking general everyday conversation here. Because, I suppose, you could be an actor, e.g., describing his/her entrance on stage - "I come in 9th", but it's a bit of a stretch.


It is a stretch, you're right. Also in Italian it is an unlikely sentence.


Wen recounting an event it is very common to use the present tense to make the action more immediate. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/present-verb-forms-referring-to-the-past


I come at nine... Not in


Doesn't sound right.


I'm coming for the ninth time. O.O

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