"Prendiamo la carne di manzo."

Translation:We get beef.

January 9, 2013



is there a difference between "il manzo" and "la carne di manzo"?

January 9, 2013


I'll bet the percentage of people missing this the first time around is about 90% or higher. Needs an asterick or something by it to let you know the literal translation will be wrong.

April 29, 2013


It seems unnecessary to say meat of beef, when you can just say meat or beef.

January 20, 2013


I agree with you "prendiamo il manzo"

April 17, 2014


In Spanish we say

Carne de pollo = meat of chicken

Carne de puerco = meat of pig

and so on... Its the same in Italian by the looks of it.

April 9, 2019


I thought the verb prendere was often used like "take" with food, e.g. I'll take a coffee" - prendo un caffe. So why can't this sentence be translated as "We eat/take beef"?

April 8, 2013


i agree this sentence is really nonsensical in English. should this translate as - we take the beef or, we take the meat? The word meat seems redundant along with the word beef.

January 31, 2014


I understand that the literal translation is in the simple present- however, could you use this in the same way that we would say in English (while in a restaurant) "We'll take the beef"? "Prendiamo il manzo"?

March 17, 2013


We can use present for the next future, like "I'm going to do..."

Then, it's fine.

March 17, 2013


That is a really stupid sentence in English.

May 27, 2013


Why isn't it the meat of the beef??

March 24, 2014


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January 25, 2013


Couldn't "prendiamo" mean "we bring" in this instance?

May 27, 2013


Can prendere mean to have as in I'm having beef for dinner ?

July 22, 2013


This is not a good translation. It would be better to say "we'll have beef" as in ordering in a restaurant.

April 5, 2014


Getting the "meat of beef" sure sounds... uh... strangely poetic?

May 21, 2014


This literally mean WE TAKE THE MEAT OF THE BEEF. Clearly that is nonsensical -- how are we suppose to know that it simply means WE GET BEEF?

November 13, 2018
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