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"Mi gioia sapere che qualcuno si ricordi di me."

Translation:It gives me joy to know that somebody remembers me.

January 6, 2014



Can "Mi dà gioia sapere" mean "I am glad to know"?

March 15, 2014


I tried "It gladdens me...", but it was refused. Still, the suggested "It pleases me..." is a more imperfect translation, as this should instead translate "Mi piace...", in the literal sense of the Italian expression

March 21, 2018


Is "I am happy to know that somebody remembers me" totally wrong?

January 6, 2014


It's correct, but DL wants a literal translation. Bad luck!

January 15, 2014


I really don't understand when the third person singular gets an s and when it doesn't in this exercises. I often guess the wrong one. Can somebody explain please? Thanks

May 10, 2014

  • The conjugation of the 3rd person singular of the present tense of the subjunctive mood in English has no "s". Note that the subjunctive mood is not usual in English nowadays, especially in the spoken language and in the US. Reference: https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/subjunctive.htm .
  • The Italian subjunctive mood is used in many cases where the English subjunctive is not.

That's why sometimes you have seen an S and sometimes not in these exercises on the Italian subjunctive mood.

It seems that Duolingo changed its mind and has replaced the subjunctive conjugation with the more usual alternative construction which uses the infinitive in the main translation of most of these sentences in the last few years.

September 25, 2019


It gives me joy to know that someone remembers me. Marked Wrong!!

March 24, 2019


I thought si ricordare is remind and ricordare is remember.

May 22, 2019


Why not "it gives me pleasure to know etc"

May 20, 2014


No! It does not give me 'gladness' it gives me pleasure.

October 30, 2014


I have thought the 'mi' and 'me' in Italian were pronounced the same as in Spanish. However, until this exercise that has not been so. Until this exercise, they have both been pronounced as 'me' in English. This has been very confusing. Can anyone please clear this up for me?

October 6, 2015


Agree with moi_magnus ."It gives me joy" sounds both old-fashioned and pompous .

March 11, 2017


What about it makes me happy to know...?

September 13, 2018


"I am delighted to know" (rejected) would be a legitimate and more idiomatic translation

December 23, 2018


How does this sound for an English speaking person: It gives me pleasure knowing that... ?

March 1, 2019
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