"Do fish and red wine go well together?"
Translation:Il pesce e il vino rosso vanno bene insieme?
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It's a common myth that if you are having fish then you should have white wine. You'll rarely hear a wine expert say "white meat, white wine".
Fish dishes come in plenty of flavours depending upon the fish (or seafood), how it's cooked and the other ingredients. There are plenty of red wines that go just fine with them.
A quote from the above reference: "I don't agree with the frequent use of connecting forms ad and ed or even od before a vowel. Current recommendations from publishers say that we can use them only between the SAME vowels (ad Ancona, ed ecco) but NEVER ed io, or od anche. The only exception seems to be ad esempio."
The above answer by Isapaola, Senior Member, and from Italy, agrees with what my Italian tutor told me . . . and he was a linguistics major.
However, he acknowledged that even many native Italians aren't sure of the rule and use ad and ed in front of other vowels than those that are recommended (just as very few Americans use the word whom correctly).
For "go well together" DL gives as its first help: stanno bene insieme and so I used exactly that phrase instead of vanno which was my first thought and had it marked incorrect. This is exasperating. Why does DL provide vocabulary help that when used is judged to be incorrect?
I think that both of "vanno bene" and "stanno bene" should be acceptable! : Example : " Grazie a Dio ho un paio di jeans che vanno bene. So che andrebbero bene per la festa. I jeans stanno bene con tutto." "Thank God I have a pair of jeans that are fine. I know they would be fine for the party. Jeans are fine with everything." And I asking myself "Where is the difference Duolingo ?"
A couple problems ago, Stanno bene insieme was they go well together, when I typed "They are good together" (so I got it wrong) NOW... when I choose (it was multiple choice for me) that SAME Italian phrasing for the given English, suddenly the verb is vanno (so I got another one wrong, thinking I had learned from my mistake)?! Is it different for people than food, or is this just some craziness