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"Faccio una doccia di pomeriggio."

Translation:I take a shower in the afternoon.

January 30, 2013



"I have a shower" is correct english

January 30, 2013


In the UK and other places, perhaps one "has" a shower, however in the US we say "take" a shower. Apparently, in Italy it is "make" a shower.

March 22, 2013


And in Spanish I "give myself" a shower (me doy una ducha). :)

July 1, 2013


In German it's just "duschen", just the infinitive :D

May 27, 2014


Straight to the point. I like it!

August 3, 2016


Yeah same in New Zealand - I shower in the afternoon. Marked wrong

June 27, 2018


We would also 'we shower most days'

June 27, 2018



June 16, 2018


In Ukrainian and Russian, we "receive" a shower :)

June 16, 2015


As a canuck that uses a bit of both of your lingo's, either works.

January 10, 2014


In Italian, they don't say that they "have a shower". Instead they "take a shower" or they "make a shower". So this is correct Italian.

October 13, 2018


Why "di pomeriggio" instead of "del pomeriggio"? Thanks.

March 9, 2014


I wonder if it means "every afternoon"?

August 28, 2014


I'd like to know also. Can a native speaker answer this?? 'di' means 'in the' now?? I thought it's 'of'...confusing!

November 29, 2017


i take an afternoon shower?

February 19, 2013


That's what I typed and I got it wrong...

March 13, 2013


I also wondered about that.

March 22, 2013


it is fixed now

August 15, 2013


I'd like to know also, re. the 'di' for in. Could it be 'nel', 'in' or 'a'?? There seem to be so many different words for 'in', I'm getting very confused!

July 11, 2014


This is only an assumption because my command of the language is novice at best but I would assume that because "su", "ni", "in" and "a" are more literal/contextual translations of "in". You would or could never say that your physically in a time of day or month, so none of those would truly work (I know abstract but bare with me). "Di" on the other-hand does because it is translated mostly to "of" and my understand is that it means "of that" particular time.

I hope that helps some!

August 25, 2014


Brian- FYI, it's "bear with me." What you said would mean something entirely different! (But perhaps fun!) ;P

February 23, 2016


I'm wondering if it means it's a regular thing, that I take a shower every afternoon. Hoping an expert will step in on this.

August 28, 2014


I, too, wondered why it's di rather than in, or even per, which seems to have a temporal use.

July 19, 2014


can't a plumber 'make a shower' in the afternoon?

January 21, 2014


I completely agree. I have a shower and I take a shower are equally correct.

February 20, 2013


Interesting...literal translation is "I do a shower in the afternoon"

November 7, 2013


That is what I put, and it is wrong :(

December 9, 2013


I knew it would be marked wrong if I said take so I wrote "I do an afternoon shower" I got it wrong and DL told me it is "I take an afternoon shower." So much for trying to prevent a heart loss.

March 11, 2014


"I do the afternoon bath." ?

January 20, 2016


On the fast version, does anyone else hear "Faccio la doccia di pomeriggio"?

July 13, 2013



December 24, 2014


Showah with the Awa~☆

March 9, 2016


i shower in the afternoon is also accepted

June 12, 2016


Yes I agree they should change it

February 17, 2013


I hate idioms

April 14, 2013


As do I! They are so hard to decipher the meaning sometimes. I also dislike prepositions only because they're so darn hard to figure out and how to use them!!!

August 25, 2014


I don't know why people voted your comment down. I agree 100% with what you wrote.

February 7, 2015


I also dislike the downvoting. If you disagree with the person, it's best to say why. The only reason I'd downvote anything is if the person writes something racist or offensive. I upvoted Briguy's comment to bring it back to 0 and upvoted you too, just because. Prepositions are often one of the most difficult things in any language because each language uses them so differently. If you think this is complicated, you should try Irish! It is gratifying once you figure it out, although figuring it out is often a matter of doing it over and over again until your brain hurts. (I also get pomeriggio and pomedoro mixed up and I'm pretty sure I once translated this as "I take a tomato shower".)

February 7, 2015


Thanks guys! 5 months ago I was kind of struggling with them but since I try to practice every day the prepositions and idioms are getting easier. I still have a few wrong but they're not as bad now, it just takes a little bit of persistence :D

February 8, 2015


Is this not supposed to use the reflexive form i.e. mi faccio una docia ......?

October 28, 2016


Would that be if you used shower as a verb? "I shower myself"?

April 29, 2017


Why was ‘I have a shower in the afternoon’ marked incorrect suddenly? The right answer apparently now should be ‘ I have 1 shower ....’

May 25, 2018


The answer is I TAKE a shower in the afternoon. In the US, if you say you "have a shower" (without the "in the afternoon") you are saying you have a shower in your home. In the US we TAKE a shower. It seems like maybe in other English speaking countries you would HAVE a shower but not really a common thing to say in the US. And it seems that DL uses more US phrasing (or at least to me it seems that way). But if you report it as a possible correct answer then they might change it. As far as the "I have 1 shower" answer, I've noticed that sometimes when you don't get the correct verb, they "correct" the answer to something using the incorrect verb you used. I used an incorrect verb on another lesson and it "corrected me" to the incorrect verb and "1" of whatever it was. That's just a glitch in their system. Try using Take instead of Have and the answer should be fine.

June 7, 2018


If I heard correctly, the audio says 'dUccia' instead of 'dOccia'. I have heard many times the 'o' as 'u' sounds. How can I know when pronounce them in one way or the other? Thanks in advanced :)

November 22, 2018


Can someone clearly explain why "di" is used in this sentence? I thought "di" meant "of" or "about", or "than".

May 24, 2019


I think it's a toss of the coin because there are sooooo many meanings for so many words. My head hurts. I wish I would have listened more carefully to my relatives (Italian) when i was a kid.

November 18, 2019


This is funny, in English you take/have a shower, while in Italian you make a shower. It makes sense, since in Romanian we say it the same way, fac un duş :)

June 2, 2019



August 7, 2019


What a weird expression hehe

August 15, 2013


It corrected me with " I've a shower in the afternoon" I didn't write " take" but that is what I would say.

August 23, 2014
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