"Lo zucchero è importante nella torta."

Translation:The sugar is important in the cake.

February 5, 2013



No native English speaking person would ever say 'the sugar is important in the cake'

December 15, 2014


"The sugar in the cake is important" would be better

February 10, 2017


I cannot find any dictionary which says torta should be pronounced "torTA" instead of "TORta"l

February 5, 2013


She pronunciated it right, she just changed the tone of her voice at the end xD

March 9, 2014


All this talk of cake is ruining my eating habits. Everytime I finish a lesson, I have a hankering for cake!

August 4, 2014


why is the adjective importante not match the gender of sugar why not importanto

June 21, 2014


adjectives ending in -e stay the same for masculine and feminine singular but you change the -e to -i for masculine and feminine plural, i.e. il libro importante, la donna importante BUT i libri importanti and le donne importanti.

July 3, 2014


Ugh, this sentence gave me a headache. I translated it literally, "The sugar is important in the cake", but it seems so unnatural in English. I think native speakers would rather say "Sugar is important when making / to make a cake" or "Sugar is important for a cake", but even so..... Has anybody tried other translations that were accepted?

July 28, 2014


"Sugar is important in cake."

October 4, 2014


I'll say!

December 13, 2017


You are absolutely right, "important in the cake" is gibberish, "important for the cake" or "important for cakes" would be correct.

June 12, 2015


No, actually you can make a perfectly good sugar free cake. You don't need to lie, duolingo.

November 9, 2017


I was going to translate this as above, but "the cake" seemed unnatural so I put "a cake". Alas, I was wrong. Can someone translate "Sugar is important in a cake." into Italian?

July 23, 2018


It has always accepted both "pie" and "cake" as translations to torta. Why stop now? Some pies have sugar too...

March 15, 2013


Liiiike... apple pies?

March 9, 2014


Hope this didn't come from the same person who didn't put any sugar in the cake... Bread. They made bread.

March 3, 2017


I reported the answer as unnatural. If this question has been around for 4 years, could I be the first to do so?

June 6, 2017


"the' at the beginning of this sentence is not good English

August 3, 2017


I put 'cake' and it marked me wrong and said it should have been 'tart'. :(

October 19, 2017
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