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"Non credo che lui c'entri."

February 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crazy4hazy

Surely this is too advanced for this level? I mean, subjunctive?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter2108

Non credo che lui c'entri The last bit? entri is the 3rd person singluar present subjunctibve of entrare (enter). But what is c'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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C' is the truncation of "ci", meaning "in it"; but the verb "entrarci" is more like "being able to fit", i.e. I don't believe he could physically fit in here/there.

Note that this sentence also has an idiomatic meaning: it could be intended as "I don't believe he's got anything to do with it".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dsofer

Or "I don't believe he comes into it", which is both idiomatic English and a more-or-less literal translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DarienGS

Unfortunately, "I don't believe he enters IT" is not accepted. There are many problems with these later lessons. It's a shame.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marees

thank you f.formica but when I wrote the "there" for the "c' " my answer was not accepted :(

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