"Non credo che lui c'entri."

February 16, 2013


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

March 11, 2013

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

February 16, 2013
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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".

February 16, 2013

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

June 3, 2013

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

June 24, 2013

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

June 9, 2013
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