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"Come vanno le cose?"

Translation:How are things going?

February 22, 2013

11 Comments


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

I got a wrong answer just because I added a "the" on the sentence.That's unfair =/


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

Yes, but we arent necessarily translating word-for-word. Idioms and phrases have translations too! In English you wouldnt ask "how are the things going?", you'd ask " how are things going?"


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

Yeah that's stupid. LE is in the sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lukman.A

It's correct now. Duolingo has shown the correct solution:

  • How are things going?

  • How are THE things going?


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

I suppose that va bene is an answer to this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alp01

normally it should be, but it seems there's the necessity to answer in the way they asked


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n.damico32

I said, "How goes things?" and was marked wrong. Does anyone know why? Grazie.


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

"How do things go" might have worked. But I think it is an idiom, this is why "the things" was not accepted, and this is why "how do things go" sounds quite odd.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stjepan01

hmm. all with the same issue. that should be revised. preggo la revisione


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bellaciao123

But in idiomatic English I would just say "How's things?" (which shows how hard is to learn a language)

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