I got a wrong answer just because I added a "the" on the sentence.That's unfair =/
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?"
Yeah that's stupid. LE is in the sentence.
It's correct now. Duolingo has shown the correct solution:
How are things going?
How are THE things going?
I suppose that va bene is an answer to this?
normally it should be, but it seems there's the necessity to answer in the way they asked
I said, "How goes things?" and was marked wrong. Does anyone know why? Grazie.
"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.
hmm. all with the same issue. that should be revised. preggo la revisione
But in idiomatic English I would just say "How's things?" (which shows how hard is to learn a language)