"Have you remembered your father's birthday?"

Translation:Ti sei ricordato del compleanno di tuo padre?

March 1, 2013



Hmmm...I wrote, "Hai ricordato il compleanno di tuo padre?" and it was accepted. I thought verbs were conjugated in the PP with avere OR essere, but both work for ricordato???

September 3, 2014


There are a couple of verbs that accept both avere and essere, usually with subtle differences in meaning. Hai ricordato qualcuno = Have you remembered someone Ti sono ricordato di qualcuno = Did you remember (to yourself) someone

September 4, 2014


Why isn't it "ti sei ricordato di qualcuno" instead?

January 12, 2015


shouldn't it be tu sei?

March 1, 2013


In Italian the pronoun can be implied.

"Ricordare" is often used as a reflexive verb, "ricordarsi" it means it should be used as follows

(Io) mi ricordo di qualcosa

(Tu) ti ricordi di qualcosa

(Lui) si ricorda di qualcosa

(Noi) ci ricordiamo di qualcosa

(Voi) vi ricordate di qualcosa

(Loro) si ricordano di qualcosa

Another possible translation would be "Hai ricordato il compleanno di tuo padre?" (In this case, "ricordare" is not reflexive)

I think that the translation given by Duo is the most common.

March 1, 2013


But when ricordare is reflexive, then it has to be followed by di (del, della etc)? But not if it's not reflexive?

March 7, 2013


Yes, you're correct, when we have ricordarsi (reflexive) it is usually followed by "di" (Mi ricordo di una ragazza) and when we have ricordare there is no preposition "di" after it (Io ricordo una ragazza.)

September 14, 2013


A light bulb goes off!

It is like the difference between:
'I remember the girl'
'I am reminded of the girl' (in this case something is happening to me, something is causing me to remember, kind of reflexive)

May 6, 2016


That confused me, too.

March 12, 2013


I was confused too. I am not good at grammar in ANY language - can someone explain how this sentence could be structured using the reflexive version of "ricordare" - that was what I was aiming for...

June 20, 2013


I don't quite understand your question. Isn't that exactly the version given by duolingo above?

August 11, 2013


I think of the reflexive as "to remind oneself of", and the transitive verb ricordare as " to remember." It helps me to know when to use "di". Both would be translated into English as "to remember" though.

January 3, 2015


Maybe I'm being too generous with "possible translations," but couldn't "your" in English translate to "vostro," even if the "You" in the Italian sentence appears in the singular? Speaking to a son or daughter who has siblings, it wouldn't be totally illogical to ask one person ("tu"), "Did you remember your (plural; "vostro") father's birthday." Would it?

May 29, 2014


My Italian isn't great, but the language is similar enough to French (my native language) for me to answer this. Technically, yes, you could say vostro, but it sounds really weird and would imply that you are talking to more than one person at a time and pointedly asking one sibling in an accusatory tone. So that would be a sentence structure that would almost never be used.

August 10, 2014


why not "ha ricordato...."?

August 2, 2016


It would have to be hai ricordato as the subject is "you"

December 16, 2017


I never know when to use Hai or Ti sei...is there someone who can dumb this down for me.

April 16, 2017


Why is the correct answer "ti sei ricordato del compleanno di tuo padre"? To my understanding, it would be said as "hai ricordato compleanno di tuo padre"

April 18, 2017


why doesn't it accept "babbo"? It is used for father south of the Appennines?

May 6, 2017


Shouldn't it be "hai ricordato" and not "sei ricordato"?

May 22, 2017


hai ricordato is correct for the non-reflexive verb ricordare.

If you are using the reflexive verb ricordarsi then it would be ti sei ricordato for a non-female subject.

See also marziotta's post above

December 16, 2017


Can someone explain when to use di and when to use dello etc

December 23, 2017


Why is sei ricordata not acceptes? (2018-10-21)

October 21, 2018
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