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  5. "Il nostro tempo è breve."

"Il nostro tempo è breve."

Translation:Our time is brief.

March 23, 2014



How deep is being DL

September 9, 2014


Questo è la via degli uomini

March 23, 2014



September 20, 2014



Is breve also similar with corto/a?


June 3, 2014


breve only gets used with time (brief), while corto means short only when talking about the length of an object, or also used with distance.

When a person's height is short, or an object is low, then you use basso.

But with the last two, you also have to match the gender and quantity, so something could be corto, corta, corti, or corte, basso, bassa, bassi, or basse, depending on what noun is being modified.

Breve stays breve, no matter what, thank goodness.

That will all keep you on your toes, won't it!

January 9, 2015


I think they are different. It is like short and brief. So you can say i capelli corti but you cant say i capelli brevi. And here i feel that our time is short is more appropriate. I'm not an expert of course)

August 5, 2014


It's ok, grazie. =)

August 5, 2014


Basta più

September 20, 2014


Breve is short in time/distance, corto is short in length.

September 3, 2014


How true, how true, so Carpe Diem!

By the way, how does one say that Latin saying in Italian? I tried it with Google Translate but I'm not sure "Cogli l'attimo" is right.

February 5, 2016


It is! "Carpe" means "cogli"(take the - on the imperative form) , "diem" means "giorno". It was made a free translation!

March 14, 2016


why not "our time is short". It translates to that in English

October 22, 2017


I answered our time is short. That wasn't accepted. I'm confused because I have translated breve as short(time-wise) before and that was accepted.

March 10, 2019


Ok, I assume this sentence has two meanings. "Our time is brief" or "Our weather is brief". Of course, the latter doesn't make sense... or does it?

February 27, 2016


I think that the sentence said: " Our life is short. "

March 16, 2016


love it when duo gets all philosophical :p

March 28, 2017


Some sentences should be cut from the course. In english we would never say our time is brief. There are surely many better example that can be used to teacher the adjective brief.

August 17, 2019


Wise words from Duolingo:

<h1>1 "Il nostro tempo e breve"</h1>

our time is brief/short

October 29, 2019
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