"Quanti metri?"

Translation:How many meters?

March 5, 2013



i hate when the hover over doesn't mention the word they want-especially when they are introducing it as a new word! it offered "metro, tube, rule" so i put how many rules, and of course that wasn't it..

March 1, 2015


Yes, the same happens for me. I put: "How many metro?" and it said incorrect, and I didn't even see "meters" on the suggestion.

September 22, 2015


Me too!

January 16, 2016


Same here lingnut. luckily i got it right

November 19, 2016


i thought meters refer to the instruments which measure the metres

April 20, 2013


Yes, you are correct. Metres is UK English, but meters I believe, is USA English. A meter in UK English is a measuring device.

May 5, 2015


For the length (100cm): 'Meter' in 'Merica, 'Metre' everywhere else. For an instrument that measures something (e.g. an electrical current): 'Meter' everywhere.

December 24, 2013


Stupid ambiguous 'merica

April 26, 2019


metro= 100 centimetri ma si usa anche come: il metro è lo strumento per misurare una lunghezza (usato da muratori, carpentieri, architetti ecc.ecc.) la metro( in nord italia il metrò) è la metropolitana il metro può anche essere inteso come termine di confronto esempio : io e te abbiamo un diverso metro per giudicare la vita, le cose, le donne, ecc. ecc.

June 4, 2015


not 'how many tubes/subways?'

March 5, 2013


Nooooo! :D

In Italian, metropolitana is feminine! And its short form metro as well, and the short form doesn't vary with the plural, since it is the short form of metropolitane. :D

"Metro" = "metre" or "meter"

I would never say "Quante metro?" like that, anyway... without adding something... "Quante (linee di) metro ci sono a Milano?" (How many tube lines there are in Milan?) "Quante metro sono già passate?" (How many subway trains did already pass?)

March 6, 2013


Oops, sorry, I was being facetious. Won't happen again. ;-P But thanks as usual for your exhaustive reply...

March 6, 2013


Do as many mistakes as you want! Mistakes are pretty important to learn. :)

March 6, 2013


meters is for the United States of America, metres is for anywhere else :)

November 19, 2016


Why not "mts"?

March 31, 2019


Yes I agree the spelling should be METRES not METERS

January 16, 2015


Depends what country you are from, it can be either.

May 23, 2015


Yes, both are correct and are accepted by Duolingo.

December 7, 2015


No, 'metres' was rejected for me

August 8, 2018


I have typed 'how many meters?' Three times and it is still wrong.. why? ##!

October 11, 2017
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