"I do not find the knife."

Translation:Non trovo il coltello.

March 12, 2013



I understand this is the literal translation, but this be used in the same way we would say "I can't find the knife?"

March 12, 2013


Exactly. Expressing the inability to achieve a goal can be done in Italian without using potere, to be able to/can:

  • I can't do it/Non ce la faccio
  • We can't hear you/Non ti sentiamo
  • He can't see you/Lui non ti vede
March 15, 2013


Why can't I say "Non incontro il coltello"?

May 17, 2014
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