Translation:I went to the stadium on Tuesday night.
I find this unit very hard because it is entitled Present perfect but many of the examples are not actually in the present perfect or there is no suitable answer that uses the present perfect. In the present perfect tense, you should have the present of "have" (or sometimes "to be") with the past participle of another verb so most answers should allow a form of : "I have been...", "You have gone..", "We have eaten..." etc
Sometimes, DuoLingo teaches me patience more than it teaches me Italian. :P
But yes, you're correct that this lesson is mixing in simple past with present perfect. We got through clitic pronouns, we'll (eventually) get through this!
I don't think it's really mixing them. In Italian, and in German as well, the present perfect is used to form the present perfect as well as the past tense.
I teach English as a second language and I have two Italian students. I'm studying Italian to be better able to help them. They were have a problem learning our present perfect. They would some times use "is/are" with the past participle and some times "has/have". I found this web site that explains the problem from the English point of view. It made it easier for me to understand passato possimo. Check it out. http://englishstumpers.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-present-perfect-passato-prossimo-in.html
finally someone said out y.y i thought when italian language was separating its past tense & present perfect tense, some aliens secretly got in & messed up the whole process.
"I have gone to the stadium tuesday night" is not accepted and I wonder why :v
"I have gone..." means you stayed there and you are still at the stadium now. Or at least you haven't returned.
"I went... " means you moved your body to the stadium and maybe you returned -- "I went..." doesn't say anything about what happened afterwards. You may have returned or stayed there.
Thanks, I know the difference between the present perfect and the simple past in English. I want to know that why in another case of passato prossimo, I can translate using the present perfect but not this case.
Hm, I don't know. I just tried to split it up showing the difference of the two so you might have an idea... but I think the Italian sentence can mean both "I headed to the stadium [and I haven't returned]" or "I headed to the stadium [and I came back 5 hours later]"
But no, it can't. "I have gone..." has a strong extra meaning. If you want to say that in Italian you should probably say it explicitly. It is not expressed explicitly in "Sono andato allo stadio martedì sera.", so it cannot have the meaning "I have gone...".
What is the difference between notte/sera? I thought that "he went in the evening,not in the night"
No, sono andato is for first person pronoun. Plural would be 'sono andati'.
Aside from the tenses being mixed up in this exercise, I was wondering if there is a functional difference between 'sera' and 'notte'- I was under the impression that sera translated as evening while notte translated as night.
It's basically the same as English, I believe. In English, you could say 'The party is Friday night,' even if the party starts at 5:00 or 6:00 which is technically still evening. People would still get what you mean. So it can be translated either way. Of course, if you said it's the middle of the 'notte', it wouldn't be exchangeable with the middle of the 'sera'. Know what I mean?
for me I went to the stadium on Tuesday night = io fui al estadio martedi sera not "Sono andato allo stadio martedì sera." any suggestions that could clarify this if I am wrong ...
Why can't stadio be translated as stage? It was in the drop down options for stadio.
Why do some exercises allow a double letter spelt in error, whilst others, like this one, are swingingly strict about it?
sono andato = present perfect, NO? so why is I have gone … not being accepted! Really!
I wrote "evening" instead of night, why is that wrong? Evening is given as second option to "sera"....
Sera means evening and not night. Night it is notte. Would DL review this?