https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Una gatto, una intervento ...?!

Ciao tutti. Just to let all Italian students know that the unusual, mechanical "una" for all things masculine has been reported twice. Here's hoping ...

April 8, 2018

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Ciao Linda, my hunky cat Ned was worrying that advancing age was bringing him other changes:-)

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Dear Ned, non ti preoccpare, you are Ok and still real hunky! (Ciao Helen, oh that made me laugh, lol, as they say! Grazie dio for laughter eh?). Tanti auguri.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

'Miao Linda'-----from happily reassured Ned.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

Ciao HelenDaisy, please give my regards to Ned.
(I'm still laughing)

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Ned is very honoured and has gone out to look for un topo as a gift for you.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Helen, è peggio di quanto pensassimo. Le gatti di tutto la mondo sono preoccupati. Oh Duo, what next!!

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Ciao albaduine. Level 25. Non c'è un spazio per rispondere, poi grazie mille per i complimenti. I never thought I'd get there but am rather thrilled to have done it, and via the "old" system which was harder. Now into my 608th day, what fun.Una buona giornata a te! P.s. oh i poverini gatti, poverino DL. :-))))

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Grazie, Linda. Penso che i gatti abbiano ricordi brevi e non siano più preoccupati ... ma i problemi con Duo rimangono. Today I hope Ned is curled up in his favorite sunbeam by the window purring his little heart out. Anche a te... buona giornata!

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Muss403695

I want to say something, but I dont know what. Therefore I will leave you with my head in my hands muttering to myself “ Duolingo...why.... why have you done this...everything was ok before......why..una uomo”

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Muss. It could send you crazy, ma forza forza - as Civis said, we're all in this together, plus Ned il gatto:-)

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Muss403695

Im happy to say, nothing could send me crazy, im already there, but DL is defo trying to take me a bit further. Poor Ned btw,

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Now it is me laughing!!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Helen. Ned must surely be our first Feline Club Member!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Muss, you are not alone. Linda and I are both talking to my cat!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

Good heavens, it's even worse than I had expected! :-D
What else now?

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Civis-I think we all had a bit of a destabilising earthquake after your rant , but good to know you are human!;-)

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

HelenDaisy. And still The Best!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

He is definitely The Best.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Ciao Albaduine. C'e un posto nel club di Max Moli. È molto divertente con i membri amichevoli. Why dont you join us? Club Code NADJC9. (Perché non ti uniti a noi). Tanti auguri. (Feel free to correct my italian:-)...L

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Grazie per la invitazione, Linda. Sorry for my late reply, but I am just now seeing this note from a week or so ago. Much appreciated. It sounds like fun. Unfortunately when I attempted to join, there was a message saying the club is full. Perhaps a spot will open up. Ciao!

(Don't make me laugh, it's more likely you would be correcting mine....)

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Ciao ancora Alba. The club is excellent, thanks to Max Moli. I have told him of your interest and I'm sure there will be a place in the next day or two. Don't go away now! Auguri, L

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Max_Moli

Ciao Alba , you can try it again. Ci sono due posti liberi adesso.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Grazie Linda and Max! This time it worked. I'm in.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Albaduine. Good news indeed. Max likes us to try and keep to a healthy minimum of 50 XPs a week, taking into account holidays etc, so "benvenuto Michael".

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Max.Em

Ehm, what is this about?

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Well Max:-

Un uomo, una donna ad infinitum Una gatto added to the mix CivisRomanus had a rant and used a rude word, and.....

....much more fun to laugh than cry. Welcome to our party.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Muss403695

Ah, il vino sta parlando.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Ciao Topo. Non c'è un spazio per rispondere "grazie" per le congratulazioni, poi scritto qui. I hope you find it. E poi, cosa farò? Continuo con le corone o fare l'albero inverso? Ti ha dato questa domanda a te e Helen. Buona notte, L. (P.s. I really am pretty darned thrilled with my 25 as like you I've worked hard for it. Grazie per le parole molto gentile).

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Muss403695

Si, lo ho letto.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Max.Em

Mannaggia, sembra che mi sia sfuggito! There are just too many posts in the forums today....

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Max.em. non ti preoccupare. We needed to laugh a little, but it will soon calm down now that we have all been "crowned". It's time to just get on with learning I think. Tanti auguri.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Well done Linda, bringing us back to why we are here. Back to Basics , la donna e l'uomo for me. Just wait, when you start the reverse tree you will meet them all over again, except they will be facing the other way. Saluti a tutti!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Helen ciao. Oggi ho fatto Livello 25 (but I'm keeping it low key but Yay!) so need your advice. Do I simply try and up my crowns to the next number (agh!) as we are promIsed harder exercises Or do I start the reverse tree? Am still floundering:-( .Auguri, L.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Ciao Helen and Ned - NRB! (No reply button:-). Poi scrivo qui: Mille grazie for such kind and helpful words. Me too, think I'll up my crowns till the "Uforia" of Livello 25 has settled; your plan seems ideal all round, and I'm joining you right now in a glass or two per celebrare. Buona notte, L.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Muss403695

Shh, chiave basso, come un topo. Come congrats Linda. Benvenuti il nostro gruppo di levello 25. Im happy you made it 99.99% of the way on the old system, because that means something. Now you could reach level 25 in a month. 10xp for every 6 questions.

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenDaisy

Congratulations Linda. (Reply buttons on your post is missing) That is great for you and a cause for celebration here. I am enjoying the reverse tree thus far (I have done about ten sections) and all quite similar but with a few new words. More writing in Italian, but of course you do not hear any Italian spoken, which is bad for me. Back to the original and I started Determiners today, from level 2 towards 3. I thought it was harder than before. Duo put my tree at level three up to Determiners.

I think my plan is to get my tree all up to level three. Quite a lot of work there, but I knew I needed to revise the second half anyway. I shall carry on with the reverse tree too, but probably only repeat beyond level 1 if I feel it would help me more.

I recommend giving the reverse tree a go, if only for the joy of pressing the 'I speak Italian' button. However, many a true word spoken in jest, and you will meet all the donne and uomini again. You really will! No shame though in giving it a go, and giving up if the crown system makes it all too tedious. It may well do that now.

Anyway, congrats again. I am going to call Ned in and open one of my mini bottles of Prosecco in your honour. You are at level 25 for all your great contributions to our group too. Saluti Linda!!!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/albaduine

Livello 25!! Congratulazioni, Linda. I raise my glass to you as well.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

You may be way ahead of me on this, but I have found that by clicking on the "keyboard" icon and typing instead of word-tapping, this seems to eliminate the tinny mechanical voice and her masculine una's. Tanti auguri. (Apologies, all a bit obvious really!)

April 13, 2018
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