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"How do you say goodbye in Italian?"

Translation:¿Cómo se dice adiós en italiano?

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kathy508728

I was marked right with ¿Cómo dices adiós en italiano? But would ¿Cómo te dices...? be better. Was my answer wrong?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/David_BCN98

"¿Cómo dices adiós en italiano?" would be the literal translation and I would accept it. But the truth is that to ask about "how do you say" something in a language we use the impersonal form: "¿Cómo se dice adiós en italiano?". If someone asked me "¿Cómo dices adiós en italiano?" I would understand that he/she wants to know how I (and not "italian people" in general) say it.
"Como te dices..." would be wrong. I hope that this helped you.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathy508728

Thanks! It helps. In English would it be better translated as "how does one say goodbye in Italian." Not that how do you say isn't used more commonly.

1 month ago