"La donna mangia panini."

Translation:The woman eats sandwiches.

March 28, 2013

44 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JustDo

Why is 'la donna mangia i panini' wrong?

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SoggyScroll

...because that's not what she says in the audio?

September 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/t.black

The mouseover explanation says that "panini" means both "sandwiches" and "sandwich". Wouldn't singular "sandwich" be "panino"?

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chloesloat

Yes, one sandwich is un panino. If you ask for un panini in italy they look at you wierd.

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AusNorth

I always thought that panini meant rolls. Was this wrong?

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickEason

It means both sandwiches and rolls.

March 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chernuzca

It didn't have an article to know how many sandwiches she's eating

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dream_into_Plan

one - panino / more than one - panini (we dont need to know how many

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cocokokopadilla

I thought that panini was bread like in Spanish and not sandwiches in English XD

February 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EdyASemaan

What is the difference between "panini" and "i panini"?

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kvargman

"sandwiches" vs "the sandwiches"

August 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO

I still want to try "cleaning lady" but I have a terrible fear of getting it wrong...

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Rosadowney

i just added a 'the '

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Black_Cherries

My answer of "panini" = "rolls" should be accepted; "roll" is as valid a translation for "panino" as "sandwich."

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/claudio1947

I found that: Forme flesse di 'sandwich' (n): pl: sandwich Forme flesse di 'sandwich' (adj): f: sandwich, mpl: sandwich, fpl: sandwich

August 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jxbn

The italian of sandwich should be "tramezzino" , it's different from "panino"

March 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chiu1551

DL is inconsistent on "panini". In an earlier ex., "rolls" for "panini" was accepted, but not in this one.

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WvanderLic

some times you translate panini as "rolls" and next time as "sandwiches" . What do you want. In this case i translate it as "rolls" and it is rejected????

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/monicatrachsel

I think that panino also means bun or roll.

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/borgia48kl

Wny is, the woman eats the sandwiches, incorrect?

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy

When you say "the" sandwiches you're referring to specific ones; if you say she "eats sandwiches" it means she eats sandwiches in general. Eg "I'm on a diet; but I still eat sandwiches" = in general, usually.

July 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dream_into_Plan

panini = sandwiches / i panini = the sandwiches

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitverschwender

i was marked wrong for "rolls"

November 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJa981514

Me to, but it is correct

December 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy

in English, we say "panini" for "panini" - but Duolingo doesn't like that :(

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/marrilius

In one question panini is refered to as buns but in this question buns is not acceptable. Why?

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LunaLime

I couldn't find an answer about article. As panini is plural, why it isn't an article "i" there?

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/acfern

What's wrong with translating "la donna" to "the lady"?

August 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy

Nothing

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dream_into_Plan

nothing wrong. But if they are the same why created 2 words "woman" and "lady" in English? think about it.

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mopsustherobin

Still so inconsistent about whether it accepts "rolls" or not. Please allow normal British English to work sometimes, Duo!

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah_1232cbe

Why is 'The woman's eating sandwiches' wrong?

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mopsustherobin

It's not wrong - just that Duo can't understand the contracted English of "the woman's" meaning "the woman is". It thinks that you are saying "of the woman". I find that it's best not to try to confuse Duo with too much "conversational" English - better to play it at its own game and keep written answers formal.

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick110325

Should it accept roll?

February 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kokolynn

Malaysian the woman eat the sandwiches should not be counted as incorrect

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy

We say "the woman eats" with an 's'.......maybe that's why it was marked as incorrect

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Angeleswal1

I got it right, but it saying is wrong:(

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NateJunik

The tense is wrong

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vittoria752716

???

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mtabacco77

'le mucca donna mangia panini. That's what I thought at least

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/texchy

ciao... I strongly dislike the fact that you have to have correct spelling im a dyslexic

July 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaNordin

In italian, correct spelling is essential, especially when it comes to pronouciation! If you can't spell it correctly, you will never say it correctly. This even applies to the double consonants (which get a slightly longer sound than a single consonant). Double ss sounds like "s", whereas single s sounds more like a soft z. I like Italian, especially because every letter and combination of letters have their own sound AND IT NEVER CHANGES. Unlike English

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy

Maybe it's because we're all in the same boat - all trying to learn. Spelling can sometimes help meaning...."great site" vs "great sight" for example

July 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/texchy

this is true... lol

July 2, 2015
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