"Choose a plate."
Translation:Scegli un piatto.
I'm guessing this could mean "choose a DISH" (as in, choose whether you would like the spaghetti, the raviolli, or the veal parmesan)? or does it mean, literally mean "choose the PLATE on which you would like me to put your food"? Or both?? Grazie :)
Depending on the context, it could mean either choose a dish (as in food) or choose a plate (such as from a cupboard).
The correct answer assumes "you" but the question is neutral. This is a glitch?
¨sceglie¨ is for LEI that also means YOU in the respectful way,so why i can't use it? NON CAPISCO????
Maybe they're wanting the imperative form for Lei, which is 'scelga', not 'sceglie' - check this on Word Reference - http://www.wordreference.com/conj/ItVerbs.aspx?v=scegliere imperativo:
Why wouldn't Scegliere un piatto be accepted? Since this is the imperative, I thought the infinitive form of the verb would be expected.
To construct a negative command, like "Don't open the gate!", Italian uses the infinitive form of the verb (Non aprire il cancello!). However to construct a positive command, like "Open the gate!", Italian conjugates the verb using the imperative tense (Apra il cancello!)
Because its saying it as a command, not a statement of "You choose a plate."
"Sceglie un piatto." is a polite form and so is correct and should be accepted.
Scelgie is the indicative polite form, but here we have an instruction, which requires the imperative mood. However the polite imperative is always the 3rd person subjunctive, in this case scelga. This is because you can't give orders politely, so you have to say "One might choose ..." instead. Not kidding.
I thought commands were a different tense/conjugation. Even if it happens to be the the same for "you, choose a plate" and "you choose a plate" i think it's confusing to not make clear whether this is a command
In the discussion for guido io, someone said verb + subject was used for imperatives. So I tried "scegli tu un piatto" and it told me the correct answer was "scegliete un piatto". I tried "scegliete voi un piatto" and it wanted "scegli un piatto".