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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

"Siamo professionali."

March 30, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

I don't understand why, for "Non sono americani" it accepts both "Are they not American" AND "Are they not Americans", but for this question it will not accept "We are professionals". It only accepts "We are professional". I get that one way it's a noun and the other way it's an adjective, but if it works as a translation in the one case, shouldn't it also work in the other? I'm losing heart. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mukkapazza

Americani can be both the adjective used for a group of people with the blue passports (American people) or the noun denoting citizenship (Americans). Professional is different, in English it can be both an adjective and a noun, but in Italian professionista is the noun and professionale is the adjective.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

Your help is much appreciated, as always.:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ceceg

Thank you again, and again!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/criscarmi

It's worth repeating: Grazie :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Archangelica

I was caught out like that too, I said "professionals" :(

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