"I have a liter of oil in the kitchen."

Translation:Ho un litro d'olio in cucina.

March 31, 2013



So "Ho un litro d'olio NELLA cucina" is an acceptable variation?

September 11, 2013


Yeah, that's what I would have thought. I got this as a multiple choice and was a bit surprise DuoLingo didn't include the article though the English translation clearly says /the/ kitchen.

April 27, 2014


I put "nella " and it was accepted

May 30, 2019


I do not understand how 'in' works here rather than 'nella'. Is there some idiomatic reason here?

April 28, 2014


I would like to know the answer.

May 6, 2014


According to a previous comment I read, "in" is used indicating places which cucina is, instead of indicating objects, like for example: "nella bottiglia".

Hope I helped

October 6, 2014


Dont quote me, but i think nella is more specific. It should be nella cucina considering most people only have one kitchen.

You never hear a person say "it's in a kitchen" that sounds like a riddle

February 10, 2015


I wrote, "Ho un litro d'olio in la cucina." Why is it wrong to include the article here?

March 31, 2013


It isn't wrong at all, but do remember that when some prepositions are used with an article, they make magic combinations like this:

  • in + il = nel, La bistecca è nel piatto/The steak is in the plate
  • in + lo = nello, Le ragazze sono nello zoo/The girls are in the zoo
  • in + la = nella, Un ragno è nella cucina/A spider is in the kitchen
April 2, 2013


When is "in" used as opposed to "nella" and vice versa?

March 7, 2016


I was marked correct on d'olio

November 6, 2014


"d'olio" was singled out as wrong by duolingo. Is that wrong?

March 21, 2014


My understand was if it started with a vowel it used the d', i guess that is just not right?

October 11, 2014


Is the use of d' vs di in this sentence optional? It accepted di olio.

September 18, 2015


mukkapazza explained it above

May 3, 2016


Does anyone else have Problems with the audio? While I'm working it peters out!

October 28, 2018
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