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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter2108

"Non compro una macchina qualsiasi."

April 2, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter2108

Does this mean that he does not buy a car at all, or that the car he buys is special, "not just any old car"?


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

Not just any old car, but a 400hp 6 speed with chrome finish! Here are some other ways you might see such phrasing used:

  • Non sono una famiglia qualsiasi (maybe talking about certain reality TV shows)
  • Prenditi uno qualsisi! (they're all good, just take one)
  • Sembra una donna qualsiasi (she seems like a normal woman, not a supermodel, which is why certain paintings are revolutionary)

Hope that helped :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter2108

Si, ne sono molto contento


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gmj1892

Is qualunque used in the same way as qualsiasi?


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

Why isn't "I do not buy a common car" accepted ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gmj1892

'Comune' is the translation for common.


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

but I thought that qualsiasi had the same meaning ? What is the difference ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gmj1892

Qualsiasi means 'any/anything'.


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

Do we need to report the hints as wrong then? They include 'common' and 'ordinary'.

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