"Lui vive in un palazzo importante."

Translation:He lives in an important palace.

April 2, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/popester

Nowadays, 'palazzo' is often used to indicate an apartment building, as so many of the former palaces in the cities were converted to apartment buildings.

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaudeMedearis

Thanks for that bit of cultural history. I learned something new today.

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pennelli

I wrote apartment building and I was marked wrong.

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kenan820

An important "palace"? Seriously. That's redundant, if you're dealing with palaces [coming from someone who doesn't :D]. I think in this case, the better translation would be "building" which I saw as a hint. I used it and it was still marked as correct, but I think that palace would be a lesser used translation here.

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/robertocatini

I agree, palazzo is just a normal building in Italian.

August 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/malcolmissimo

The hint writer knew more than the translator here. Importante is an option for 'great'. This looks silly until you add 'palace', when it becomes normal English usage. Dictionaries agree. Duo rejects it.

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lipcseibetti

So edificio is rather a building where there are offices? and palazzo is a building with apartments. È vero?

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Maggie314

I used "a big palace" and was marked as incorrect. One of the definitions of "importante" is "big."

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikFish2882

In American English (at least in my experience), the word "palace" refers (in a literal sense) only to a place where kings and queens live. Sometimes large houses are called "palaces" but only in an ironic/over-the-top complimentary way: "This place is [like] a palace." We refer to very large private houses as mansions. And tacky, overly ostentatious, architecturally incongruous mansions are called "McMansions."

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mofiasasondo

Is the word 'importante' also used as a way to imply a building with a lot of presence? It's used this way in Spanish as a sort of slang word, e.g. "vive en una casa importante" - he lives in a really cool/big house. It's the same in Italian?

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HowToKillAWasp

He lives in what, the White House?

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithStanton

"He is living in an important building" should also be accepted.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Raimundo474613

When would an Italian ever say this? What does 'importante' mean besides 'important'?

April 4, 2018
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