"Arriva qui verso le nove!"

Translation:Arrive here around nine!

April 4, 2013



Why couldn't this also mean:

"He arrives here towards nine"


July 7, 2014


The ! at the end of the sentence clearly indicates the phrase as a command or suggestion

January 3, 2015


Good point. Fair point/suggestion. But not necessarily so. Surely it could be expressing a certain amazement or even annoyance that someone was arriving so early or so late.

January 3, 2015


'Towards nine' doesn't work in English as a time phrase, I translated 'verso' as 'before' but was wrong, I'm assuming it's a colloquial extra meaning of the word to put it in a time phrase meaning 'about'

July 8, 2014


>>Towards nine' doesn't work in English as a time phrase,

It works OK for me in English carli.

July 8, 2014


Think of it as an "old" clock with "hands" or pointers. The hand moves toward the designated hour, so when people meant something like "we will be ready (when the hands on the clock moves more) towards nine." One measured time with actual movement and distance. Maybe an artifact of speech, but measuring specific time started with sun dials.... Maybe a bit trivial, sorry!

July 30, 2015


It could mean that but this is an exercise on Imperatives

October 7, 2018


so I wonder...

November 22, 2014


"about nine o"clock" is also an acceptable translation

May 21, 2013


Why the 'le' here?

July 2, 2014


"Le" is used for indicating the hours of the day, except one o'clock which is "l'una".

October 4, 2014


What does "Le" actually stand for in this context. I realize you said it is a time indicator, but the word itself in this context intrigues me. Grazie!

June 4, 2015


Same thing in Spanish, we use the plural feminine "Las" before the hours (Las dos, las tres, etc.) except for one o'clock which again, like in Italian is "La una".

I guess it's short for "Las __ horas"

January 6, 2016


I have read in the previous postings that it is the full article for ''ore". Prego!

July 12, 2015


Not sure, maybe a native Italian could explain us!

June 4, 2015


I live in Italy and I can confirm that it is like this

June 19, 2017


Why not circa?

Btw, "towards nine" may not sound right at first in US English, but put it in the right casual dialect and telling someone to "Come by the house more toward(s) nine o'clock" sounds perfectly natural, like when clarifying a time.

July 24, 2015


I have the same question as Jeff. I am guessing this has to do with usage more than with grammar but to me, as an English speaker, it seems more natural to use "circa" rather than "verso." Any Italian speakers care to clarify?

July 30, 2015


Be here around nine isn't accepted ?

December 8, 2015


There is certainly no reason why "He arrives here around nine o'clock." should not be correct. The exclamation point does not necessarily suggest a command. What if it were a famous or otherwise exciting person about to arrive? Duolingo and its computer generated answers can sometimes be a royal pain!

September 19, 2017


Arriva is third person singular. Therefore, it should be he arrives and not arrive.

December 28, 2017


In a previous sentence I translated "arrivate a casa" as "GET home early" and it was marked as incorrect - it had to be "BE home". Now in this one I put BE and that's not in any of the acceptable answers. Also, you really don't need to say AT about 9. "Be here about nine o'clock" should be fine.

April 4, 2013


Try suggesting sentences marked incorrect with the "accept answer" button. That way we can get to them in a timely fashion and make sure they work for you next time :) Get works for the "arrivate" sentence now as well!

April 4, 2013


they work??? sure??? once a year?

November 22, 2014


who is "we" and how do I contact them?

May 5, 2016


The lesson is about imperative so with "he arrives" you are not answering right, even though this translation is possible.

September 22, 2015


"He arrives around nine!" should be accepted

May 24, 2016


This section covers the imperative as already noted, so although it is one possible translation, it is not in the framework of the lesson.

June 5, 2019


By nine...?

April 10, 2019


by nine and about nine is the same!

August 17, 2014


Not really. To me, by nine means no later than, while about nine could mean a little before or after

March 4, 2015


I also used "by nine"but DL did not like it. :)

May 15, 2018


That's right, it's more usual by nine than about nine!

September 8, 2014
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