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"Ti è appena stato detto."

Translation:It has just been said to you.

April 7, 2013

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

So I can say Ti è appena stato detto che erba è verde ed il cielo è blu (it has just been said to you that grass is green and the sky is blue). And starting io ti sono .... it says "I have just told you ...". But then how would one say "you have just been told ....." I wish this sentence would go away.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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"Ti è appena stato detto" covers both "it has just been said to you" and "you've just been told" but I like the latter best. I have just told you would be "Te l'ho appena detto".


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

Italian often uses impersonal constructions where English would use passive (see f.formica's preferred translation)

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