"Il gatto dorme sul tavolo."

Translation:The cat sleeps on the table.

May 21, 2014

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Germanlehrerlsu

Why not: The cat IS SLEEPING on the table? DL accepts the progressive meaning in lots of other similar situations?

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/helmad

that sounds right. Highly unlikely that the table is the cat's habitual sleeping place of choice:-)

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Germanlehrerlsu

Really a good point! For me 'is sleeping' just sounded right, closer to what someone would normally say. But your observation explains WHY it sounds right! Grazie! That said, I've got to confess to having a 20 lb fat cat who pretty much habitually sleeps on the table -- it's pretty much Georgio's place of choice!

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/helmad

The pronunciation of tavolo sounds like ta VO lo when it should be TAvolo

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/giovaug

The right pronunciation is TAvolo

May 22, 2014
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