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"I ragazzi fanno tardi."

April 16, 2013

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

Curious, why "fanno" and not "sono"?


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In Italian to have the same usage as in English you need to translate 'late' with 'in ritardo': "I ragazzi sono in ritardo". When you use 'presto' (early) or 'tardi' (late) referred to a subject (i.e.not impersonal) you need to use the verb fare.

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