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"Vuoi che ti porto a casa?"

Translation:Do you want me to take you home?

April 18, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josh2934

What is che ti doing in there? I saw nothing that would make me think i am taking action here, like io, mi, me. I'm lost.


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

"Vuoi che io ti porti a casa?" / congiuntivo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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Yeah it definitely needs congiuntivo here; switching congiuntivo with presente is something you hear pretty often in colloquial speech though (wrong nonetheless).


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

"Do you want that I take you home?" Is it possible on that way? Somebody please explain that.


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

To me it sounds like what a New Yorker might say, but not technically correct English.


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

You're right about it sounding rather like New York and/or maybe New Jersey dialect. I wouldn't say it isn't correct - especially not while I'm standing on a street corner in Yonkers - but it's probably safe to say that it isn't standard broadcast English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidCaldw1

Because of the Italian influence in those states. ;-)


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

From Massachusetts, this is standard here too. In the context, for example, your friend is feeling ill at a party you'd ask, "do you want me to take you home?"


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

No, that does not work in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lloydo3000

It's not how we say it but it's a literal halfway between the translations. Most people would understand if you said that to them.


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

Would "Do you want me to bring you to your house?" be a suitable translation? I know there's no literal possessive there but I've seen many duolingo sentences express an implied possessive.


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

What is wrong with "Do you want me to carry you home?" In appropriate context of course.

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