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"Le sorelle arrivano fin qui."

April 21, 2013

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

What does 'fin qui' mean and how does it work in this sentence? Does 'fin qui' mean 'this far'? If so, why does it accept my answer 'the sisters arrive here'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Voltaic117

It sounds to me like 'fin' indicates where the verb is ending. I'm not a skilled Italian speaker (yet!), but to me it is not unlikely that "they arrive finishing here" is the same as "they arrive here"


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

Both english translations are awkward. We don't say arrive to here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabi115

i agree. In English it is definitely: The sisters arrive here.


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

I fully agree. "To here" is never said in English...


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

"To here" is never said in English...': - only in expressions such as 'the flood water rose up to here', or the colloquial 'I've had it up to here' (meaning 'I've had quite enough').


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

Could you say "Le sorelle arrivano fin a qui" instead? Isn't 'fin a' = until, in Italian? So, "the sisters arrive until here"? I didn't write 'a' since I didn't hear it on the recording in this exercise, but I remember reading that 'fin a' were used together to convey 'until' somewhere before...


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

alternate solution was : 'The sisters arrive this far'. What does this even mean in english?

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