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"Potesne me lavare?"

Translation:Are you able to wash me?

October 13, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcodaVin3

Lavabis me et super nivem dealbabor.


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

Sounds like a hymn we used to sing ("Purificami o Signore. Sarò più bianco della neve.").


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

Translation, please.


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

"You will wash me, and I will be whiter than snow" (or more literally, "and I will be of a whiteness above/beyond snow").


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

Thank you. That is helpful.


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

Why not "Could you wash me?", I think that would be more common and polite


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

As written in the dust on the back of a dirty chariot.


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

"Can you bathe me?" was marked wrong.


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

Not the same. Washing is cleaning with water. Bathing is washing with immersion (a bath). People can wash with shower or the old style with a water pot.

To bath = balneare.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theo639847

why is "can you wash me" wrong?


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

It shouldn't be; it's an exact (English) equivalent to "Are you able to wash me," so it ought to be accepted; can't explain why it isn't (but note the discussion above, started by Gitirana, who asks the same question).

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