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"Di cosa parlano i testi delle canzoni?"

April 24, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.Franchomme

I think there still is a problem!

  • "What are the lyrics of the songs talking about?"

should be a correct answer, right? whereas "What are the lyrics of the song talking about?" is accepted and shouldn't!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris123456

So there appears to be no direct translation for the word "lyrics" and we have to understand that the phrase "i testi delle canzioni" means "the lyrics of the song." Couldn't duolingo be a little kinder to me and accept a more literal translation such as "Of what do the texts of the song speak?" If it did I would remember not only how to construct the Italian sentence but also the better translation which duolingo then suggests.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris123456

I guess no-one's answering this because I can't have my own way here. ok - but that heartless owl is a greedy old raptor with sharp talons sometimes! ;)


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

Hi Chris, it works now. You're right, 'lyrics' is an odd concept to grasp!


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

I think its fair, i didn't get it, but once the answer was revealed it seemed so obvious!


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

"What do the lyrics of the songs talk about?" is accepted today. Just to give some idea.


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

I would say that "What are the words of the songs about?" is a common way of asking the question in English.

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