"Più di uno su cinque è senz'acqua."

Translation:More than one in five are without water.

5/5/2013, 3:17:13 PM


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No explanation: one in five = uno/a su cinque. Cheer up, how do you think people struggling with two foreign languages at a time are doing? In this case both Italian and English are foreign languages. They have to understand what "su" means and then find the right translation in English. I never told anybody that learning a language is easy. It is time consuming, often tedious but most of all it is fun because you will get a different view on how to say things and will be able to communicate in another language.

5/5/2013, 6:24:49 PM

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Absolutely! You end up learning much more than a list of new words and grammar rules :)

5/7/2013, 6:52:26 PM

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Sigh. OK, why "su", in "Più di uno su cinque"? Why is it there are fourteen different ways to say in, but "in" or "nel" aren't good enough?

5/5/2013, 3:17:14 PM


I think of this like a fraction where there is the number one, then a line, both the number and the line "over" (su) the number five...and voilà! You have the fraction 1/5th. More than one fifth of the world is without water...sad, but true.

6/19/2014, 5:38:23 AM


This is actually true! And there's plenty of good organizations out there working for giving people access to clean water. You should check them out if you want to participate!

6/9/2013, 9:16:21 PM

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More than one of five are without water. Can I use "of" in this sentence.

8/15/2013, 5:13:03 AM

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“One out of five“ is accepted instead.

2/18/2014, 5:54:14 AM


Why do they use "è" to mean "are." Since it's "one is without water," shouldn't it be "one in five is without water?" I don't see what a prepositional phrase would change the verb form. Very confusing.

7/22/2014, 12:23:55 AM

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È corretto anche senza acqua

7/9/2017, 6:32:43 PM


when did "su" become "in"

8/28/2018, 10:36:06 AM
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