"Questo treno parte alle nove in punto."

Translation:This train leaves at nine sharp.

May 6, 2013


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In Italy? Not likely. ;)

November 1, 2015


maybe the previous one...

May 16, 2017


I had "precisly" for "in punto," which I think conveys the precise meaning. The problem with some words is that there are too many ways that they can be translated, and this is one - on the dot, exactly, preciesly, puntually, .....

October 4, 2013


Yeah, I am trying not to rely on hints anymore and simply look up the words. 'in punto' is one of the many phrases listed for the use of the word punto:


July 4, 2014


What does the 'in punto' mean? I guessed that this sentence means'This train leaves at nine on the dot', but I got it wrong. Does 'in punto' just mean ' o'clock'? I thought 'alle nove' already meant 'at nine o'clock'. I can't find anything helpful in the dictionary hints or on the translation site I use.

May 6, 2013


It means at nine o'clock sharp.

May 6, 2013


I would think that that would mean that "The train leaves at nine on the dot" would be a perfectly acceptable translation. Thanks. :)

May 6, 2013


I looked up 'in punto' just to be sure (since the dictionary hints are a bit mad - I'll report it), and it does of course give 'on the dot' as well as 'sharp'. ;)

May 28, 2013


Thanks. Duolingo does now accept 'on the dot'. :)

May 28, 2013


Could "in punto" translate as "punctually" ?

December 22, 2014


.....at nine exactly... is also correctly.

October 5, 2014


I presume that a lot of DL users have also tried Memrize. They translate "in punto" as "o'clock" (Italian course 2 level 19). I have completed and enjoyed all seven of their Italian courses. For those of you who complain about DL's lack of flexibility, you should try Memrize for a while. They only accept one and only one "correct" answer.

July 25, 2018


The first recording just says: "Questo treno parte alle nove". Only the slow one pronounces the whole sentence.

June 6, 2015


Italy....... train...... on the dot!!!

July 9, 2017


"This train leaves punctually at nine" should be accepted but wasn't

April 2, 2019


This must be a German train.

May 1, 2019


Well it’s surely not a British train

May 26, 2019
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