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"Passo il piatto al ragazzo."

May 6, 2013

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

is this from the verb PASSARE? doesn't that mean ''to pass by''??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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Yes, it's for the verb passare, but it doesn't only mean to pass by, also "to pass to" as in this case, or simply "to pass" (e.g. il tempo passa - time passes).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob.s.frank

Why didn't this accept "Pass the plate to the boy," which would be said like a command?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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"Passo" is the conjugation for "I pass", so it can't be a command; for that it'd have to be conjugated to a second person and imperative (passa, passate, or formal passi, passino).

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