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"Passo il piatto al ragazzo."

May 6, 2013

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

May 6, 2013

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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).

May 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lucyvnakumara

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

August 24, 2013

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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).

August 25, 2013
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