1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Italian
  4. >
  5. "Lo chiamerò."

"Lo chiamerò."

Translation:I will call him.

July 25, 2014


Sorted by top post


Why not "call it"? I'm constantly losing hearts over the apparent ambiguity of "lo and la" here.

July 25, 2014


An "it" that can be called would be a robot. Considering that Duo is a robot I think it should be accepted ;) But should not also "her" be allowed? I just lost a heart on that.

August 2, 2014


You could call a number you didn't recognise, or call the speaking clock, it doesn't really matter- if it's a possible translation, however unlikely, it should really be included. :/ If it was "call her", however, I think it would probably be "(Io) la chiamero", rather than "lo". (:

August 5, 2014


Mmnn, this is still catching me out...Why is it not 'Gli chiamerò."?

June 20, 2015


Because "gli" is for indirect objects, and "him" is a direct object in this sentence.

July 26, 2015


I have just had 'I am going to call him' marked wrong and the correct translation said 'I am going to call him tomorrow' - I don't understand where tomorrow is in that sentence.

March 23, 2016


Should be I shall call him. I don't understand why they get this wrong every time.

September 19, 2015


While 'shall' should be accepted as well, 'will' is also acceptable because it's more common in many places. http://grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/shall_will.htm - especially if it is important that the call happen.

February 22, 2016


Presumably they don't have enough people to sort it out. Even a cursory glance at basic grammar books will show you that "I shall call him" is a more "correct" form, even if "I will call him" has become common in everyday use, and not just saved for sentences where you want to express determination.

November 4, 2017


"It" could be the taxi or any other masculine gendered thing.

July 25, 2017


If it's not shout for it must be phone - rejects both. Make your mind up.

August 22, 2017


Or it could just be "call".

August 22, 2017


Why not also "I am going to call him"?

March 4, 2018
Learn Italian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.