"Lui chiede l'impossibile."

Translation:He asks the impossible.

May 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/AndezGrip

One impossible, coming right up!

July 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
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Cool sentence.

May 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/milanista1982

"Always with you what cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?" -Yoda

November 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pawelkekus

Do, or do not. There is no try.

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sabi33

I did not understand the meaning of the whole sentence !!would u Please translate it in a better way

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gloomee
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Is it like "he asks for the impossible"?

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ksoo
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I also would like to know this. Is there a "for" implied? How would you be able to tell the difference between, say, "He asks the dogs" and "He asks FOR the dogs" (requests the dogs, not asks on behalf of the dogs)?

January 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ariaflame
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If the following was something that a question could be asked of then I suspect 'per' would be used. Chiede i cani (he asks the dogs) Chiede per i cani (he asks for the dogs)

March 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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"the impossible" is a conceptual noun, and "to ask the impossible" is a well-known phrase/idiom. You can't reasonably ask a concept for something or to do something since it has no agency (it can't perform actions), so it is understood as a prepositional object even without the preposition, not as a direct object. The meaning is exactly the same as "to ask for impossible".

February 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rodomonte
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He expects the impossible from me.

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fJLo
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He asked for something that cannot be done. E.g. Can I have the moon?

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/carmenstanca

He demands the impossible = something that is impossible.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PATRICKPIZ1

if you are asking "can I write, 'he asks something that is impossible'", why do you want to add to something that is very clear and complete as it is?

Italians do know how to say what you are proposing. "lui chiede qualcosa che e(accented) impossibile."

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YeezusWest

Row row fight the power!

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/deejayvaidya
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I tried "He demands the impossible". I thought it more idiomatic, but it was not accepted.

March 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/stevesantore

Can you please stop global warming? Pleeeeeease?

April 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaTransue

Is he a politician?

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PATRICKPIZ1

this use of impossibile is not an adjective. this is a noun. regarding other comments in this thread, this is a common English (US) expression. it doesn't require anything other than a straight translation. no implied words necessary (for, from me, etc.) my question is: when an adjective is used as a noun is it always masculine? or could you use the feminine form and still be correct?

January 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/funnyiloveitaly2

Why not he asks the unearthly?

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Briguy84
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Can anyone guess where this one is from "Tu chiedi l'impossibile"? I'll give an lingot to the first person who answers correct

August 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hayley_t

Someone in Star Wars (Luke or Yoda?)

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Briguy84
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Very close, but which one!!!

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hayley_t

Ahhhh.Luke?

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Briguy84
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Correct, here's a lingot for you! It was in Empire Strikes Back and when Luke tries and fails to lift his X-Wing

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oscar29020

If you give me a lingot, I give you two

September 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Virgil50AD
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To get a green bed!

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ralda_019

Typical

December 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CavalloSenzaNome

Isn't impossibile in this sentence a noun rather than an adjective? Or is it assumed that impossibile describes a thing?

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vahiidnourii

so you should call TOM CRUISE

December 15, 2017
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