I got the answer right but i was guessing: I think that the word should have been presented previously
The question before, translating from Italian to English, said that giacca was a blazer. I put blazer this time and apparently got it wrong
Same here. Makes me wonder how accurate the whole 'course' is.
Me too. If you look at the English course for Italian speakers, some of the translations are priceless.
No related to duolingo, but I heard if you take an english language film, translate to another language then take that translation and go back to english you get really weird dialog.
Depends How Good You Are At Translating.
Same here. I've reported the inconsistency
this world was not presented,,,
I offered up "the blazer" as the translation here, and given that that's even offered as one of the possible translations by duolingo itself, it really seems that should be an acceptable response.
Two sentences before it was "the blazer", now it is wrong and it is "the jacket". I am really confused. :-/
I know this is probably the obvious translation, but not two questions ago it was shown as a translation for "the coat". Is there any distinction between "cappotto" and "giacca" or are they interchangeable?
I think it may be that a cappotto is more of a long coat, where a giacca is more of a jacket.
"la giacca" is used for "the jacket" and "il cappotto" is used for "the coat". I don't know if I answered your question the right way :P Hope it helped.
There might be a gray area when it comes to fashion but they're not exactly interchangeable. Where did you see that? And if you find it again, could you let me know? Thanks!
it was on the opening question, a woman wearing a red woollen long coat/jacket but the choice given was the coat.
This one too! I answered the blazer since the question before used giacca as blazer. Please fix these! You're messing up my scores!!
I love the false cognates. "Giacca" sounds like "jaca" in Portuguese, but meaning jackfruit.
I put "the blazer" as my answer and got it wrong too. According to google translate "the blazer" is "il blazer" and "the jacket" is "il giacco".
La giacca.. sorry.
I hate when duolingo asks me to spell a word I haven't been introduced to yet.
You aren't alone. No need to hate, let's repeat the lesson.
Is "giacca" also used in ballistics, as in the English "full metal jacket(FMJ)", meaning the copper layer over a bullet?
Check your own answers
Make up your mind, DuoLingo! La giacca is either the blazer or the jacket. The jacket is correct per iTranslate. You counted me wrong!
I thought I could also write "blazer" as the answer... this is confusing.
No more blazer?
I believe the g is supposed to sound like a j.
When followed by an "i". Probably also by an "e".
couldn't understand that one at all, not even in slow mode.
Any help with the "g" sound at the beginning?? As a Spanish speaker, it sounds weird when I'm trying to pronunce it.
It's a bit like the J of your French neighbors to the north, but a bit harsher, a tiny bit less voicing, more of an initial stop followed by release than in French.
Before -i or -e, G is pronounced like the English J in "jack". In all other cases it is pronounced like normal G in "go".
Duo writes as a right answer: the coat. It is wrong. The correct answers are: the suit or the blazer
Same here. Blazer was a correct translation for giacca. But this one marks it as incorrect.
is giacca used for either a jacket or a blazer?
Previously the word 'blazer' had been used by duolingo to translate 'la giacca'. Consistency is needed.
The Dickens Is A Blazer? And Why Owuld You Try To Use It As The Translation Instead Of "The Jacket" When That's More Obvious As Giacca Sounds Like Jacket?
Giacca sembung bawa golok
Sometimes translated as blazer
You have changed the definition of giCca.blazer to jacket.
la giacca is the jacket !!!
I did not get it wrong!!!