"Lascia che ti spiego."

Translation:Allow me to explain.

May 10, 2013



I have no idea how this answer was correct and think I may be missing an explanation. I assumed it would mean "he lets go (based on the a ending of lascia meaning he lets go of) of what (based on che meaning that or what) I explain (spiego) to you (ti). Anyone got any ideas how I could have reached the correct solution?

May 10, 2013


Allow me to explain :)) Lascia has two forms: the third person singular in the present indicative tense as you correctly state in your post "he/she/it leaves/lets go of" BUT it also has an imperative (command) form which relates to the second person singular of the imperative tense and conveys the meaning of "You leave (allow, permit) me to explain" Hope I have explained that ok to you ;)

May 10, 2013


So I guess it's like the English word "let". We say "I let go of it", but also "Let me explain this to you".

February 12, 2014


Not sure I have got my head round it yet but that definitely helps, thanks :)

June 14, 2013


So the "ti" is implied? Let me explain it to you?

June 29, 2013


i meant to put "Leave what I explain to yourself", as in I explain something, and you don't say anything about it... But it doesn't accept it, even seeing as it's a logical (Kind of) sentence

July 22, 2013


What is"che" doing in there?

April 23, 2014


I don't understand how to get a "me" out of this at all. Lascia is the conjugation for he/she, and ti is for you, so if anything it seems like it should be "allow him to explain it to you." Where does "me" come in?? Shouldn't it be lascio?

May 10, 2014


because in this case lascia is the second-person imperative: "i'm asking/ordering to you to let me explain". hmmm i wonder why not use "lasciami che te spiego" then, is it redundant?

May 11, 2014


Leave (so) that I explain it to you :)

June 7, 2018


Why "ti" and not "te"?

February 9, 2014


So lascia can also mean let me explain?

July 26, 2014


Duo, what have you done? :)

June 10, 2017


In the latest example they give Lascia che spiego as the correct answer. I too am confused, as I thought it should be Lascia me che spiego. I really do not understand this one.

June 8, 2018


Think of it as "You leave it to me so that I should explain it to you" Lascia because it's also used as second person imperative

July 7, 2018


If it is "ti spiego" it means it is explain to "you" not just "explain"

October 23, 2018


WHY--wwwwhhyyyyyyy do they keep using imperative forms of verbs in the already horribly confusing clitics section?

November 25, 2018


Why not...You allow me to explain? Is there a spot where I can get help with clictics??? I do not understand them at all.

January 5, 2019


It's tough already to understand the clitics, but why introduce the imperative when it's still a few lessons away?

February 17, 2019


Even with everyone's posts trying to help (thank you btw), i still have no idea how this one translates. All the first person, second, third, verbs here, pronouns there, reflective this and objects that... I'm beyond confused. I hoped to enjoy learning italian.

February 22, 2019
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