"Lo tenevo in braccio."

Translation:I was holding him in my arms.

5/10/2013, 5:54:10 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt
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Please notice "in braccio" is correctly being translated as "in my arms" Another way could be "nelle mie braccia"

5/10/2013, 10:14:58 PM

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Awful audio here - impossible to make out the words.

2/9/2015, 8:49:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/marygbaker

Yes, "tenevo" was pronounced wrong!

6/1/2015, 3:01:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/J.Franchomme
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Is this sentence wrong? 'I held him by the arm'

5/10/2013, 5:54:10 PM

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Yes, that would have been "Lo tenevo per il braccio".

5/10/2013, 7:12:21 PM

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Ok! And thank you for your quick answers!

5/10/2013, 8:59:23 PM

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Would 'I took him in my arms' be wrong?

4/30/2014, 2:33:28 PM

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Yes, "tenere" is "to hold". "to take" can be "prendere". "La prendeva per la mano quando facevamo del shopping." I (always) took her by the hand when we went shopping.

5/1/2014, 9:27:44 PM

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thanks!

5/2/2014, 7:42:58 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/colbymenning

la braccio = arm and le braccia = arms. The male form relates to branch of arteries, rivers, "i bracci" from il braccio or a mechanical arm.
But when "take by the arm" is said why do Italians use the male form?

6/11/2015, 2:00:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/casolina

i wrote : I embraced him , which I think is as least as correct a translation as your version, cheers Rudolf

4/26/2018, 2:55:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Frisbee15

Why is 'I kept it in my arms'? wrong?

10/31/2018, 8:18:19 PM
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