"Tu chiudi la porta e apri la finestra."

Translation:You close the door and open the window.

May 13, 2013



Shouldn't it be "...ed apri.." here, because apri begins with a vowel?

February 22, 2014


Not necessarily. See my discussion about
la d eufonica
with Teaaaa here:

March 24, 2014


Well, this is interesting. I followed the link and read that discussion (but not the link in that discussion), and the consensus there seems to be that if the vowels preceding and following the e (and, apparently, a & o) are the same, the d eufonica should be used. However, this sentence meets that condition, but it is not used. But thank you still for your research and comments, xyphax.

February 23, 2016


Why is "Close the door and open the window" not accepted? Is the command/imperative form different from "chuidi"/"apri"? Otherwise the subject is implied in English. . .

March 27, 2014


Perhaps for the same reason tu is used, to stress that YOU do it.

March 29, 2014


I guess you know why by now, but for anyone else who don't:

-ere/ire verbs conjugate the same in the regular present/imperative tenses for "you" and "formal you" pronouns. So

pronoun regular imperative
you informal chuidi chuidi
you formal/he/she chuide chuide

But -are verbs in the present/imperative tenses conjugate different for "you" and "formal you" pronouns:

pronoun regular imperative
you informal apri apra
you formal/he/she apra apri

So "Close the door and open the window" -> "Chiudi la porta e apra la finestra"


December 20, 2018


I repeated the 'you' pronoun for 'open'. I think there should be nothing wrong with repeating the pronoun for the second verb, even though it is not necessary

May 13, 2013


I agree. It works now!

May 13, 2013


One sentence ago, I used "You" in a "close the window" type sentence, and it gave the imperative as an alternative answer. This time it did not accept the imperative, and insisted on a declarative statement. What's the story? I'm never sure if the simple "You" form is all that is necessary for an imperative.

January 15, 2016
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