1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Italian
  4. >
  5. "Who was answering the teleph…

"Who was answering the telephone?"

Translation:Chi rispondeva al telefono?

May 14, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter2108

rispondere always takes preposition a


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VamsVams

yes in transitive form, but other forms: (I answered in writing) Ho risposto per iscritto


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lukesmom53

Sorry! It says THE telephone. Why isn't it il telefono?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charles751522

I got tagged for that also, but then just switched the way I look at rispondere....it will no longer be "answer" in my mind but "respond".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TechLich

Then who was phone?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giuseppe777570

I guess it's more like "Who was responding to the telephone?" in english.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.mellivora

italian mother speaker here, "AL telefono" should be correct too.

Learn Italian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.