"Quale dei due libri ti è piaciuto?"

Translation:Which of the two books did you like?

May 17, 2013

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Why is it Quale and not Quali in this sentence? Is the which not referring to the libri? Or is there another lesson to be learned about the use of Piacere here for me? Thanks for any help on this.


Quale ti è piaciuto? = Which one did you like?

Quali ti sono piaciuti? = Which ones did you like?

The person asking the question here assumes you only enjoyed one of the two books, so it would be strange to use quali. However, if there were more to choose from (Which of the books in the library did you like?) then quali would be more appropriate.


Perfect! That makes perfect sense now. And that also shores up my question as to why è was used rather than sono here... Grazie!


And why is it "quale" instead of "qual"? Are both correct?


No, "qual" is only used in constructions with "essere" 3rd person singular: "qual è" and "qual era". Possibly some more that I forget right now.


OK - I know (in simple terms) when we translate 'to like' we use the reflexive form of piacere, and translated literally it means 'is pleasing to'. So, surely, the answer to this question could also have been "Which of the two books pleased you?" - as well as "Which of the two books did you like?" Confused here - I always think of 'like' as being 'pleasing'.


Both of those seem correct to me, not fluent so don't take my word for it. Report the sentence to suggest both of those answers as correct.


I answered "which of the two books did you like" and I was told that I was almost correct but should have answered: "Which of the two books have you liked?" Anyone got any views on this?


It accepts "Which of the two books did you like" as of 3/9/14.


Thanks - I think they may have accepted a report of mine. I've had a fair few "report accepted" things recently - which is very impressive - I do wish that when they replied they gave you a link to the original comment and question though.


which of the two books pleased you? why is it wrong?


''Quale dei due libri ti è piaciuto?'' ma ''quali libri ti sono piacuiti?'' Did I get it right?


Mukkapazza above gave the clue...Quale = Which (one)...Quali = Which (ones )...It follows that the past participle should refer to one book (un libro) which is masculine and singular...hence piaciuto....If you had a similar sentence..Which books did you like... it would become..Quali libri ti sono piaciuti. Hope this helps.


I wrote Which of the two books do you like and am marked wrong. Why is "did" correct and "do" wrong?


"ti piace" would be present tense, "ti è piaciuto" is past tense.


Ti è cherciuto! gheciuto! Certainly doesn't sound anything like piaciuto, even once I knew what he was supposed to be saying! Audio seems to be going from bad to worse!

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