"La mia famiglia non è tanto grande."

Translation:My family is not that big.

5/19/2013, 12:13:10 AM

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/justlovemekay

curious if "my family is not too big" would be acceptable?

5/23/2013, 6:59:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneDavison

I am curious as well. I thought that tanto had a negative connotation. So I would think this sentence suggests that the speaker thinks that their family is not big to the point of being a detriment. If you were making a neutral observation about family size, wouldn't it just be "molto grande"?

8/13/2013, 4:48:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/mgarado

Doesn't work. I just used it and lost a heart.

2/7/2014, 1:25:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/FlamingoDingo

What is the difference between molto and tanto?

1/11/2014, 12:13:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jonny3397

I'm in italy right now and the difference is like this molto = very. ex: molto bene, molto bello, etc... tanto = a lot. ex: tanto di questa, abbiamo tante scarpe

1/29/2014, 5:19:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/FlamingoDingo

Then I would think molto would fit better here, wouldn't it?

1/29/2014, 5:35:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jonny3397

yes it would

1/29/2014, 6:26:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dwarven_hydra
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"Molto" is like "much". "Tanto" is more like "very much", "so much", or "that much". That's my understanding of it, anyway.

1/11/2014, 1:45:41 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/dwarven_hydra
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That's actually a lie. *Has ENORMOUS family*

5/19/2013, 12:13:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenMyers

It could be confusing that the translation given in the drop-down for 'tanto' does not give 'not very' as an option with the negative?

8/28/2013, 6:25:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/xyphax
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I put 'my family is not very large' and will walk away with my heart today :-)

2/22/2014, 12:11:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Justic

Estos Culeros me cambian la respuesta cada vez que yo la escribo bien.

4/30/2014, 11:27:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ex3mity
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ok and my family is not much large?

11/18/2013, 7:31:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM
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That's not good English.

6/2/2014, 4:31:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/GlenM
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I've reported that it's not accepting 'not too big.' I'll report back if I get a response.

6/2/2014, 4:31:11 AM
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