I put "Do you want to be rich" and that was accepted. This, to me, is a more natural way of translating this. I (American) would rarely say "become" and would use "be" probably 95% of the time.
But there's already a word for "to be." Essere. They said diventare, which means become. Simple as that. You must be precise, not loose. This section is about verb translations. Make sure you use the right verb that directly corresponds.
Same here. However, according to Google Translate, "Do you want to be rich" is "Vuoi essere ricco?".
Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here.
This sounds to me like something the pitch man for a sleazy informercial might say!
I put "Want to become rich?" to see if it would be accepted (it wasn't). I can understand why, since it's probably not proper English without a subject, but it's a common pattern in speech.
I wrote " would you like to" instead of " do you want to" and it wasn't accepted. Does anyone know why?
Once again, overly rigid on accepted answers: "do you wish to become rich" is a perfectly acceptable rendition of this sentence into English. This is a consistent problem with this program.
I think, like the French's 'voudrais' and 'veux' what we are dealing with is parts of the same verb. In Italian the root form is 'volere' But if you want to use it for 'wish' which is closer to 'would like' you would use the conditional conjugation of the verb, io vorrei diventare ricco - I would like/wish to become rich. Or in the form here Vorresti diventare ricco - Would you like to become rich?
So because there is an Italian word that is closer to 'wish' then keep that translation for when that word is there.
Soglio is also right in that 'Do you wish to become rich' does feel a bit archaic.
Agree with Ariaflame, 'wish' is a bit more hypothetical than the more definite 'want' and when there are more appropriate translations available i can see why it's been rejected here
Exactly. In any case, "vuoi" means "you want" (from the infinitive "volere"). To wish, desiderare, is a totally different verb.