"Where do you come from?"

Translation:Da dove vieni?

May 24, 2013



I said 'Di dove tu vieni?' I was marked wrong and the correct solution omitted the pronoun 'tu.' Can someone explain please?

May 24, 2013


Remember that the subject is very rarely expressed in Italian :-) "Di dove" is also possible, but in that case it stresses that the question is about the place one lives whereas "da dove" marks the movement from somewhere.

September 21, 2013


you can say "Da dove vieni tu?", but not "da dove tu vieni?"

July 18, 2013


When I took an Italian class years ago, we were taught "Di dove vieni?" was how to ask, "Where are you from?" as in "What country are you from?"

I'm wondering why Duolingo doesn't accept this. Unless there is a difference between "where do you come from" as in your nationality vs. "where are you coming from right now" as in you are just coming from the store, etc. I guess Duolingo is just asking for the latter.

Also, for further reading about "di dove": http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-make-introductions-in-italian.html

December 29, 2013


You can use "di dove" if followed by "sei/รจ/siete/sono" (to be). But if you use "venire" then "di dove" sounds odd. "da dove vieni" is the correct question :-)

December 29, 2013


Looks like I got it mixed up. I will forever switch "di" and "da."

Here's a good discussion which goes in to great detail about them:


December 31, 2013


I wrote "Da dove vieni tu?" and was marked wrong! Most irritating!

September 7, 2013


Da dove venivi? is supposd to be marked as correct. Is this not the "imperfect" tense, where did you you used to come from? If so I'm calling b.s. as there are no lessons on the imperfect up to now, unless I'm sleeping that is.

September 30, 2013


"Di dove sei?" is accepted.

February 27, 2014


Could it be "Da dove tu vieni?"?

March 22, 2014


"Da dove tu vieni" is not a question. If you want to use the subject (but you normally don't use it in Italian) in a question, then you need to put it after the verb, like in English.

March 30, 2014


To me that sounds like "from where do you you come from". Can a wonderful Italian confirm this?

June 20, 2014
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