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"Un chilometro è breve."

Translation:A kilometer is short.

May 27, 2013

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

è tutto relativo.


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

Is there another English word for "breve"? Isn't basso = short?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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Its closer English cousin is "brief", but that doesn't work to describe kilometers; "basso" is short in height, "breve" or "corto" are short in length or time. Although Pépin le Bref (Pepin the Short) is commonly translated as "Pipino il Breve", much to the children's amusement.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gianpaolo688419

Oh really? If it's so short, running about five or so everyday wouldn't be too hard, would it?


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

I read breve is for time, so how can it be un chilometro è breve and not un chilometro è corto?


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

Isn't corto short or is breve another word for short?


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

I put a kilometer is little, because little was an option. However, it was marked wrong. I'm a little confused about that.

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