"Un chilometro è breve."

Translation:A kilometer is short.

May 27, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/rjjacob

è tutto relativo.

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

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

May 27, 2013

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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.

May 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gianpaolo688419

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

December 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GidiZisk

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

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EireneMaladaga

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

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sweetazahoney

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

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/-Libertalia-

...but my love for you will last longer.

February 19, 2018
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