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"Quanto può vivere una persona senza petrolio?"

Translation:How long can a person live without oil?

May 30, 2013

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

Quanto = how long? Is the element of time implied? I feel like a direct translation in English would be too vague to work, so I'm curious.


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"Quanto" refers to quantity in general, and it can be used to refer to time ("tra quanto passa l'autobus?" - "how long till the next bus?"), length ("quanto è distante?" - "how far is it?"), weight ("quanto pesa?" - "how much does it weigh?"), and so on.

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