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"La ragazza era arrivata nell'appartamento circa un anno fa."

June 1, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/avellone42

My translation (rejected): The girl had come to the apartment about a year ago. The "correct" translation is not natural English - it would sort of stylistic, anyway. Being an English speaker, I don't know if this is the most natural way to express this idea in Italian (as opposed to using venire).


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

It's weird either way. It sounds like someone came one year ago and never left the apartment again.


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

And you're right I think because earlier levels offered "to come" when Arrivare was used.

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