"Lui rimase in silenzio durante il pasto."

Translation:He remained silent during the meal.

September 22, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stuart.hol2

Sounds like a line from a Montalbano novel - he never talks while he's eating.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Natasha724548

Quando mangio, non parlo.


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

He knew where the body was . This is warming up . .


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

Maybe you could be silent but moving around. Or you could be quiet and speaking.


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

why not "throughout" in place of "during"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nerevarine1138

That was accepted for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamM.G

Here we have "in silenzio" = in silence; but in a previous lesson "silenzio" without the "in" = in silence. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nerevarine1138

Do you remember the sentence from the other lesson? It might have been a contextual difference.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LouisNunez4

A more colloquial American English translations would be "He kept silent during the meal"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terence544359

Good we needed Commissario Montalbano to find all those dead bodies littered throughout DL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesworks75503

Why not "he remained in silence during the meal."?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nerevarine1138

Because "in silence" sounds odd in this sentence. It might make sense with some tweaks and by setting off "in silence" from the rest of the clause (e.g. "There he remained, in silence, until the meal ended."). But without those, it just hits the ear wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T-time6

I agree that "silent" sounds a lot better but "in silence" wouldn't be ungrammatical here


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

why not "he remained on silence"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nerevarine1138

That makes no sense in English (or Italian). One can't be "on" silence.

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