"The candies are on the plate."
Translation:Le caramelle sono nel piatto.
I know it is not necessarily the best translation, but shouldn't "i dolci" be accepted for "the candies"? It is listed as a translation if you peak.
ok - so i was wrong because I said nello which is only used for the plural/plates. So if I were to use nella it would be ok in front of something like borsa. Sorry I am really very much a beginner
Why is it that "on the" is accepted for nel? It always means "in the" in other lessons. Is there a special rule (or idiom) for this, when it is used with plate(s)? Shouldn't it be sul piatto?
Italians interpret a plate as a container, so "nel piatto" and "sul piatto" mean more or less the same thing; in English "in the plate" sounds odd.
I've found that about 90% of the time Italian uses the same prepositions as English. Every now and then you'll come across these different ones and just have to learn them. Sometimes you'll think "now that makes no sense" and sometimes you'll think "oh, that makes way more sense than English"
Curious. Why isn't "Esse caramelle sono nel piatto" correct. I thought an earlier lesson said candies take "a forgotten preposition in written Italian."
I know it sounds odd, but I remember it like this: to calculate the circumference of a plate, you need pi (the maths sign) and it looks like it's got 2 legs, so here you go, double letter). Or is my mind super weird?? :)
Thanks Frenchy for an answer as crazy as Beverley Hills but I think it'll work thanx!!! Btw your name suits you as you are as pretty as a French girl in Beverly Hills! ;-) PS Gave you a lingot gift in appreciation!
Molto grazie! Ahahah, it took me a second to figure out why you would speak of 'Beverly Hills'! I am French, but not at all in the US (it was simply an easy way to remember my username... Maybe it's my weird mind at play again!?) :)
"I dolci" is a correct translation for "candies" and should be accepted. This is the second time I gave had this problem, but Duo won't allow me to report the problem, or any of the issues I am having with Italian.