Very much a Brit thing but I'd say 'Let's swim in the river'. 'Let's go swim in the river' is more US- English.
I would never say let's go swim in the river. So trying to rote learn that answer is distracting. Let's swim in the river is perfectly acceptable and more neutral than let's go. It should be accepted.
Their answer is "let's go swim", which we wouldn't say in British English. My "let's go and swim" was disallowed and corrected to "let's go to swim", which sounds very unnatural to me. Reported.
hi Will, let's go to swim in the river would be a favoured response her in Ireland and would not be thought out of place, but there are obviously variations throughout the English speaking world.
Lets go swimming in the river or lets go to swim in the river but i would never say lets go swim in the river
In Australia we would say "Let's have a swim in the river" we don't say "Let's go swim" - that's American English.
One of the drop-down hints earlier suggested an alternative reading of ‘stream’, which I used... regrettably. Maybe I should have used ‘big stream’ instead? Most sarcasm aside, if they’re going to suggest alternate translations with no context or explanation of nuance it can get frustrating when they aren’t accepted as correct.
Ma il fiume è pericoloso!!! https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/11143820/Il-fiume-%C3%A8-pericoloso
It isn't -that's the correct answer I was given when I wrote "we are going to swim in the river". I guess this section still has room for improvement
Accepted " We go to swim in the river" 31/08/14. How can you tell when it's supposed to be imperative "Let's go.. " as in the translation above?
You can't, usually duo has been putting "!" after imperatives but not this time.
why is it "a nuotare" instead of just "nuotare"? I have been corrected by DL many times for putting the "a" first and I'm not sure what the deal is =o(
Hi d_johson6609 the Italian verb "andare" is always followed by the word "a" both in the case that the following word is a verb and that it is a noun. For example: "andiamo a nuotare" (we go to swim) and "andiamo a casa" (we go home). That's because the verb "andare" is intransitive and therefore it has not a direct object. Bye
"Let's swim" is already an action, you can't put two actions with "Let's". Either you say "Let's go..." to a place to do something, or "Let's swim..." directly.