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"He reserves a table for me."

Translation:Lui prenota un tavolo per me.

June 12, 2013



So don't we reserve a tavola for dinner? I don't understand when to use la tavola if not in this context.

February 5, 2015


Er, wasn't "il tavolo" rather a desk to write at and "la tavola" the dinner table to eat at?

... Is the table in the restaurant "il tavolo"? I would have expected it to be "la tavola". wrong?

November 28, 2013


Yes, tavolo is the piece of furniture, and tavola is the table where you eat. However, for whatever reason, what you reserve in a restaurant is tavolo.

In a restaurant I could say 'Siamo tutti a tavola' (in my caveman grammar), but I would say 'Dobbiamo prenotare un tavolo al ristorante'.

This is a great little article.


May 22, 2015


la scrivania = the desk , il tavolo= the table, la tavola= the table, but the one that is layed with table cloth, cutlery etc.etc.

November 29, 2013


Thank you gmcolletti ... great link regarding tavola vs. tavolo.

August 29, 2018


Could you also say: Lui tiene un tavolo per me ??

June 12, 2013


I think that means he holds a table for me

August 8, 2013


Ya I put Una tavola and it was marked wrong.

April 20, 2015


"Una tavola" was accepted for me - I just forgot how to say "prenotare"!

May 11, 2015


Could you also say 'lui mi prenota un tavolo?'

October 13, 2016


What is wrong with saying "lui me prenota un tavolo"?

October 24, 2016


mi, not me. Review the Tips and Note in the Clitics-1 module. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/it/Clitic-Pronouns-1

Personal pronoun right before the verb is mi and after the verb is me or a me

March 18, 2017


what context would you use 'prenato' instead of 'prenota'?

October 11, 2017


Io prenoto un tavolo.

prenoto - I reserve

prenota - he/she reserves

October 16, 2017


Could someone please explain when to use "me" and "mi"?

October 10, 2019


I don't know the grammar jargon, but 'mi' is the equivalent to 'a me'.

Mi racconti la storia. Raccontami la storia. Racconti la storia a me. All mean tell me the story.

October 11, 2019
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