"Where had you put it?"

Translation:Dove l'avevi messa?

June 19, 2013



"Dove LO avevi messo" andrebbe accettato.

October 29, 2014


How can I tell when I should use "ci" for it, rather than "lo", "l'", etc?

June 19, 2013


Use lo,la,li,le and l' for direct objects. lo and la are singular, li and le are plural, and l' is used before vowels.

What is a direct object depends on the verb, some examples are what you give in dare, what you put in mettere and what you say in dire... that's the general idea, but you have to become familiar with each verb to know whether the 'it' is going to be a direct object or not.

Ci is a pronoun for when the thing is not a direct object. I find it more complicated and, rather than learning the rules, just remember individual verbs that it goes with. Such as ci penso, which means i think about it.

July 4, 2013


Check this out, it really helped me understand ci and ne.


December 21, 2014


I wrote Dove l'avevi messo because it can be masculin and femenin it, but I don't unterstand why it is wrong

November 22, 2013


"Dove l'avevi messo" isn't wrong. Like you said, lacrimae2, "it" can be masculine or feminine. They probably forgot to include it in their database of possible translations for this sentence. Just report it and after several reports they will add it.

December 2, 2013


The same thing happened to me. Does anyone know why this sentence doesn't allow 'messo' but requires 'messa'?

December 2, 2013


DL accepts "Dove l'avevi messo" March 2014.

March 17, 2014


How do you know when to contract "lo" or "la" before a vowel? It seems like sometimes DL accepts it and sometimes it doesn't.

January 23, 2014


when do you use "avere + messo" and "essere + messo"? I've seen both.

April 8, 2014


'essere' plus 'messo' can be used to form a sentence in the passive voice. You can find more details here:


March 25, 2015


thanks so much, xphax. This is site is very helpful.

March 26, 2015


How come that "messa" can be accepted here as well?

February 28, 2015


Dove lo avevi messo is correct

July 15, 2018
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