"Chi ti insegna?"

Translation:Who teaches you?

June 23, 2013



How do differ "Who teaches you" and "Who do you teach"? One is te and one is ti? Reminder please.

October 2, 2014


It comes down to sentence analysis but most importantly verb conjugation.

In this example Chi ti insegna you have:
what is the action/verb?
insegna = (he/she/it) teaches, verb, 3rd person singular
who does the action?
chi = Who, subject
what/who does the subject action (who does who teaches) ?
ti = you, direct object

Who you teaches ==> who teaches you?

It can not be who do you teach, because that would change the construction of the sentence and but especially the verb conjugation as the subject of the sentence changes:
what is the action/verb?
teach = insegni, verb, 2nd person singular
who does the action?
you = tu, subject
what/who does the subject action (who does you teach) ?
Who = Chi, direct object

Chi tu insegni

I hope this can help you

November 30, 2014


Thank you! This is an excellent explanation!

March 8, 2016


wonderful explanation. Have a lingot

March 17, 2019


Chi ti insegna also means "who is teaching you." The progressive should not be marked as a mistake!

June 23, 2013


Agreed. It usually accepts progressive / continuous

November 17, 2015


It was accepted for me (Jul.2017)

July 5, 2017


Sorry no matter how many times I look at this sentence I cannot understand why it is insegna rather than insegni? What I am missing here?

September 14, 2017


The subject of the verb is "chi" (who), which is third person singular, so the verb has to agree with that subject and be third person singular (insegna).

Chi ti insegna?

Who teaches you?

"Insegni" means "you teach". If you want to ask, "who do you teach", you becomes the subject of the verb.

Chi insegni (tu)?

Who do you teach?

May 5, 2018



Teach you who ask I?

October 30, 2017


Ti is the same for object and subject pronoun so how do I know it's who teaches you or who do you teach?

November 7, 2014


"Ti" is a direct or indirect object, "tu" is the subject pronoun. Your other hint is the conjugation of the verb. If it were "you teach", the verb would be "insegni".

May 5, 2018


Why is "chi t'insegna" not allowed? Is that too casual?

April 16, 2016


Thank you for the explanation, SanneTofte ... I appreciate your taking the time to help us!

August 30, 2018



November 10, 2018


Io insegno me stessa.

February 28, 2019


Why is 'who is your teacher' wrong?

April 20, 2019


Chi รจ la tua insegnante?

Who is your teacher?

April 21, 2019
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