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"Non avrei conosciuto le gioie che mi ha dato il calcio."

Translation:I would not have known the joys that soccer gave me.

June 28, 2013



I can not speak for the English, but an American would use JOY instead of joys in this sentence


I can't speak for the English either, but as a Scot and therefore a UK English speaker I'm not sure that there's anything wrong with this. I would take the speaker to be referring to multiple specific instances of joy arising from the sport, or different specific types of joy. Joy in the singular would be more that the sport generally gave the speaker joy.


I wouldn´t say that it is necessarily wrong to say ¨joys¨ but in my view ¨joy¨ singular should also be accepted, as it is more common. I´ve reported it.


I don't think I have ever heard the word "joys" ( and I am of several decades..) .In describing several events that you have enjoyed you would still say 'Joy".

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