Translation:The pasta?

November 18, 2014


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I ask myself this question, like, every morning when I look at myself in the mirror.

December 13, 2015


how is this a question exactly?

April 25, 2016


Maybe if someone asks you, "Can I have that bowl of something?" and you say, "The pasta?" "Yeah".

July 6, 2016


The answer is yes!

July 1, 2016


The answer is ALWAYS yes

April 15, 2017


The answer is 42

February 16, 2018


Why the question mark?

April 3, 2016


Why not?

April 3, 2016


Would someone ask "Pasta?" instead of "Pastan?" Because I can't say I hear the "n" at the end. But if someone would always use the definite suffix in asking a one word question, then hearing the "n" wouldn't really matter, I guess.

February 14, 2015


There's no rule about that, you can ask either Pasta? or Pastan? depending on what you mean, just like in English. We're in an A/B test right now so I can't know for sure which TTS you're hearing, but if you've got the new one like I have, the final n is indeed a bit weak and could be easy to miss.

February 14, 2015


For questions, should I ignore the tonal inflections in the TTS? To me this sounds like a statement, not a question, unless Swedish is significantly different from English in this regard?

June 29, 2015


I'd say yes, that's what the TTS does worst. The intonation is really off here. Also, it often misses stressing particles, like om in tycker om 'likes' which should always be stressed.

June 29, 2015


Why is this a question? Pasta is always the answer.

September 30, 2017


No, it's not.

A. Jag har glömt något. (I've forgotten something)

B. Pastan? (The pasta?)

A. Nej, såsen. (No, the sauce.)

June 18, 2018


They were making a joke.

June 18, 2018


Jag ber om ursäkt för humordetekteringsfel!

June 20, 2018


Honestly, I think that this could be used in a restaurant setting... As to ask about the pasta. Like in fancy establishments that only have two or three options a night, and one was pasta. You would ask about the pasta( "Pastan?"). Just a guess tho, could totally be wrong.

January 11, 2016


You could use it in every setting with a context about pasta.

January 11, 2016


Very true, but people were confused saying that it makes no sense, so I threw this up to possibly help them make sense of it. Haha (:

January 11, 2016


Q: Pastan? A: [The] [Pasta] (correct)

where is a "?" question mark? 물음표는 어디에 있나요?

February 28, 2017


Please stick to English, thanks.

Duolingo ignores question marks, periods, commas, etc., and occasionally that'll show in e.g. mobile apps as well. We can't affect that. But "The pasta?" with a question mark is definitely the intended accepted version.

February 28, 2017
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