"Io coltivo le mele."

Translation:I grow apples.

July 4, 2013



what about the "cresce" ? i think this word also meaning of growing something right?

October 12, 2015


crescere is also "to grow" but reading the usage in Reverso.com, the difference seems to be crescere is used mainly when talking about the actual act of something growing: it is used for when children grow and grow up, beards grow, grass grows, toenails grow; it is also used for raising children.

coltivare is "to grow" or "to cultivate" - it refers to the purposeful planting and tending of something to produce either a crop or some benefit, like cultivating friends, cultivating attitudes, etc. I hope that helps.

October 22, 2016


Non coltivi gli alberi di mele?

July 4, 2013


An apple tree is un melo. Sort of cute.

July 5, 2013


So "Io coltivo meli" means I cultivate apple trees?.

March 1, 2014
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