"La risposta del capitano arriva oggi."

Translation:The captain's answer arrives today.

July 5, 2013



arriva -) arrives but not comes??

July 5, 2013


I agree, comes is the best in this case. The verbs to go, to come, to arrive are always used slightly differently in every language.

If it's still not accepted, please report it and we will change it! :)

October 15, 2014


Venire is to come in Italian.

October 14, 2014


Why can't this be "The response from the captain arrives today"? Does 'del' only mean 'from' when talking about a place?

August 29, 2013


The most common translation of "del" is "of the" for (the most of the) masculine singular nouns. "Dal" is the most common translation for "from the" (still for the most of the masculine singular nouns). But, you know, prepositions have never a perfect counterpart in other languages.

Anyway, I think your version could be accepted, even if its meaning would be slightly different. In this case "from the captain" could be translated into "(inviata) dal capitano". You would never say "La risposta dal capitano arriva oggi".

When you come from a place you say "Vengo dall'Italia. Per la precisione, vengo da Parma." But you say "Sono di Parma" (I am from Parma).

As you can see, there is never a perfect match with prepositions. ;)

September 10, 2014


In English, I think "The captain's answer comes today" would be a more common phrase. "Arrives today" sounds very formal.

April 26, 2014


I put in a formal complain about it. "The answer comes today" means exactly the same thing.

May 6, 2014


I think if you're referring to someone by their occupation, rather than their name, it implies a degree of formality.

May 19, 2019


the reply from the captain is surely the same as the reply of the captain?

October 3, 2018


So I forgot the apostrophe in captain(')s and it was marked wrong. Give me a break.

February 4, 2016


Why was my answer using reply for answer, and comes for arrives marked wrong? It is more likely in English and means the same thing.

May 20, 2018


"The captain's answer arrives today." was marked wrong

September 11, 2018


Why is this answer wrong: The answer from the captain arrives today.

February 7, 2019
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