"We are in autumn."
Translation:Noi siamo in autunno.
I really would like to know when to use IN and when to use A(D) with months... I've asked before, but no reply :( Thank you!
I've always accurately avoided to answer those questions, because, to be honest, I don't know either :) They're more or less the same; although if I have to say I only use "a" with months (and "in" with seasons).
Thanks, I'll live by your rule, then - I also just realised I said months when I meant seasons, but oh well, now I know both... :S
Oh, there's another one, just come to mind - what about DI then (with seasons)? Ta v. much.
Hm that's used when referring to a season in general, as in "d'estate si va al mare" or "d'inverno vado in montagna": rather than speaking about a specific summer or winter it refers to the average summer or winter. Although you could use "in" with the same meaning as well :P
About that, Giuseppe Ungaretti (who is famous among highschoolers for having written during WW1 probably the shortest Italian poems ever) wrote "Soldati": Si sta come / d'autunno / sugli alberi / le foglie (Soldiers: People stay as / in autumn / on the trees / the leaves). A deep reflection on the frail human condition sharpened by war, that I only thought I'd mention because I was reminded of it when thinking of an example of "di" :P
I do love Duolingo, not only you learn grammar and vocab (for free), but you might even learn about national poets, too! Thank you, formica, for taking the time. :D
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Yea what is correct? In summer we use the grill = D'estate usiamo la griglia But We are in autumn = noi siamo IN autunno.... :(
if its being specific to a particular season (for instance if you said this august is nice) then you use 'in' if your being general about the season (for instance if you said summer is hot) you would say "D'estate"
This is sooo confusing someone help; siamo nell inverno means we are in winter but noi siamo in autunno means we are in autum theres is some inconsistency with the rules here? Any ideas anyone??
One of the suggestions for "in" was "fra" but it was marked as incorrect. Could you please tell me why?
Can someone confirm if - "in" autunno" means - in the fall. Because in another practice question & answer it gave me "nel" autunno" means - in the Autumn.
It seems to me that siamo could stand alone since we is understood in the verb. Why must i include the word noi?