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"Lui suonava e lei rispondeva."

Translation:He was playing and she was responding.

July 17, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/italmongo

he played and she answered


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blijmettaal61

yes, why is this marked wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmmaus

So in Italian suonare is used for "to ring/call someone on the phone"? Can you also use chiamare for "call someone on the phone", or not? Which is the most common usage? I'd just like to make sure I get the usage right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rodomonte

La frase italiana : " LUI suonava e lei rispondeva" sembra molto strana ad un italiano. In italiano si dice : " Mi suona il telefono, devo rispondere " - " Lui mi ha chiamato al telefono...." - " Il telefono suonava e nessuno rispondeva..."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmmaus

Molto grazie!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mangoHero1

Why is she was answering incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alf42

I wrote as the translation, "He was calling and she was answering." "He would call and she would answer" sounds better but I was afraid it would get marked wrong. Suonava il telefono, no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paolomar77

to call = chiamare, non suonare


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sapolion

to call on the telephone, is not the same thing as to call. In the US one calls people, and does not ring them; likewise the telephone rings but does not play. (In the UK it is somewhat different)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luke.floyd24

The slow audio sounds like "Tuonava" and not Suonava.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmc207

I wrote exactly what this is in italian but it was marked incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/madmcmurphy

I wrote "He rang and she answered" and it was marked wrong. Is it really incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronDandr

Scusate l'ignoranza, ma "He was playing and she was responding" in italiano non si traduce con il gerundio passato "lui stava suonando e lei stava rispondendo"? Grazie per la risposta


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blazinghaze

I imagine im not sure but "suonava" & "rispondeva are contractions of those base words and stava , i say this based on their suffixes only


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/darkpeak

I'm English and this sentence is bewildering in view of the comments above. What has 'suonava' to do with telephoning?

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