"Lui suonava e lei rispondeva."

Translation:He was playing and she was responding.

July 17, 2013



he played and she answered

June 8, 2014


yes, why is this marked wrong?

July 26, 2014


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.

December 19, 2013


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..."

December 19, 2013


Molto grazie!

December 19, 2013


Why is she was answering incorrect?

January 6, 2015


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?

July 17, 2013


to call = chiamare, non suonare

July 30, 2013


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)

November 24, 2013


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

October 14, 2013


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

October 27, 2013


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

July 4, 2014


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

August 24, 2014


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

November 5, 2014


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

January 9, 2015
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