"Lei ha tempo?"
Translation:Does she have time?
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Duolingo has, up to now, neglected the formal, polite alternative for "tu", i.e. Lei, while in many other sources, including the Italian films I have watched, the formal address form is quite frequent. This question can indeed mean "do you have time", and I, for one, would not risk the "tu" form with people I am not close with..
'got' was used in Shakespearian times to mean 'begot', e.g. 'He got a son.' Thus a century ago, its use was frowned upon.
In my primary school, the word 'got' was written on a piece of paper, a hole was dug in the playground, and the word ceremoniously buried. The teacher reminded us to substitute a phrase with 'have' instead.
Hi HindiHaj - yes, it's true they can sound very similar and in a lot of cases the meaning won't help - "E un cane" (it is a dog) and "ha un cane" (she has a dog) are both grammatical. In real life, context might help. When it comes to the past tense, it seems you just have to learn which ones are conjugated with essere and which ones with avere , so you know it must be "E arrivato" and not "Ha arrivato" whether it sounds like it or not. Similarly, some phrases such as "ha paura" (she is afraid) use avere so it can't be "e" no matter what it sounds like. Please excuse lack of accents on "e" - I can't do them on this machine! Hope this helps.
Hi Margareth. "Time" is a word in English that can mean many different things. There's time as duration - "It's a long time since I saw John" and time as the o'clock time - the hour, if you like - "What time is it?". There's time as an occasion - "This is the first time I have swum is the sea this year". Time may be a period - "Do we have enough time to go for a quick drink?". Unfortunately I'm not good enough at Italian to risk trying to explain which one you use when, except for the obvious ones - What time is it (ora), the first time (volta) and enough time (tempo). I'm sure someone else will give you a clearer and more helpful answer but this is all I can offer! Good luck with it.