"Why don't we go up?"

Translation:Perché non andiamo su?

July 25, 2013



I vote for "salire". Perche non saliamo?

July 25, 2013


I agree with you

August 20, 2014


Yes, gramatically, why is it su and not one of the other words that mean "up"?

January 31, 2019


What is "su"? Is it "up?" I've seen it used other ways, I thought :??

September 4, 2014


I guess so. Like in "tiramisu" == "lift me up" :)

July 15, 2017


I think this word (tiramisu) doesn't exist. The correct is "sollevami". "su" means "on" in English. Example: I am on the roof - Sono sul (su + Il) tetto. But in this sentence "Perché non andiamo su?" "andiamo su" has the same meaning that "salire", in English "go up" or "go out".

December 6, 2018


Tiramisu is a classic Italian pudding made with cream, chocolate, espresso, amaretto and spongey biscuits, so named because it's a pick-me-up. If you've not had it, I thoroughly recommend trying it if you can (not against religion/dietary requirements) as it's delicious!

February 3, 2019


Where do you guys find the root words on the program. I always see mangia or mangio for example, but never "to eat" mangire? Wtf they never show me those, yet ppl know them.

June 7, 2015


I find DL great for encouraging me to practice, but I reckon you need another source of teaching too. An online course, evening class or books - I use both the latter. And btw it's "mangiare" :-)

June 8, 2015


You are correct, I do well with French and Spanish but can't get my head around Italian. The lessons are not well organized. Like animals introduced or infinitives more clearly offered. At the moment, I have no clue to make a sentence in Italian. Very frostrating. Will need a course this winter

June 20, 2015


I'm using a laptop program in windows and I can highlight the verb, it will offer meanings of the verb and conjugation in the present tense. A good source for all conjugations is the web site "Italian Verb Conjugator. http://www.italian-verbs.com/italian-verbs/conjugation.php

October 17, 2016



November 27, 2018


If you do Duolingo on a computer versus your mobile device/tablet, you'll be able to see the root words when you hover over the conjugated word. As an added benefit of going online, you can see the entire list of words that you've learned so far and their many definitions.

September 6, 2017


Tiny Cards...companion app

March 13, 2018


If you hover over the words, you will often find the option to conjugate. You'll find the root there.

February 1, 2016


Google 501 Italian Verbs. The book is great, but you can also get info on line.

March 7, 2017


I also love that book. I have it in German and Italian.

April 24, 2019


I am sure that you have your answer by now, but for those who don't know, "Click" on the "Words" item in the menu above. It will give a list of all the words you have learned. Clicking on any verb will show a window on the left. In that window click "More details". It will give you all the conjugations for that verb (for each tense that you have learned to that point), including the infinitive.

July 3, 2018


Not available on a tablet or phone.

November 27, 2018


The root verbs are on Tiny Cards.

October 18, 2018


I really wish duolingo would show the infinitive for more context. It would be such a game changer.

December 22, 2018


I have the same problem as you do. I think it is because i am using a tablet or phone. I have tried going on line and still don't see it.

January 19, 2019


Super important to know the root (mangiare in this case). When you learn the basic conjugation rules, the root provides the key to forming conjugations, past tense, etc, in the case of regular verbs.

March 27, 2019


How about ascendiamo?

June 9, 2015


I second this. Why is ascendere not acceptable?

July 16, 2015



July 25, 2013


sopra usually means "above" or "on top of", not up.

January 8, 2016


Yes, exactly!

March 1, 2016


I'm probably thinking in English but "su" is a preposition without an object. Shouldn't it be "sullo" ...up to it?

September 5, 2014


Why sopra is not accepted?

November 11, 2014


I think this sentence can be quite handy at certain situations, you know.. ;-)

February 21, 2016


Can someone explain the use of "su"

April 28, 2018


Duo, please challenge us with these: Why don't we go down? Why don't we go ahead? Why don't we go behind? Why don't we go to the right? Why don't we go to the left? Why don't we go under?

December 21, 2018


How about using, "Perché non facciamo salire?"

March 21, 2014


I thought to use andiamo but the drop down has fare Why?

March 28, 2014


"Andiamo" from my Italian-English dictionary means 'here we go' and is more an interjection. I don't think the translation or sentence is correct. Also it does not sound natural... when would this sentence be used?

July 11, 2014


"Andiamo" actually means "we go". What that translation is probably trying get across is that it can be (and often is) used like "let's go" but it still means "we go."

April 15, 2015



As an interjection, yes. In this sort of sentence, not necessarily.

April 29, 2015


Perche' non saliamo? Is write in italian.

August 12, 2014


Its like a "why not?" type of question, from what I understand

October 14, 2014


I too would vote for "saliamo". What does Italian think about ending a sentence with a preposition, which is undesirable in English. Though "Why don't we go up?" has to be acceptable.

February 4, 2015


It told us su meant on

February 17, 2015


Don't they also say andare in su?

January 22, 2017


Can anyone explain why "Perché finire su andiamo" is wrong. Thank you

February 11, 2017


THE WORD "up" has never occur in any of the lessons so far. So why bring it into a TEST? IS THE THE "su" UP?

December 20, 2017


Think about the dessert "tiramisu." It means "pull me up."

December 20, 2017


very good example bklyn44

November 13, 2018


Read the whole thread b4 you repeat the same things!

April 25, 2019


why is it "perche non andiamo su?" but then it must be "perche NOI non andiamo su?" with the 'noi' before the 'non' if one were to include the noi somewhere in the sentence for emphasis?

September 6, 2018


Why ask this when we've not yet had the word for "up", nor have we seen any of the su, sullo, etc. words before this lesson. They have not been introduced and this is not a good way to do it.

February 8, 2019
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