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"How many apples do you have?"

Translation:Quante mele hai?

August 2, 2013



Why is "tu" left out? I thought the answer was Quante mele tu hai?


The subject isn't really used in questions; when it is it's usually put at the beginning, e.g. "Tu quante mele hai?", and sometimes at the end after a comma, e.g. "Quante mele hai, tu?". Putting the subject in the middle is common in some dialects though, e.g. Florentine ("i'che tu fai?", what are you doing?).


I entered "tu hai quante mele?" Why is that wrong?


My understanding is that youre making a statement ("tu hai") followed by a question ("quante") and theyre conflicting. In English you can say "you have HOW MANY apples?!" to express incredulity, but i dont think it makes sense translated literally into Italian.


I entered "quanti mele avete" as though there were two people. It is considered incorrect but if i were asking two people that question how would it be asked? Hai or avete?

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