The default English translation leaves me with the impression that somebody's about to have cats for dinner, and the speaker is giving instructions to a wait[er/ress] on how to prepare the dining table.
"The cat goes above the table" is how I learned this. I was taught that "sopra" and "sottto" are opposites. One is above and one is below. Just like "su" and "giu" are up and down.
Who taught you that? I’d like to know who spreads this nonsense.
I put "The cat gets on the table" because "The cat goes on the table" sounds wrong in American English. It almost sounds like you're using a euphemism to say that the cat pees on the table: "goes".
This was my last heart... :(((
I agree: "The cat goes onto the table" would sound more natural. You were robbed; have a heart, so to speak.
I agree and just reported it. But after 4 years, I'm not optimistic that they're going to listen to us.
But I also would never say the "The cat goes on the table." to mean that the cat physically moves onto the table.
"The cat walks on the table" is not accepted either :(
That would be "il gatto camina sopra il tavolo", no? xD
I'm curious, when is it best to use "sul" vs "sopra"?
I was wondering the same thing! I was under the impression that "su" was "on top of" while "sopra" was "above." However, this sentence proves that Duolingo disagrees, and now I'm confused.
I think sul = on and sopra = over / above
They are synonymous.
Why not "the cat walks on top of the table"?
This is the official translation now
Where do i put the roasted cat? "It goes on the table." How is the car going home? "On the table of course!".
Exactly. The only idiomatic English meaning I can decipher out of this translation. So what does this really mean in Italian? Can somebody explain that?
I put 'the cat goes on top of the table' and was marked correct. Bad cat! =^.^=
Can you say 'il gatto è sopra il tavolo?'
Think that would translate back to something like "the cat is on top of the table".
What's wrong with gets on top
I also wrote goes onto the table. should be correct.
The cat goes onto the table - should be allowed