"I can call directly."

Translation:Posso chiamare direttamente.

August 3, 2013



I used the verb telefonare. It was rejected. Isnt the contex of the sentence more related to a phone call?

September 14, 2015


I also used telefonare, and was wrong. I have reported it 12/22/16

December 22, 2016


dirattemente is a typo, jeez duo. Lighten up.

August 3, 2013


haha, it accepted my typo: "dirrettamente"

August 22, 2013


Yes, one wrong character seems to be accepted as a typo, but two is a bridge too far.

September 16, 2017


I don't understand why "chiamare" and "telefonare" aren't interchangeable here. Unless, you can only use the latter with a direct object. Non capisco! Che caos!

February 7, 2016


if you say: "I can telephone directly" would you expect to be able to translate it: "posso chiamare direttamente" chiamare is a direct translation of "to call" that is perfectly acceptable. use substitutes when the exact word would be misleading or confusing. telefonare is both transitive and intransitive.

February 3, 2018


Why the infinitive (chiamare)? Can someone tell me why "Posso chiamo direttamente" is wrong?


August 14, 2015


Because you use the infinitive in the second verb of two verb constructions.

August 22, 2015


Can anyone help me out, confused about when it is posso and when it is può?

December 18, 2015


posso ... I can
puoi ... you can
può ... he/she/it can
possiamo ... we can
potete ... you (plural) can
possono ... they can

February 27, 2016


I just can't get the hang of chiamare and chiamato HELP

August 13, 2017


After conjugated forms of modal verbs (verbi servili) like potere, volere and dovere you need to use the infinitive form of the second verb (in this case chiamare) with no intervening preposition. You use the past participle (e.g. chiamato) after the auxiliary verb in compound tenses (e.g. ho chiamato meaning "I (have) called"). In this case because we are saying "I can call...." we need the conjugated form of potere for "I can" which is posso followed by the infinitive chiamare.

September 16, 2017


I also used "telefonare", and was shot down. Duolingo is a mess.

September 28, 2017
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