In English, the present perfect (have watched) is not used for a specific point in time (on Tuesday). The passato prossimo (abbiamo guardato) in Italian overlaps with the simple past (watched) and present perfect (have watched) in English, but both options don't always work in every situation.
"What did we see on Tuesday" -- no?
The context I was thinking of: We are on holiday and we visit castles, lakes and famous places.
I, too, think there is no difference in Italian. Nevertheless, Duolingo won't accept that answer
There is some reason not to use "have watched" in the English version. For a definite time in the past, the sample past fits better.
Duolingo needs to decide if we should adhere pedantically to exactly what's written, or if we should reinterpret the sentence to produce the 'best' translation of it. This inconsistency is making it very difficult to learn.
I agree -"what have we watched" is the same wording in Italian, but adding "Tuesday" makes it a bit weird to say "What have we watched on Tuesday" in English. Note that the "simple past" is actually the passato remoto (remote past), not the passato prossimo (present perfect- like "ha guardato"). The passato remoto is a simple tense because it only needs one word, whereas a compound tense requires an auxiliary (helper) verb (essere or avere).
Actually, scrap that, because you are talking about English -i.e. "wrote", which probably is called the simple past in English...I learn these grammar terms for Italian grammar, not English.
That's what I wrote. And, I was marked wrong. Guardare means to watch, to look at... Pick a definition Duo!
E' proprio sbagliato di scrivere "cosa abbiamo guardato martedì?" o "che abbiamo guardato martedì?"
Again...another frustrating voice exercise. Why is it that my translator knows what im saying but Duolingo does not recognize it?
No matter how slowly or with what inflection I tried, DL would not accept this.
Say it without the Cos at the beginning. Then it accepts the pronunciation.
Shouldnt this be qual instead of cosa? I thought we used qual when asking for a specific thing?. Ie 'What [specific thing] did we watch?'. Do you get me? I cant adequately explain what i mean.