"What's in the box?!" is a line from the movie Se7en, as delivered by Brad Pitt.
This has been one of the most enjoyable threads on Duolingo that I've found thus far. Beautiful.
From RDenallo's comment: "What's in the box?!" is a line from the movie Se7en, as delivered by Brad Pitt. Another component of the joke is that in the movie "Inglourious Basterds," Brad Pitt plays an American Officer in Nazi Germany, who pretends to be Italian. His Italian is terrible and so is his accent.
hahaha clever! Have a lingot!
Google Schrödinger's cat for those that don't get it.
What is there in the box? that is a more complete answer.I hope so that I'm in right.
Hmmm maybe you can clarify this given your level in Italian and Spanish... What is the difference between è and c'è? Is it like the difference in Spanish between ser and haber? So in Spanish would it be que hay en la caja instead of que es en la caja
È means "is". Lui è alto. (He is tall.) C'è means "there is". C'è un libro sul tavolo. (There is a book on the table.) C'è is an elision (contraction) of "ci" and "è" or c'è.
Similarly, sono (3rd person plural) means "are". Albert e Cosimo sono alti. (Albert and Cosimo are tall.) Ci sono means "there are". Ci sono libri sul tavolo. (There are books on the table. There is no elision for ci sono.
That's what I wrote too. Cosa c'e I thought meant "what's that". I'll go google it.
I heard it as "cosa tiene la scatola", which really does sound the same...and weirdly has the same meaning too!