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"Ho bisogno di aiuto."

Translation:I need help.

February 4, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/forest_watcher

Given the way the Italian is presented it should be acceptable to answer "I have need of help" which is a common English phrase.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

This is what I tried once with a similar sentence. Why can a literal translation not be accepted? A similar situation exists with the verb "piacere." "mi piace" would be translated literally "It is pleasing to me."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhunteroz

I've heard "I'm in need of help", but not "I have need of help". It does appear in the bible but I would consider it obsolete. Anyway I would argue that "ho bisogno" translates literally to "I need".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eisalehi

I would say that "I have need of help" might be a little dated, but it's not obsolete. I agree that the first translation of "ho bisogno" might be "I need," but forest_watcher's logic is correct: "ho bisogno" literally translates to "I have need," in the same way that "J'ai faim" in French translates literally to "I have hunger."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EstelleTweedie

What about "I need some help"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

Ho bisogno dell'aiuto./Ho bisogno di alcuno aiuto. (I'm not sure of this second one. :))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jacob_sangi

The second one would be I am in need of some help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/makeit

how to say " i need to help" help someone else? To bee mother Theresa.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

Ho bisogno di aiutare [qualcuno].


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/makeit

cose facile! mamma mia che semplice! Devo pensare più. Molto grazie!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

Di nulla! =)

P.S. così and di più


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/makeit

Sì, hai ragione. Grazie di nuovo. I make those all the time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaymondWil20

"I need some help" is not good? No wonder that the empire collapsed


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

That would be «Ho bisogno dell'aiuto.».


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elaineclea1

I have need of help


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esther958899

I have need of help should be correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tina651698

My answer was ‘ I need help’ but it was counted as wrong, I am not sure why

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