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"Lei fa un panino."

Translation:She makes a sandwich.

August 23, 2013

54 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/folieadeux6

Slightly sexist? Slightly sexist.


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

Thumbs up if you just came here expecting controversy about sexism


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a-muktar

Hey, donna! Fammi un panino! I'm joking come oooon


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

I'm a girl, and I see absolutely no problem with this. There is nothing "sexist" about it. It's only sexist if you think that she's making the sandwich for a man, so just let the fictional female make her sandwich in peace.


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

Well, my wife makes me sandwiches sometimes. I don't think either of us consider it sexist. Sometimes I make her a sandwich, and a nice cappuccino coffee too!

Let everyone make sandwiches in peace for whomever they freely choose to.


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

Exactly. Everyone should make sandwiches.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sm119

Even then, there is nothing sexist about it. She makes me a sandwhich I make her a creampie, it's division of labour.


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

why? can't women make sandwiches just beacause it sounds sexist? thats exaggerated


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanG6

Oh come on! Get real. She makes a sandwich. He makes a sandwich. Who cares which sex makes a sandwich. Are women not allowed to make sandwiches anymore? Come on. (All I know is that I'm hungry and I would really appreciate a sandwich right now, and I don't care which sex makes it.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bgd151

Surely this was a joke. The responses are way too serious lol.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnMiller36

Sudo go make me a sandwich!


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

Not really. Yes, that sexist joke involving sandwiches exists, but some women just like sandwiches.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S0R0USH

How is it sexist?


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

can't believe they gave you 2 lingots for this generic opinion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanG6

And I can't believe she has 44 upvotes for her sexist comment.


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

well, she can starve then :D didn't know that it will be sexist if you make a sandwich for yourself


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

Right how dare doulingo birb


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stephanie.361962

I love how this could technically be "she makes out with a sandwich" :')


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

fa also means "makes out with" and "does"..are these colloquial sexual terms in italian too?


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

Also curious to know the outcome of this question...for a friend...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jopo48

"Fare colazione" means "to eat brekfast". But "Fare un panino" doesn't mean "to eat a sandwich". Curious italian !


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

Fare colazione "to have breakfast/to make the breakfast"

Fare un panino "to make a sandwich"


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

Drop-down translation gives "roll" as an optional definition for panino, but the answer only accepts sandwich. Hmph.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joncharles73

Exactly... Moreover, every panino I've ever eaten (on more than a dozen trips to Italy), looks far more like what I would call a roll than a sandwich...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grumpy700875

You are right. The ending of the word alone says that it is a little bread .

Roll is actually the best answer and sandwich is wrong. I reported it as a problem and included this links:

This is a panino https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panino

and this is a panino imbottito https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panino_imbottito

and this is a sandwich https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich


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

what does the word fa mean? in the definition under the word is says "ago," and then the next definition is "equals (math). can someone please explain?


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

"fa" is the third person indicative form of "fare", meaning "to do/make". "Fa" means "he/she/it does/makes".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Evie-van-E-

I have the same problem! Under 'fa' it has the suggestions of 'equal (=)', then 'ago'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sinasohil2

I think something is wrong , the vocabulary used in this lesson are all new


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Evie-van-E-

Yeah same. Most of the stuff is new even though I've done the lesson plenty of times before


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morse1

why can't it be (the formal) you make a sandwich?


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

This was my first exposure to "fa" and the translation didn't include "make"... Duolingo please update this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

Use your own dictionary is best.


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

Lei is also formal 'you', so why not 'you make a sandwich' ?


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    I think this is similar to faire in French if I'm not the only one here whose into that romance language as well. It is like "do" in English.


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

    Marry her! (And for those claiming sexism, help me out here... do women no longer eat sandwiches?)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nigel1949

    my Italian friends say that a sandwich is "il tramezzino", and "il panino" is a roll!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthewFar3

    Would this also translate as 'she is making a sandwich' ?


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

    Does fa mean makes


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David3554

    I just came here to see if anyone else noticed that the translation for "fa" is "ago" or "equal [=]


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

    Listening to Linguaphone Italian tapes verbs:- Io sono I am,tu saiyou are(informal).lei e you are (formal) no mention of she so why is this not you make a sandwich?


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

    A "panino" has become a standard menu option here in California, but that's not allowed. (I wonder if Duolingo would want us to call vermicelli "little worms.")


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

    IS NOT A SANDWICH JUST A SLICE OF BREAD ? I THOUGHT , SHE IS MAKING A COMPLETE LOAF AND THAT WAS NOT ACCEPTED


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

    when i hover over "fa" it says "effya" ... what the hell...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExSquaredOver2

    In Soviet Russia, sandwich makes YOU


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randonneur3

    Damn those shops which don't sell the bread without the filling.


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

    Why does "panino" once mean ROLL and when I write the second time ROLL is false and should mean "SANDWICH"?

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