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

"Noi siamo uomini?"

December 21, 2012

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

The voice doesn't use a voice intonation that denotes a question.


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

I agree...I didn't notice the punctuation and just translated the way I heard it.


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

if "noi" is "we" how does it switch around to become a question?


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

it doesn't switch. you know there is a question only by the intonation (if you are listening) and the punctuation (if reading).. in sentences the order usually is Subject - Verb both in affirmative and interrogative.. "noi siamo uomini." ="we are men." and "noi siamo uomini?"="are we men?"


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

yes it doesn't sound like question but the TTs needs some improvements, and we learnt here that the same order can be question in Italian


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pizza7

Isn't intonation important for a question -- to distinguish it from a statement, since the word order is the same? The reading does not sound like a question. Also, did anyone mistake 'siamo' for 'chiamo' according to the normal (fast) speech?

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