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"Noi siamo uomini?"

December 21, 2012

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bobrezende

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

December 21, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/AngNico

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

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Marisol_

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

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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?"

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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

February 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

February 23, 2013
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