https://www.duolingo.com/BlackHeart01

"Ciao Giovanna."

December 24, 2012

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/peaceandlove60s

It said in the hints that Giovanna can mean Jean, Joan, or Joanna but when I put in Joanna it said it was wrong.

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestoj

yeah, same happened to me, wtf!!

January 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackHeart01

the correct sentence shows "Bye Giovanna", but the hint of ciao is "Hello". so you should check it up

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/joseadriano

It says "Another correct solution:". So depending on the context you use Ciao. Or maybe they changed it but I don't think so.

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/dakky

GIovanna is Giovanna whatever language you use, translating names is dumb

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackHeart01

i was about to say the same , it's absurd trying to traslate names. Names are only names.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/strages

the name is seen bye duolingo as translateable, i think that brings confusion. Yes certain names can be translated or be totally different in another language. However even then I prefer to use the name as they are originally named

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/aygul

I wrote "Hello Joanna" since mouse-over translation for Giovanna is Joanna. What's wrong here?

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/asdaasdaasda

Don't translate names, if someone was named Giovanna, when speaking to her in English I wouldnt call her Jean, I would say Bye Giovanna

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BethK

It told me I was wrong when I put in Joanna too. It also told me that "Ciao" meant "goodbye" when it had insisted on "hello" up till now.

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cherrybeach

It accepts if you don't translate the name, leave Giovanna as Giovanna.It's her name and shouldn't be translated.

January 14, 2013
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