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"Tranne le mele, quale frutta mangi?"

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December 24, 2012

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"Besides apples, what fruit do you eat?" is also a valid translation for this sentence.

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jamiel
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And how about "Apart from apples" ?

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/TiagoMoita_PT
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Sure.

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gabor.kurdi

Except and besides have opposite meanings, how can be both correct?

January 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Koolkaren
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Just wanting to be helpful, I respectfully disagree. They are synonyms. For example, 'I like all vegetables except beets' and 'I like all vegetables besides beets' mean exactly the same thing and seem to me to be used equally often. I hope I have not offended. :)

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena18

Karen- interesting. In your example, the "except" does sound natural- at the END of the sentence. Not at the beginning, though- unless you say "except FOR beets, I like all vegetables".

March 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena18

They should not be. I reported it. "Except" is incorrect here. "Beside/s, Apart from/Other than" are the only correct translations I can think of off the top of my head.

March 17, 2013

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Or, as you pointed out, "Except FOR...", right? That's what I wrote and Duo deemed it correct...

April 5, 2013

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I agree that 'besides' and 'apart from' would both be correct.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/banay

thats the 2nd part of the sentenc: "io mangio frutta ecceto mela" earlier seen here =P

April 15, 2013
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