"Entriamo nei frigoriferi."

Translation:We enter the refrigerators.

December 24, 2012



do italians cool themself in the fridge?

March 18, 2013


Abbiamo gelato alla persona.

March 9, 2014


Adoro il gelato!

A refrigerator is a home appliance.
When it is industrial and you can walk inside of it, then it is called a "walk in cooler" or "cooler" for short. A cold room might be a root cellar or a reference the the room component of the overall walk in cooler.

la mia domanda:

If i were working in Italy at a restaurant, is an industrial walk in cooler more correctly called something other than just a frigorifero?

domanda bonus

Also, since some walk in coolers are manufactured in northern Italy, is there a trademark name that has become a generic name for walk in coolers?

dove mettiamo i nostri ghiaccioli umani?

January 18, 2019


It just sounds like some hybrid new age version of Narnia

July 30, 2015



May 20, 2015


Lmao , that was very cool

July 12, 2015


OMG!!! Frigorifero also means coldroom. I see Duolingo has a tendency to give this type of sentences in an attempt to help the user understand the most difficult meanings of words.

But in any case having some "gelato alla persona" wouldn't be bad. Get them at Daniel's Deli!!

August 31, 2017


They have several, it seems..

July 11, 2017


to each one his own...

January 8, 2019


No. In the fridgeS plural.

September 10, 2017


I used to work in a bar where we would go into the cooler when we got too hot in the summer. Maybe there's a need for this in Italy.

October 19, 2018


l am imagining some scene from a science fiction film where the main characters step into cryogenic tanks in order to save humanity from the terminator of the future and the virus from Mars and the pensioners with time-travelling mobility scooters, etc.

September 9, 2013


One of the most awesome things about this site is the occasional phrase that just seems totally bizarre without context. You just start inventing context for it because it can't exist without it. Reminds me of an example from college writing classes, of a wedding cake in the middle of the freeway... you can't just go on your way without inventing some reason that it's there.

A few lessons ago there was the phrase "He dies in December," and multiple people trying to work out how this phrase could exist. I posited a serial killer's very weird diary :)

September 21, 2013


I am smiling. A second ago I was fuming. All of these sarcastic, clever responses make me feel a whole lot better about this question's correct (or is it incorrect?) answer! If I do die in December, it will probably be because I am walking my penquin, or got locked in the frigo.

February 13, 2014


...or from eating the ant and the bee in the sugar...

May 9, 2014


Or the snake in the boot (and not forgetting that probably it is a bear...)

April 13, 2018


Do not forget the stranger in the tub either :D

November 12, 2018


But not for want of a lingot.

March 10, 2014


OMG please stop. My stomach hurts from laughing so hard hahahah!

December 10, 2013


My daughter once had a math problem, "Peter ate 73 carrots for lunch...."

August 4, 2017


I think Peter had bigger problem..

September 3, 2018



November 5, 2018


I remember and loved it. Have alingot.

March 10, 2014


"It's people! Soylent Green is people!"

January 27, 2016


And somebody recently released a "meal replacement" called soylent! Not kidding.

May 1, 2018


I guess this sentence is from the movie "Darling, I shrunk the kids", the name it has in my country.

July 6, 2014


In America we call it "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids". I really used to like that movie. I even remember watching a tv show based on it.

March 30, 2015


Anyone else thinking The Shining?!

September 11, 2017


what does this sentence mean? I'm having a hard time picturing this, unless you're talking about big industrial walk-in coolers, which usually are called some version of that in English instead of refrigerator.

March 15, 2013


I have probably never uttered this phrase in my entire life. The plural refrigerators is what got me. I'm picturing multiple people walking into multiple different refrigerators simultaneously...

December 24, 2013


I was so busy thinking about the odd sentence that i missed th plural. But it's good having wacky sentences - tests your skills better than predictable ones.

February 17, 2015


That's what's magic about it. Create! Imagine your own story!

October 31, 2014


There is a bar in London that you enter through a vintage refrigerator door.

March 5, 2014


What's the name of the bar?

March 10, 2014


The bar is called Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town and it is in the basement of the Breakfast Club restaurant. It is near Liverpool Street station.

March 10, 2014


Haha! Thanks! Adding this to my list of "must see" next time I'm in London.

March 22, 2014


In USA we say that if we walk into a room or house without heat. because it's like a refrigerator. I'm not sure if this is what they mean.

April 13, 2013


Hmm, I've never heard that used outside of joking or exaggerating. I think this is talking about the big walk-in refrigerators you see in pizza places.

April 30, 2013


All of a sudden I'm back to my teenage Saturday job where they stored all the precooked meals!

January 22, 2014


I believe its another entrance to Narnia. Or at least it could be...

July 16, 2015


The only time I ever said it was when I was working in a restaurant and we had the industrial fridges and freezers. I'd say "I went into the fridge to get the milk" etc. But I would never have used this in any other context.

January 11, 2016


When I worked in the restaurant industry, we just called them walk-in refrigerators. Even small restaurants have them.

August 22, 2018


In Spanish we have the same expression and it means to enter in a walk-in cooler. We use the same word for domestic or industrial refrigerators

November 15, 2013



November 18, 2013


I can easily see people entering a giant warehouse with refrigeration saying "we are entering the refrigerators." What I really want to know is, why is my snake eating their cakes? Why do I not talk to a mouse? Why do we open the marmalade in November, rather than some other month? And most importantly, why do the children write on the shark? I've been to Italy many times, but now I'm beginning to wonder if they're hiding things from me when I'm there.

July 13, 2014


I'm loving all the "context suppliers" - a truly creative exercise! It did get me remembering my mother saying to her children when she was in the middle of baking and had forgotten to prepare an ingredient: "Go in the refrigerator and look on the top shelf..." Of course she never meant us to CLIMB INTO the refrigerator - I don't think...

December 27, 2013


it's cool. in french we had "the waitress is entirely nude." explain that one.

October 18, 2014


Just another way to beat the heat! In Italy, they walk into giant refrigerators.....in France, they strip off their clothes! 《:-D

October 18, 2014


Viva la France!

September 23, 2016


We are looking for the body of the man who died in september. It could be in any one of these 207 refrigerators.

March 17, 2015


Now call me crazy, but my parents always told me you never want to get into refrigerators. I was told bad things can happen.

December 29, 2013


Aiuto, io ho intrappolato nei frigoriferi! LOL!!

December 29, 2013


Indiana Jones is not an example you should follow! :P

February 25, 2014


Although in English we might not say enter the fridge we still use terms that imply we are in said fridge. Such as when someone is browsing the fridge for something someone else might say "while you're in the fridge get me the milk". Or if someone where to ask where you are you might respond "I'm in the fridge grabbing a snack" or as others have pointed out someone might ask you to go into the fridge to get something. Although it's only now that I've realised how strange it actually sounds.

April 16, 2014


Now that I read this, I remember how weird English idioms sound when viewed impartially. But I only began to realise it when I started learning other languages. So although many people on DL complain about being taught idiomatic phrases, I think it's not a bad idea....after all, so much of the English language is idiomatic, it must be quite difficult for nonEnglish speakers to learn. Even something as simple as the pronunciation of certain strings of letters is a minefield for them....(i.e. how many different ways can we pronounce "ough"?)

April 17, 2014


Yes, I used to use that example for students...ought, tough, through, bough, etc....

May 9, 2014


That's uh....cool. It's really chill indeed.

August 22, 2014


Question to english speakers: Why is according to Duolingo "go into refrigerators" correct but "get into" incorrect?

December 20, 2013


"Get into" and "go into" are very similar but not quite 100% interchangeable. "Get into" ~ "put/place oneself in(to)" (I got in(to) the car, I want to get into the stock market), while "go into" simply describes the act of entering.

December 21, 2013


Get into can also be consider a command. Please "get into the car"

January 25, 2014


Thanks for the explanation! I still find "we go into refrigerators" quite weird... Italian culture perhaps, you gotta respect them :-)

December 22, 2013


"get into" would imply changing from standing to sitting or lying down, e.g you get into a car or get into bed. On the other hand you go into a room

January 15, 2014


But if this is a normal sized refrigerator rather than a walk-in cooler, a change in position would most definitely be required, thus “get into” would be valid.

October 19, 2018


in the southern US, we would normally say we're going "into the freezer" when talking about walk-in size refrigerators. duolingo didn't accept that, but I don't know if there's a different word in Italian, so I didn't report it. I'm not sure if I've ever heard "go into the refrigerator".

February 2, 2014


Jgbachand made a good point. I also remember being told to "go into the refrigerator and get me (something)"....obviously we aren't saying to actually climb inside...

March 30, 2014


Uccidiamo l'alien e dopo entriamo nei frigoriferi per la viaggio nello spazio

March 23, 2015


I think I watch too much Bones, Castle and other crime TV shows. Bad serial killers was the first thing that came to my mind. Methinks we need more non psycho killer shows on Hong Kong TV!

April 13, 2015


I am in Italy since one year and after reading this phrase for the first time I was watching very well my italian friends when I visit them home to see if it is true. No proof yet................

August 30, 2017


You tend not to find fridges like that in a person's home. Try a butcher's shop.

October 14, 2018


At least one person should stay outside and open the door for the others later!

May 25, 2018


Ehm....... where are the psychiatrist?

March 11, 2014


This is an absurd sentence.

May 16, 2014


Not a phrase I often need either.

June 21, 2014


Probably because you have never have need to place half a pig in butcher's refridgerator.

October 14, 2018


Hey hey hey, stop complaining. Apparently the guy is either working in a restaurant or supermarket with a walk-in fridge. :)))

August 8, 2014


This reminds me of an exhibition at the museum of modern art in Geneva where the curator told us : "We are sorry to say that visistors cannot enter the refrigerator which is presently out of order."!!!

October 6, 2014


Um... I just read The Nightingale and this is creepin' me out.

January 14, 2016


The correct pharse is ' entriamo i frigoriferi ' .

May 28, 2016


Calm down everyone. It refers to walk in fridges

July 19, 2016


Big refrigerators, like in a restaurant kitchen

February 26, 2017


Come on. There must be a better way to learn vocabulary than ridiculous sentences. How about We open the refrigerator? That's logical. This is as useless out of context as I put my watch in my wallet.

September 8, 2018


dexter's victimes

August 2, 2014



August 23, 2014



February 17, 2015


There's a bar in Los Angeles where you enter through a rifrigatori

July 29, 2017


My understanding of this situation is we are butchers, and we enter the cool room to get one of those frozen pigs.

July 6, 2018


why would you enter a refrigerator!

September 8, 2018



China has a double digit refrigeration industry growth rate. Walk-in refrigeration is commercial mainstay in transportation, travel, hospitality, food production and service, agriculture, specialty archival storage and other industries. Entire underground mine sections, warehouses, train cars, trucking trailers, containerized cargo and other facilities are open walk-in, walk-around refrigerated spaces. Supermarkets and convenience stores have aisle length walk-in refrigeration, particularly for stocking the units. Customers may open doors on public side but the opposite side is refrigerated open storage. Any establishment requiring 5+ cubic meters of refrigeration space may get a cost benefit from the efficiency of a walk-in unit which may have an insulation thickness, particularly underneath, of a meter.

www.businesswire.com/.../Top-3-Trends-Impacting-Global-Walk-in-Refrigerator 5.49% CAGR, $26-32.5 billion, 54 industry players, 21 major countries

November 28, 2018


I've entered refrigerators many times. They were in restaurants and nuring homes. They were walk-ins.

September 20, 2018


Don't try this at home!

October 3, 2018


Is there nobody here who has seen a walk-in fridge? Where do you think butchers store their meat? In one of those little domestic fridges you have in your kitchen perhaps? Try putting a side of beef into one of those.

October 14, 2018


That's what we do in Cyprus when it goes above 40 degrees!

October 20, 2018


And and a cool journey start

October 22, 2018


I can only imagine why . . . .

October 31, 2018


Narnia innit

November 13, 2018


admittedly funny; but my audio seems to have not pronounced the second ''ri'' in frigoriferi is that general? is that correct?

November 18, 2018


to identify the man found in the bath

November 19, 2018



December 5, 2018


It must be the best sentence ever along with io mangio il serpente, Duo is probably a TV presenter on Discovery Channel

January 4, 2019


Cool - freddo even

February 19, 2019



March 13, 2019


Perché fuori fa molto caldo!

March 13, 2019



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April 6, 2019


Perché fa molto caldo oggi.

April 6, 2019


They must be talking about the meat lockers in ROCKY 1 lol

February 13, 2014


Yes. Something like that. Did you think it is about a domestic fridge.

October 14, 2018


maybe "entrare nei frigoriferi" means to "reach into the fridge" (to get sth.)?

March 11, 2014


Being used to all the other puzzling sentences I meanwhile accept "frigorifero" for "cella frigoriferia" -cold storage room". Why it should be "in the" instead of "into the" - as non native speaker I have no idea.

March 19, 2014


sounds like a scene from The Godfather

April 16, 2014


I have lived nearly 70 years without ever having had the urge to shrink myself to the size of a mouse and get into a fridge. This is an everyday occurrence it Italy, is it?

June 28, 2014


Sentence makes no sense

July 10, 2015


But someone tells me why? Weird phrase may be after death they put bodeis but can't do that by their own! !!!

September 18, 2015


Did anyone else hear our glorious speaker say "frigorite"?

April 4, 2016


Is this something that guys that get whacked by the Mafia say?

April 20, 2016


Di solito ci resto un' oretta poi esco..

June 1, 2016


This sentence is weird

June 17, 2016


The swntence is not correct and it has no sense. If this is ok so you can add "we enter in the oven"

July 10, 2016


Whar does nei mean?

July 27, 2016


Awww I love entering in the refrigerator even live there for a while! <3

September 28, 2016



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December 21, 2016


A tweet from Sicily.

January 14, 2017


Cosa?! Siete pazzi!

April 11, 2017


Just why??? xD

April 11, 2017


Brilliant, brilliant. This must surely go into the mix of some of the other great classic gems like ' he has the electric shoes' and 'the watch is in the wine'. It certainly makes learning fun and it is always good to read the comments.

June 2, 2018


How? All at once, what on earth does this sentence mean?

June 21, 2018


It could be that 'we' work at a meet packing plant and are responsible for checking, stocking, and/or cleaning the walk in cooler (refrigerator). We would tell someone when go in so they can monitor time and remind us if we stay too long and risk hypothermia. Imagination is a wonderful thing. Alternatively, just read the sentence as an exercise in verbs and pronouns, not worrying much about the actual, out of context, meaning.

June 21, 2018


Italians have a morbid fear of air con, god forbid they get stuck in a fridge!

July 23, 2018


what a nonsense sentence - you cannot enter the fridges. You could enter one fridge if it was very big but you cannot split yourself in two (unless one fridge was inside the other but seems highly unlikely)

October 6, 2018


each time I come across it, it sounds more and more stupid!

October 13, 2018


For me they mean the butcher's ship

December 18, 2018


No typo. Refridgerator is fine.

February 8, 2019



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