"Ci sono diversi animali allo zoo."

Translation:There are various animals at the zoo.

September 23, 2013



Why wasn't "several animals" accepted? "Diversi" means both "several" and "different". Ex.: "ci sono diverse persone in fila" = There are several people queuing", which doesn't mean that the people are different (from what?),

November 10, 2013


I tried the same

December 4, 2015


Me too, I dont get it. Its so annoying

November 26, 2016


I said "There are diverse animals in the zoo", and it was not accepted. Anyone know why? Seems to me this is exactly the same as "There are various animals..." and better than "There are different animals..." both of which were given as correct.

May 12, 2014


Possibly because you translated "allo" as "in the", which would be "nello"?

June 22, 2014


I wrote diverse animals at the zoo, however, and was still marked incorrect

November 22, 2014


me too

April 12, 2015


I wrote There are diverse animals AT the zoo, but it, too, was judged wrong.

August 17, 2015


Ah! Excellent point. I sometimes wish they told you more about why you were wrong, though that would be much harder to program.

June 22, 2014


"at the zoo" sounds like the animals are visiting the zoo

June 25, 2015


just different ways of saying things. 'animals at the zoo" makes perfect sense to me (yes, im also a native english speaker)

March 21, 2018


Diverse animals is the same as different or various.

June 28, 2016


There are different animals at the zoo?....there was no english translate

September 23, 2013


I said "There are various animals at the zoo" and it was correct.

October 15, 2013


Webster Dictionary says:

Full Definition of diverse

<pre>1 : differing from one another : unlike &lt;people with diverse interests&gt; 2 : composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities &lt;a diverse population&gt; </pre>

Oxford Dictionary says:

Definition of diverse in English: (adjective)

Showing a great deal of variety; very different: a culturally diverse population subjects as diverse as architecture, language teaching, and the physical sciences

January 31, 2016


Why is it "Ci sono..." and not just "Sono..."? What is the function of "ci" in this sentence? I find it so hard to learn when to use ci

June 16, 2016


c'è/ci sono = 'there is/there are'. It's exactly the same structure. 'there' = ci.

June 17, 2016


great! thanks.

August 21, 2019


I too wrote "There are diverse animals at the zoo". In the drop down menu under 'diversi', "diverse' is given as a meaning. What's up DL?

August 13, 2017


It has already been said, but I'll repeat: diverse is another word for different and translates "diversi" equally well.

September 30, 2017


Diane, absolutely right!

October 1, 2017


Why don't they accept several instead of various? Any difference? Please help me!!

November 20, 2017


Mamor397: Several refers to a number while various refers to different kinds of animals. Also, several usually refers to a rather small number of things and you'd expect a zoo to have more than a few animals.

November 20, 2017


I said "there are diverse animals at the zoo" and the correction used "different" . Now I see the translation using "various". I contend that all three are correct. "Diverse" is used in English and is a direct translation of "diversi" This is a repetition of the same argument made weeks ago when I, and others, made the same "mistake". I guess DL didn't add "diverse" to the possible translations for "diversi" yet.

January 8, 2018


Diverse marked wrong for "diversi"... suggested correct answer by Duolingo: Different. hmmm

February 8, 2018


Has anybody had difficulty with the audio here? It seemed as if the speaker was saying at the end "animali allo do". I listened to it a number of times and still couldn't hear "zoo". I've reported it for being incorrect.

January 21, 2019


What is the difference between the given "correct" answer and what I wrote which is "There are diverse animals at the zoo." ( diverse means various, no?"

February 25, 2019


È la prima riga di una filastrocca italiana?

July 30, 2019
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