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Gender Agreement with Speaker

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RKihara
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Jun 19, 2015
Apr 26, 2018 at 11:48am

I feel there is an error in the exercise, Write the Phrase You Hear; A female speaker says Sono andat(a) a prenderla . . ., but the given answer is Sono andat(o) a prenderla . . . , which doesn't agree either with the gender of the speaker or what she says. I updated the lesson before starting.

zac.hilliker
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Apr 27, 2018 at 3:59am

Does the speaker usually vary? I'm doing Spanish, and the speaker is always the same woman. The main focus of that exercise is to just write what you hear without regard to context. If it was part of a dialogue it would be different.

RKihara
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Apr 28, 2018 at 10:43pm

The problem is that the woman is using the correct form for her gender, while the answer expects the masculine. So writing what I hear will never pass.

Apolonia D.
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May 15, 2018 at 9:48am

Hi, I found the phrases "Isabella è arrivata ieri. Sono andato a prenderla" and "Sono andato a prenderla ma lei è arrivata almeno un'ora prima" in sessions 14 and 20, level 4. Are you referring to these sentences? The speaker says "andato", masculine form, so it's correct. After saying "andato" she says "A prenderla", so maybe that "a" before "prenderla" is what is confusing you? Sometimes in Italian we tend to "join" words when speaking, so it sounds a bit as if it's one word: "andatoa prenderla".

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