io possa

drewster January 30, 2017, 10:35 am
Hi,

This week's Rocket Fuel has the phrase io possa with the English translation of I can.

I can does translate io possa but only as a subjunctive and there isn't any explanation or sentence given for context. Shouldn't it really be io posso or at least have a bit of a discussion around the definition?

Drew
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Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor January 30, 2017, 5:10 pm
Hi Drew,

Is it a single entry, with no context whatsoever? As you said the translation can change depending on context, so anything may help. Does Rocket Fuel contain a list of words that are taken directly from the lessons?

Lucia
io possa
drewster January 30, 2017, 8:04 pm
Hi Lucia,

Single entry, no context whatsoever. In Rocket Fuel it just says "Time to learn a new phrase" with the english & Italian, and there's a link:

https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/phrase/28744?ln=en

... which says "Phrase of the week", again with no context.

Drew
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Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor January 31, 2017, 5:49 pm
Hi Drew,

I think that's a random phrase that's chosen, so that's why it may lack context. Just to make sure, I went to check and it's indeed an entry of lesson 14.7, under the "potere (can)" conjugation!

Lucia
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cyboteur February 6, 2017, 2:20 pm
Ciao Drew,

In case you haven't found examples in the lesson yet, here are a few that I hope can help.

1) Credi che (io) possa imparare l'italiano in tre mesi?
     Do you think I can learn Italian in three months?
2) Magari non perfettamente, ma penso che tu possa imparare parecchio in tre mesi.
     Not perfectly, perhaps, but I think you can learn a lot in three months.
2) Non credo che Carlo possa venire stasera.
     I don't think Carlo can come tonight.

Francesca
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drewster February 6, 2017, 7:29 pm
Grazie Francesca, molto utile.
io possa

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