avresti dovuto incontrare

EleSalento

New Member
Italian
Hi Everyone
I'm trying to translate this sentence in english:

"Mi hai detto che avresti dovuto incontrare XXX"

can you help me please?
thanks
Ele
 
  • JoanTaber

    Senior Member
    English Northeast USA
    Ciao EleSalento,
    Welcome to the forum. If you give us more context and provide your own attempt at translation, if would be helpful to everyone.
     

    Odysseus54

    Mod huc mod illuc
    Italian - Marche
    thank you!
    Now, my doubt is : Should or Would?
    and why?

    Avresti incontrato = you would have met

    Avresti dovuto incontrare = you should have met


    "Se fossi arrivato mezz'ora fa, avresti incontrato Davide" " If you had come half an hour ago, you would have met David "

    " E' una ragazza veramente interessante, avresti dovuto incontrarla " " She is really interesting, you should have met her "
     

    giovannino

    Senior Member
    Italian, Neapolitan
    It depends on context, of course, as JoanTaber pointed out, but I think that the meaning of the original Italian sentence is most likely to be "You told me you were supposed to meet X".
     

    novizio

    Senior Member
    English-American
    Avresti incontrato = you would have met

    Avresti dovuto incontrare = you should have met


    "Se fossi arrivato mezz'ora fa, avresti incontrato Davide" " If you had come half an hour ago, you would have met David "

    " E' una ragazza veramente interessante, avresti dovuto incontrarla " " She is really interesting, you should have met her "
    :tick::tick:
     
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