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chance88
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 9:58:47 PM
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If you ask someone to hang out and they reply with "Dove devi andare di grazia?" what does it mean?
sarah71
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:53:46 AM

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Hi chance,
I've just looked up in the dictionary to check "hang out", it says "to spend some time with somebody": the reply you're mentioning sounds a bit odd, besides "di grazia" is a sort of old-fashioned style that makes me think of some nineteenth century novel Drool

That said, if someone asks you to go to the cinema, or theatre, or invites you to have lunch/dinner together, you'd probably reply with "ok, dove andiamo?" or "va bene, cosa vuoi andare a vedere (cinema, theatre)?", "va bene, dove andiamo/dove vuoi andare a mangiare (restaurant)?".
The sentence "dove devi andare (di grazia)?" could suggest, for instance, that someone is asking you a lift: "Scusi, mi può dare un passaggio?" and your inner boy-scout essence makes you answer "Va bene, dove deve andare?".

Cheers!
chance88
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:51:45 AM
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Grazie mille for the help, Sarah!
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