I am using Duolingo to learn Italian and I came across this translation exercise: "I eat when I want". I answered: "mangio mentre voglio". However it is marked wrong. The right answer is: "mangio quando voglio". Can someone please show me the difference between the two?


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  • Quando means when

  • Mentre means while.

Would you say "I eat while I want" or "...when I want"?

(same difference as in English)

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