"I pantaloni rosa non sono miei."

Translation:The pink pants are not mine.

January 3, 2013



I would deny it too haha

April 21, 2014


Io non indosserei pantaloni rosa! Certamente non io.

February 23, 2019


Why is it 'rosa' and not 'rosi' to correspond with the plural noun?

January 3, 2013


"Rosa", like "blu", is invariable, i.e. doesn't matter whether the noun is singular/plural/masc/fem.

July 30, 2014


I wrote "I pantaloni rosa non sono i miei" and lost a heart :( Is this actually wrong?

March 9, 2013


It has a slightly differente nuance, not translatable in English, you can report it.

"non sono i miei" sounds like yours are somewhere else, or that you were looking for them "non sono miei" is more generic.

March 9, 2013


I also noticed the article is sometimes left out before miei, suo or tuo. If it slightly changes the meaning of sentences, is it explained somewhere with some examples? I don't think it's covered in DL so far.

August 15, 2015


I thought "i miei" is short for "my parents".

October 18, 2014


Yes it can be. Depends on the context. It can also be your family, or someone else's.

Like in "Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi".

March 24, 2016


no, it just means "my [plural-noun] - my parents would be "i miei genitori"

October 22, 2014


What is the difference between red and pink? Is it just the extra 's'? Is it a pronunciation?

February 11, 2014


Yes, both spelling and pronunciation.

  • red > rosso / rossa
  • pink > rosa
February 11, 2014


They sound the same to me in the recordings. Any hints? Also, is pink > roso as well? and rose/rosi for plural?

February 12, 2014


Yes, the "s" is read just like in English. The S in ROSA like the S in USE and SS in ROSSO like SS in MESS. No, rosa doesn't ever change. See number 15 in this FAQ list: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/233855

February 12, 2014


Grazie! Grazie! I will listen carefully.

February 13, 2014


Yeah right

February 7, 2015


Why wouldn't it be "rosi" since "pants" is plural?

April 1, 2014


Rosa is invariable, as are blu and verde. They will not change.

September 26, 2015


and marrone too?

February 28, 2016


Marrone, like verde, changes with number (marroni).

May 4, 2016


Verde doesn't change with gender but with number it does (verdi).

May 4, 2016


why in one question if you say red it should be pink and other when you type pink it should be red , in both cases you loose mark i mean heart!!!??

January 24, 2013


You're apparently confused by the similarity between pink and red in Italian: pink > rosa Red > rosso

January 24, 2013


The difference between red and pink is that pink is red and white mixed together. ;-)

July 31, 2014


I still don't really understand the difference between Gli and I. It's gli uomini, but i pantaloni, why?

September 13, 2014


Gli is used before plural words starting with vowels or s+consonant, ps, z, y, gn, x, and a few foreign words. I is used before most consonants.

September 13, 2014


"before plural masculine words..."

February 27, 2015


Vi giuro!

February 5, 2015


Need my pronunciation corrected! The program almost never approves of the way I speak Italian but won't/can't tell me what is wrong!!!

February 19, 2015


If you aren't using a headset, that helps a lot. I don't, and tend to get really frustrated by how many times I have to try an expression. If it actually is your pronunciation, then you should try listening carefully to the speaker over and over again while trying to imitate her. Break her syllables down and repeat them. Sometimes it's not easy, but it makes a huge difference.

September 26, 2015


In another question, rosa was either pink or rose. In this question, rose pants is not accepted.

December 19, 2016


So, are 'pantaloni' always plural? (like in English?) I thought that latin languages (like French) would say 'one pant' (as in, one pair). I guess I know the answer (yes, plural) but that surprises me...

March 14, 2017


Is there a pronunciation difference between rosa and rossa?

June 4, 2018


There is actually a difference in pronunciation for all double vs single consonants. Very hard for a non native speaker to here but to an Italian it's very clear. Simply put, you "linger" just a bit on the double. Say "buon anno" to someone but pronounce it "ano" and you will get a funny look.

June 7, 2018


Why is "pink" and not "red"?

December 2, 2018


I put rossa instead of rosa...ugh...

February 11, 2019


Pants are underwear in British English

February 12, 2019
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