If the lion want's my steak, I'm not about to tell it different. I don't want to offend it.
At the zoo do they teach lions to steal people's steaks from their plates?!?
I didn't want to risk losing my last heart so I translated it as "your" but wondering if the system would take "ya'll"..? After all, this lion is obviously in Texas
Yes, it accepts "y'all" for "voi". But it wouldn't accept it in this case, obviously, because you need a possessive, and there is no possessive form of "y'all". ;)
Here in the southern US y'all's is also a common plural possessive. Must be something about the south!
Remember that leone is singular. It should read, "Leone, mangi la TUA bistecca!"
I love Duolingo, just for sentences like this. And for the sarcastic comments here.
I suppose because the lion belongs either to a syndicate (plural) or to your boss (formal) :)
I want to talk to the nice couple next door about their pet lion. Does Italian use the plural as an honorific?
Only in very rare situations. But if the lion belongs to a couple you must use the plural form anyway.
Whoever wrote this sentence is from Dubai .. They treat lions like cats over there :D
i am little lost here ... what is the deference between "vostra and tuoi " ?? they both means yours :/
It's marking me wrong on this one when the solution is what I wrote. Don't know how to get past the question.
Nina, it could possibly be that you are making a simple typo and not noticing it. May I ask exactly what you typed please? I'll try to help as much as I can.
But it's really my fault because I didn't explicitly state to leave your lion at home, so...
Seriously! Why did you bring your lion to the restaurant again?!? I was looking forward to that, too! Lion, that'll be $12.
I wouldn't! I know that there is a lot of rubbish posted on here, but in English we would say ' is eating' or 'ate'
'eats' is only used of the food itself. ie party eats, and in which case it is only plural.
3000, that's not correct. "Eats" as a noun is very colloquial, slang in fact, at least in the US. No educated person would use it that way. "Eats" as a present tense form of the verb is absolutely correct. Example: "She eats dinner at 9 every night." In this example you could not use the present progressive tense as you suggest: "She is eating dinner at 9 every night" would be absolutely incorrect. "Ate" is obviously a correct past tense form, as is 'was eating', 'did eat' or 'used to eat'
"Two peoples separated by a common language" to quote Winston Churchill. In the UK we would say 'she has dinner' etc
3000, yes, I've heard that and think in the end it's what makes language study so interesting, especially of one's own. Good luck with your Italian. Incidentally I just returned from a month of study in Trieste where several of my 'classmates" were from Australia or England. We all spoke Italian w/ one another but occasionally a word or phrase would come up in English which illustrated Churchill's belief quite well.
If i was close enough to a lion for it to nab my steak I think I'd just be happy it wasn't eating me...