https://www.duolingo.com/nictheman

"Does he have a cup?"

January 17, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nictheman

There doesn't seem to be a point where it implies it's "his" -- Is it always assumed to be a male if the article is missing?

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arjofocolovi

That's also my question.

January 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CraigPickering

And mine.

July 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MungoBBQ

Based on the verb form ("ha") you know it's a singular man, woman, or "it". :) So the translation of "Ha un bicchiere" could be "He has a cup", "She has a cup" or "It has a cup".

It doesn't matter in this case, since you were given the form in the question.

July 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arjofocolovi

Thanks for the answer, so basically, we need context to know if it's feminine or masculine.

This feedback page is used by all kind of exercises related to these two sentences (three choices questions, oral, ES > EN or EN > ES).

July 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/amitutk

i wrote ha lui un bicchiere? how is it wrong?'

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arjofocolovi

I think bicchiere means "glass" while "tazza" means cup.

January 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sempresorriso

bravo

March 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Helmut01

exactly!

April 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

It's wrong because "lui" should be placed before "ha" (or it can be omitted)

June 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MyronAvila

"Ha LUI una tazza"? or "LUI ha una tazza?" should be correct, certo?

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bubba1294

The pronoun (lui) should go before the verb (ha). I didn't use "lui" in my translation but I'm pretty sure that would be right.

March 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PhillipStanley

Is it wrong to use "lui" in the question?

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bcaprioli

No, it is also right.

May 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/willpac828

I'm pretty sure if "lui" is included, the interrogative syntax would be, "Ha lui un bicchiere?" This is very counterintuitive for English speakers, but this is generally how the syntax goes for romance languages.

June 21, 2013
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