Wow! Good eye. Asciugare means to wipe/dry , and mani means hands, so to say towels in italian, it's "wipehands". That's the sort of thing that helps me remember, thanks!
Just about the best question here is also the most underrated, up voted. Thanks!
The one I always get wrong is rosa. I need to look for the single-s rather than double-s.
So, how do you pronounce rosa vs rossa? I can't seem to distinguish the difference and as it was said b4 I'm seeing red Grazzie
When there is a single 's' between two vowels it pronounced like z in english (rosa sounds like roza), but when there is 'ss' it is like s in english.
"house" is an unfortunate example because it is pronounced /haʊs/ when it is a singular noun and /haʊz/ when it is a verb (by the way, it is also pronounced with /z/ in the plural noun "houses).
A better example of the /z/ phonem in the Italian word "rosa" would be the English word "zebra".
Shouldn't it be "rosi" instead of "rosa", I thought the color always matched the gender and plural/nonplural status of the word it describes
asciugamano is ALSO a hand towel. That's what I learned in Italian conversation school. That's what Work Reference says.
Gli is a faint whisper between two spoken words. It seems perhaps intended to confuse
"rosa" is an invariable adjective. It doesn't change in the plural. "blu" and "viola" also.