https://www.duolingo.com/ducati3003

"The fish do not eat the cats."

January 18, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ducati3003

there was written "the fish" not "the fishes" so, the correct answer should have been "il pesce ..." as I wrote ...

January 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jeslam1

In English fish is usually both singular and plural, also this part is testing plurals so keep that in mind ;)

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sdbondi

It's a tricky one! But the conjugation of 'do' (as in 'they do') in the English sentence should be 'does' (it does) if they are talking about a single fish who thankfully doesn't eat cats.

March 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olefattguy

The fishes would refer to different arts of fish, one perch one pike, one trout would make three fishes.

April 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ducati3003

Yes you are right, thanks a lot !

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iris713

why is it ok to say "i gatti" AND "le gatte"?

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ducati3003

in all latin languages, nouns and adjectives have diferent forms acording to the gender and number ... in your example i gatti means the cats (males) and le gatte means the cats (females) as il gatto means the cat (male, one male) and la gatta means the cat (female, one female) ... for example, in French the cat as two forms: le chat (male) and la chatte (female) ... and so on you have to learn by heart ... is it ok ?

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/iris713

ah yes, that makes sense - thanks!

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RosiePants

This is confusing I do not understand why they do not explain that "The Fish" should be " i pesci " I though "i pesci' means fishes.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/leomuzzi

The word "Fish" can be both plural or singular. As user sdbondi pointed above, since they use "DO" instead of "DOES", it means that "The Fish" is in the plural form: "The Fish", a.k.a. "They", DO. If it was singular, it should be The Fish DOES (doesn't). Tricky, but legitimate.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/susandlin

I agree with ducati3003

April 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sofocle

Pesce/pesci = fish. Non è l'autore che sceglie se sono "pesci" o è il "pesce" che non mangia i gatti, ma è una facoltà del traduttore! Quindi dico che è "il pesce che non mangia i gatti. Le regole non possono essere fatte "at personam". I think so.

July 9, 2013
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