"Her pants are orange."
Translation:I suoi pantaloni sono arancioni.
How is "pantaloni sono arancione" correct? it says both arancione and arancioni are correct. I understand the plural form but not why the singular form is correct?!?
The colours ending with a letter "e" such as arancionE , can change their form in plural to arancioni, but is not mandatory
Her pants are orange. Correct translations: I suoi pantaloni sono arancione./I suoi pantaloni sono arancioni. I don´t get it. Why does "arancioni" AND "arancione" work? It´s a masc plural noun!
What's the deal with the color "orange"? Isn't it neutral? If so, why is "arancio" correct but not "arancia"? Thoughts?
The fruit is "la arancia", the colour is "aranciono/a/i/e", depending on the noun it is attached to. So "arancio" for the colour is as wrong as "arancia"
No, arancione/arancioni regardless of the gender of the noun. Aranciona and aranciono don't exist.
@giuliap- Do you mean regardless of the NUMBER- (not the gender?) "arancione" for feminine (singular OR plural), "aranciono" for masculine (singular OR plural)?
La sedia arancionE, il pallone arancionE, le sedie arancionI, i palloni arancionI. I had it wrong, there are only two forms: arancione for both masc and fem. arancioni for plural.
Great so I get it that "aranciono" and "aranciona" don't exist, but that still doesnt explain why "i pantaloni sono arancione" and not "arancioni" (since "i pantaloni" is plural).
"I suo pantaloni sono arangione". Is that right? Isn't that supposed to be "suoi"?
Yeah it is suoi, since pantaloni are plural. However, aranCione is with a C not a G.
'Suoi' is the masculine plural form of the possessive 3rd person. "sue" is feminine plural. and "pantaloni" is masculine plural so that's why it's "i suoi pantaloni".
But I used "suoi" even though the original sentence referred to "her" , and it accepted it. Does the masculine version work for bofh genders?
As far as i know, suoi can be used for both her and his. The masculine form suoi is used as the word pantaloni is masculine, which has nothing to do with the gender of the one who possesses it.