I was actually thinking about the show Chowder, where he has to constantly tell a girl named Panini that she isn't his girlfriend lol
Thank you for being an amazing person that understands how great a refrence to chowder this was haha
I see we're getting a taste of typical Italian society here? How many times did Berlusconi say this?
Unfortunately this does not work since la figlia is the correct word for the daughter .
It would not be a right translation here but would "la mia ragazza" work as "my daughter" in practice? That does work in some other languages.
so is this what an italian would actually say if they wanted to say, she is not my girlfriend
No, that just means "She is not my friend", in Italian saying "is my girl" means "is my girlfriend" so the correct translation is "She is not my girlfriend!"
Most nouns referring to family members do not need the definite article, but this isn't a family member per se. Madre and padre are exceptions to that, along with a few others.
Here are websites that explains some exceptions: http://www.italianlanguageguide.com/grammar/possessive-adjective.asp http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare132a.htm
4 some reson this crcked me up
Keep forgetting lei is female, lui is male
The mouse-over pronunciation is "ragatta", can anyone confirm that this is a legitimate variant or is it an error?
Ok so this is off topic from this sentence but I'll ask it anyway. The phrase "mama mia" translates to "my mom," with the possessive adjective "mia" coming after the noun "mama." Why is it that in other cases, like "mia ragazza," the possessive adjective comes before the noun?
Certain specific phrases occasionally fossilize and don't follow current grammar trends. Similar to English where these days, the adjective comes before the noun, but we still say "time immemorial" or "persons unknown".
Girl and daughter should be synonymous. She is not my girl, the context made it seem like the were referring to a daughter. Its misleading.
it's not. you could be referring to your girlfriend as well. I'd refer to my girlfriend as "my girl"