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"Tu hai un maiale."

Translation:You have a pig.

February 2, 2014

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ppescara

I'm not a native English speaker. What's the difference between pig and pork? Pork is the meat of the pig?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ppescara

I wrote pork in the answer and Duolingo says I'm wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steiner27

I think the clue is the "un maiale" - in English you can't say "a pork" because pork is more like a quantity, so you would say just "I have pork" or "I have some pork", but you can say "a pig". I'm not sure about Italian though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c.s.k

I have pork (for on the grill)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrPopaJr

Pork is the meat from a pig. A pig would be the animal itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTopp

Pork is the meat, yes, just as beef is the meet of cows.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gillianfederico

if you click on maiale, one of the choices is "hog". I put in "you have a hog" and it was marked wrong. Why give that as an option in the lesson and then consider it incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HushFish

..........And his name is Porky!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rahynor

Why doesn't pork work? Plenty of words in italian seem to have an un/una before them that wouldn't be there in english.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ado125900

Very confusing. Didn't know word for pork and pig were synonymous. I've got a lot to learn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/masterwow

in the audio, it sounds like tu eyo un maiale


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaoloArman2

the audio is terrible. I'm native and I got "Tu รจ un maiale". Don't repeat that sentence in Italy :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sslawek

That's what I got, too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTopp

I thought that 'ha' meant has and now its 'hai'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/t3212

he/she/it has = ha .... you have = hai


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mutterholle

Is it meant literally? Or is it an idiom like in German "Du hast Schwein!" = "you are a lucky fellow"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nat_tic

i don't uderstand: maiale = pork, o pig = porco

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