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

"Which one is my book?"

February 8, 2013

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

Could you also say "Qual libro è il mio?" for "Which book is mine?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f.formica
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You'd need to change it to "quale" because "qual" is a truncation (apocope) and in informal speech it isn't used before consonants, except in some locutions (e.g. qual buon vento). But that aside, yes, it's fine.


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

does it matter if I'm lazy and don't put it the accents? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeannine7

"Quale libro è il mio?" should be included as a correct response.


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

Well that depends...

"Qual è il mio libro?" means "Which one is my book?" and "Quale libro è il mio?" means "Which book is mine?"

Do you consider these two sentences identical/interchangeable? I don't. I can think of a situation where you could use one and not the other.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lloydo3000

Just out of curiosity Jess, where does the "one" come from in your first suggested translation? I thought it would be "Which is my book?" Is it because the rest of the sentence refers to a single thing?

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