So true. It would be something like, there is no salt on the steak.
La sua,le sue, il suo, i suoi are the four possesive pronouns used for His/hers/its. The usage of these depends on the gender of the object/word and not on the gender of the person.
Example: La sua bistecca = hers/his steak (because bistecca is feminine, singular) il suo zaino = hers/his backpack (zaino- masculine, singular) le sue bottiglie = hers/his bottles ( bottiglie is feminine plural) i suoi cani = hers/his dogs ( cani-masculine, plural)
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you would still use "la sua bistecca". Possessives reflect the possessed not the possessor so it is impossible to know if the owner is male or female without context of conversation. So in this case it is either his or her's, and takes the feminine since the possessed--la bistecca- is feminine. Also, my steak would be la mia bistecca, your's would be la tua..., ours' la nostra..., you all's la vostra and their's la loro
"sua" is referred to the steak (feminine noun in Italian) not to the subject of the sentence that could be a male or female noun. you can translate "his steak" or 2her steak" both are right.
sua è riferito alla bistecca (sostantivo femminile in italiano) non al soggetto della frase che potrebbe essere un sostantivo maschile o femminile. può essere tradotto "his steak" o "her steak" sono entrambi corretto
As far as I understood it is a common mistake coming from Australian English (I saw some other complains from Australians). But neither Americans nor British men say "has not". I think that duolingo should probably consider that Australians are right too and add such an option. Report a problem.
I agree with the person who said.....It could also be: Your steak does not have salt.
I understand ''Their steak does not have salt'' is ambiguous as you are training a language and 'their' more often refers to plural. However, since 'sua bistecca' does not specify gender, in English you could translate to 'their steak' as this also does not impose a gender. You shouldn't have to choose between the two.