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"Lei ha i pantaloni rossi."

Translation:She has red pants.

February 28, 2014

56 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.b.e.e.

Sounds like her pants are pretty damn fabulous


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xandro12

ther italian they are fabulous


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

This sentence is amusing for English (UK) speakers because here 'pants' means underpants ;p


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

If you play it quickly, she CLEARLY says "Lei miei pantaloni e rossi". I shouldn't be docked for writing down what I hear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clk245

It really does sound like "Le miei pantaloni è rossi."


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

You should definitely report it if that was the case, although I didn't have the woman's voice in mine, so it might have been fixed. But Duo won't accept a word jumble as correct, although if you can't make it out correctly (whether the error is yours or Duo's) you may have no option but to put it.


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

Whenever it's "ha i" it sounds like she pronounces "hai" without the pause (no "ah ee" but "aye"). Is this correct in Italian to contract them orally or does it just sound blended together to my untrained ears?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muttley71

Your ears are correct. When speaking - any language, not just Italian - we blend words together so that some sounds disappear or change.


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

Whoa, a ways back rossi was pink, now its red?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andi592551

rossi, rosso, rossa, rosse = red ...rosa = pink


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

I though "pantaloni" could be translated as either "slacks" or "pants." I wrote "slacks" & it was marked as an error. Make up your mind how you want that word translated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/me436

i use trousers, always worked until now. Apparently a pair of trousers isn't part of the translations yet.


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

agree. Slacks = pants = trousers all mean the same thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muttley71

How common is "slacks"? I had never heard of it until now. If other users agree that it's quite common, I'll add it to the options.


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

Eeeh , it's a common enough word, but I'm not sure as to how fitting it is in this context. As far as I'm aware, I've only heard 'slacks' in reference to a specific type of pants/trousers, not as the general term...


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

Where I live (US midwest) slacks is the more common term for women's pants/trousers, since the word pants is often used as a synonym for panties.


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

I think slacks was more often referring to woman's pants, but I think that's mostly because slacks tend to be more informal and traditionally the whole concept of pants of any kind was informal for a woman. Trousers in the US I have mostly heard only for the category name. I think my Grandfather used to refer to what he was wearing as trousers, but not mostly. Both of them seem on the decline in the US, although trousers was never common here.


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

Used quite often in Australia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larry631311

I am 72 years old and I've heard pants called slacks and back into the 50s and 60s it was a common word for pants


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

grammatically a sentence would never say le miei right it would always be I miei wouldnt it ??


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

Since "pantaloni" is masculine and plural, yes, you use "i miei." If it were feminine plural, you would use "le mie."


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

Why is "i" needed before pantaloni?


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

because pantaloni is plural


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

But i is a definite article, so won't i pantaloni mean the trousers?


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

I think pantaloni still means a word in the plural. Indeed It has a plural structure


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

Lei ha pantaloni rossi?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethD.2

Earlier in the lesson I was asked to translate "Lui ha pantaloni rossi". I notice the he/she difference in these sentences but why does this one have an "i" before pantaloni?


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

i means the so one was "he has red pants" while this one means "she has THE red pants"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethD.2

But the translation to this sentence is "she has red pants". Did you mean to say that the other sentence is "he has the red pants"? I'm sorry, I shouldn't nitpick. I understand your explanation and I am thankful.


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

o yeaa i see what u mean hmm maybe my explanation is wrong lol


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

Pants are underwear in British English. Please.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FancyFree73

WE HAVE RED TROUSERS YOU CAN SEE THEM FOR MILES. RED TROUSERS WE'RE THE LAST ONES IN STYLE.


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

Pants in England means knickers. Trousers is the word we use, and it should be allowed (as it is in other places in Duo)


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

At least we won't be able to see wether or not she has any kind of "accident"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy210708

Please amend the translation to include British English “trousers” as correct!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GenevieveR595586

This is true. I do and they are my favourite pair.


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

I would like to know what is incorrect about my pronunciation, how can I learn??


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

I said, "She's wearing red pants." Is that grammatically incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andi592551

yes, it is grammatically incorrect because the way it is written, there is no verb for "wearing". The verb they use is "ha" (avere-to have)

To translate your sentence using "wearing" you'd need to see Duolingo use the verb, "indossare" (to wear)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nstallaert2

Is "rosa" correct as pink used with a feminine subject or is it only "rossa"? Because in one lesson it came up at "rosa" when all the other times it's had two S's.


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

Rossa is red feminine Rosa is pink


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nstallaert2

Yea whoops, I realised that shortly after I commented, I just completely mixed the two up lol


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

Haha I had the same prob , they are very similar in spelling and pronunciation


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

Why in the same lesson there are "i pantaloni rossi" and "i pantaloni rossa"? I could not understand which one is correct!


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

Pantaloni are masculine, not femine. fs rossa fp rosse ms rosso mp rossi (f - femine, m - masculine, s - singular, p - plural)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellis930361

Wait, the same pants from the 'I have red pants' sentence I had earlier?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/icycloud42

It has different words for the words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pietro942252

She definitely says Lei ha i pantaloni rossi. So I can't finish this by writing the correct answer.


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

Ummm..how come trousers is wrong duo? Not everyone is American you know...pants! Blech!


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

I thought rossi is pink?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andi592551

The word "pink" in Italian never changes (I learned that here) it's always "rosa" no matter what (or how many) you are describing. Same with purple (viola)


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

When adjective is before noun, and when it's after?

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