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"Io ho un maiale."

Translation:I have a pig.

February 26, 2013

26 Comments


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

The most useful sentence in the universe as a tourist.


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

Why do they test us on the difference between "a" and "an"? I'm learning Italian here, not English...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quickboots228

I like that 'i have a pig' is under food rather than animals


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

Maiale is both pig and pork. Both the animal and the meat.


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

I put pork and I got a wrong answer, even though the rest was ok :/


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

s maiale also a pork, isn't it?


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

I answered pork and got a buhbow sound :(


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

What is the difference between maiale and suino?


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

I think it's the difference between pig and swine.


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

you can buy a lot with a pig...


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

Why "I have a pork" is a wrong for this sentence?


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

This is one of those idiomatic things. To have "a" pork in English would be verging on the pornographic (it's slang for ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤), but to have pork (in the sense of eating it) would be grammatically correct.


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

I think in a speaking context, I might go with "Io ho un porco" rather than maiale, so as to distinguish between the animal and its meat. Any Italian speakers want to weigh in on this?


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

Because pork is an uncountable noun, like water or air.


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

But we have also the phrase "un succo" in this course, and there's no explanation why "succo" is countable and "maiale" uncountable


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

I have a potential meal.


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

is maiale also a pork, isn't it?


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

Pork, pork, pork is the same as pig


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

I have a swine must be also accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lidia.dovg

Why is it not correct pork?


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

Que oracion mas instructiva en mi aprendizaje


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

What is the difference between maiale and porco?


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

and im not afraid to use it

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