Absolutely! I have several pairs - my regular bifocals, and several pairs of reading glasses that I use at the computer, at the piano, and for reading. (Used to need a single vision prescription for the computer & piano, but unnecessary since cataract surgery).
JonathanHe...Don't include "a" when using a modal verb like 'potere'. It's just 'non posso vedere...' :-)
I am confused cause glasses was also bicchieri, I need help to remember a differnt thing for these words. So occhiali means spectacles, so would this word occhiali be reading glasses or sun glasses, either, both?
Specs are given as a potential answer and yet not accepted in the actual translation. Why not?
Not necessarily. I've been bit there. And sometimes, you can't even find the right word in the drop-down. Although, in general, I would agree with you.
The program is inconsistent. Definitely not your fault! Report it if you run into it again.
amborella: Just speculating, but I suspect b/c it's British and DL has yet to accept many British words and phrases.
I translated this as "Where are my eyeglasses", which was rejected incorrectly.
Dov'è is a contraction of "dove" and "è". I know alavdaisere explained this, but I thought maybe this would be a little clearer.
does "occhiali" always come as a plural or does it have a singular noun? "occhialio" maybe?
remember to join "su" + the article: "sulla tua testa":-) sul/sullo/sulla/sui/sugli/sulle
Masculine nouns beginning with a consonant require lo or l' in the singular and gli in the plural.
Not quite. Lo is only only used for masculine nouns beginning with s + consonant or with a z, while gli is used in these cases plus with masculine nouns beginning with a vowel. All other masculine nouns use il or l' and i. So lo zio, lo spago, gli uomini, gli zii, but il ragazzo, i ragazzi. Also, if you have an adjective that goes in front of the noun, that can change the article. So lo zio can become il grande zio, while gli uomini can become i vecchi uomini, and il ragazzo becomes lo stesso ragazzo.
You are absolutely right! But I meant masculine nouns starting with a vowel, not consonant. My bad :-)
Elena18 & Susanna35: Me too! But what I say and most likely you yourselves say is "Where's my specs?" which DL didn't accept. But... whaddo I know... I'm only an old native Englishman? ( ; When was the last time you said 'Where are my spectacles?' Still love DL though....!