I dont understand the use of "a" in this sentence. What would be bad in this: "é minha garrafa"?
You can choose whether or not use the article. but in this case if you use you emphasize the word "garrafa", but they both are correct.
I wish they would switch it so just "e menha garrafa" is correct then... I've never used that structure in my family's house. We are European Portuguese though
it's okay. Italians use them too. :)
so using "a minha" is like saying "it's MY bottle" and just minha would be "it's my BOTTLE" ? is that the feeling for the a/o with possesives in general?
what's the difference between minha and meu ?
Meu is used for masculine words, minha for feminine ones, both in singular form.
Why is it, it is the my bottle
Why don't they do one for either if you'r a male or female like when you first sign up why don't they ask if you're male or female
i heard eee not a ( e with accent) and i listened 3 times. something wrong with sound?
yup, really strange sound..
The bottle is mine is wrong?
= a garrafa é minha.
Why "This is my bottle" is wrong?
"Esta é minha garrafa".
É = it is
It clearly states that,"is it my bottle" and wrong answer!
Is there a trick to know which objects can be addressed as feminine and masculine??
Words ended in O, EMA, AMA are masculine (most of the time)
Words ended in A are usually feminine (most of the time).
Can we say "É mia garrafa" ?
No.that's Spanish. (Es mi botilla /esa botilla es mía)
Where I come from (botilla) would be dimunitive of "Boot"... But BOTELLA would be the translation of garrafa ;)
Se dice: Es botella..no botilla ;)
Did anyone else say It's my giraffe? False friends...
"Garrafa" comes from the Arabic "carafe".
Woops I put "it is my giraffe"!
E a for it is minha for mine garrafa for bottle
In this case it would be "my", not "mine". In English, "my" is the possessive adjective (it is my bottle) and "mine" is the possessive pronoun (the bottle is mine).
the bottles a girl :/ ok
In Portuguese, the grammatical genders are labeled "masculine" and "feminine". But those are just words. Don't read too much into it.