Translation:Il mio vestito
I find it funny that dresses are worn by donne and ragazze yet the word is masculine
Ahahahah I am italian and I find this offensive. Joking. Nowadays dresses are used by women only, but back to ancient roman it was common both men and women ;)
I am Itaian, and I never understand the different between clothes and dress... becouse both in italian mean vestito
Clothes are anything that people wear. A dress is a specific thing that women wear.
Also to loic. Tua tuo tue tuoi is to say that you have the thing/s you are talking of. Remember: the general rule is if the adjective/name ends with i it is plural and masculine. If it ends for e it is plural and feminine. With a it s sing. feminine and with o sing. and masculine. So tuoI( tuoi is for a problem of assonance, tui doesn t sound well) tuE, tuA, tuO. ALSO REMEMBER: YOU HAVE TO PRONOUNCE WORDS HOW THEY ARE WRITTEN. THE ORTOGRAPHY IS SIMPLE BUT GRAMMAR IS DIFFICULT. In our schools they always repeat that Italian grammar is very difficult.
wait My dress surely requires la mia for feminine? as the my is the determining factor and the assumption must be feminine?
The possessive is not the determining factor nor is anything assumed. The gender of the person doesn't matter; the possessive is determined by the gender of the word it's describing. You may be a woman but dress is a male word so it would be mio.
Hey, to loic: you use il when tis article refers to a masculine name. The same is for lo, but there are this 2 masculine definitive articles for assonance: for example you can t say il zaino (zaino is bag) but lo zaino. La is for feminine names. The plural of il and lo is gli and its pronounciationis ji. The plural of la is le. Mio mia miei mie means my. Mio is for singular masculine names, mia for singular feminine ones, miei (with accent on e) is for plural masculine names and mie for plural feminine names. Mio, mia, miei and miei is to indicate that I (io in italian) have the things which you are talking of.
Why is the "Il" needed in "Il mio vestito? How come it's not simply "Mio vestito"?