"She eats her own candy."
Translation:Lei mangia la propria caramella.
"Lei mangia la sua caramella" should not be accepted as a correct answer I think. In a previous multiple choice question "la sua" was not accepted as a synonymous for "her/his own". Please, try to be consistent Duolingo!
can an italian person confirm/deny this, please? is "la sua" also good answer or it must be "propria" thank u :)
No. This is wrong. La sua caremella just means her candy. The word "own" isn't trsnslated anywhere in that phrase.
Propri is plural for both genders, i believe, and propria is feminine single.
I found that propriis just for plural maschile and propria uses for singolare femminine
yes - if you have propria you don't need sua as well.
"la sua propria caramella" is effectively "her her own candy"
What are the forms of the word "propra" and what are their meanings? When are they used? Unfortunately when i did rhis lesson the first time, i only skimmed through it. Now i don't remember how to use them....
I think you can say "candy" and "candies" but I am Italian, maybe an English speaker can confirm it.
"Ella" is seldom used. "Lei" is commonly used, but you can imply the subject in the most of the cases.
Wow ella is actually an italian word?! I thought it was spanish only lol. I know spanish so this is pretty amusing to me
Duolingo uses candy as singular, and candies as plural. you just have to remember that, however wrong it may be.
Thanks. I just got corrected for 'lei mangia la propria caramellE', rather than 'caramellA', and I'm over here like, but "candy" is plural!! And "candies" would mean "different types of candy"!! !!!!!!! Oh well.
Does anyone can explain what is wrong with the first option in the following?
(sorry, I couldn't find a better way to share my printscreen)
We have no permission to view your print screen, try to open access for everybody.
I was told by an Italian-speaker that "lui" is used informally to refer to either gender.
Also, in sentences where "propria" can refer to either a male or female antecedent, how do we know who's being spoken about?