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"My brothers are tall."

Translation:I miei fratelli sono alti.

March 18, 2013



Can anyone explain why the article is needed here, when it isn't for most family ones? I would have thought that "Miei fratelli sono alti" would be correct, but I know there are exceptions to the rules about family and possesive articles.


It's for one specific member of the family that you MUST avoid the article. When there are more than one, it's no more a specific member.

If it's the subject, I think the article is mandatory, if it is an object, sometimes not, but better using it always with plural, it's easier to remember.


Thanks for the information. That makes sense. Use article with plural of family members; I think I can remember that!


My thoughts exactly robert0n


Yes..please tell me why the article is required here. Its talking about my brothers. No "the" needed according to past rules

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