sua mamma can be HIS or HER mom/mother mamma. "Sua" is possessive for BOTH his AND hers!
'Her' is still marked incorrect. Reported March 8 2019
Her is still incorrect on oct 6 2019
Her is still incorrect June 10, 2020
Still marked incorrect July 2nd, 2020
On 17.08.2020 accepted HER MOM and HER AUNT. Are you sure that you have put HER for both MOM and AUNT? Another solution given by DL is HIS MOM and HIS AUNT. As written at the top.
why should I not confuse 'mom' and 'mother'?
I think it wants mamma to be translated as mum/mom and madre to be translated as mother. But I agree it should definitely accept both.
I agree. Lost a heart
Mom is "mamma" and mother is "madre"
mama works as English translation of mamma, too
Many people don't use mom or mum
Mom is American,not British. Mother should really be accepted. Reported 28/7/2014
Mom is also used in Birmingham (England!)
mom is mamma, mother is madre. Generalizations can paint you into a corner.
Ridiculous for not accepting mother
I think Duo is teaching us Italian, not English. And mamma is the equivalent of Mum, Mom, Mummy. Madre is Mother. Do the hearts actually matter?
Reported 4/6/18 "Mum" and "Auntie" were not accepted, common Uk names
Aunty was not accepted.
Also reported 30/7/14
after this practice, I get so confused that I no longer know how to call my own mother (or mom, or mommy, or......)
I can identify with this confusion and frustration. I tend to think along with DavidMcLeod's comment and assessment above, but I also cross my fingers! ♡ :-)
English English children go to their Mum. "Mom"is to them unknown, as Chaucer might have said..........
But Mom is used in the English Midlands. Beware of sweeping generalisations.
Perhaps. "Mum" in Cumbria and Nottinghamshire. "Mam" also. "Mummy", "Mum', and "Mam" carry some typically English class signals. "Mom" is rare up here.
I am her mom, the other is her aunt is not accepted!! March 12, 2020. This is so obviously a big DL mistake!
seriously Duolingo... mama and mom are not interchangeable?
I see no reason why her Mama and her Aunt are marled incorrect
DL, this is uncouth English. No mom would just say "the other one" when referring to her sisiter in front of her child, unless she lived in the street and had alredy drunk a fair amount of liquor.
The other what? Coffee cup perhaps? No halfway intelligent native speaker of English would use this, but refer to "the other lady", or "the other woman". Other on its own is purely insulting. But Duolingo disagrees - of course!
Any variation of mother (mom, mama, momma, mamma, ma, mum) should be excepted.
The male voice appears to pronounce "zia" with a "t" like the Spanish "tia"
I am her mama should be accepted. This is ridiculous. I'm not American and will not use Mom anyway. And why is her not accepted? Thsi is a mistake on Duo's part.
I translated l'altra as 'the other one' and was marked wrong. Is there that big of a difference between the other and the other one?
I put 'the other lady'. It sounds wrong in English to refer to people simply as 'the other'
"The other is his aunt" is an awkward attendee
Mother not accepted 16/07/2014
Italian version of this question does not accept madre english version does not accept mother. You cannot win.
Wouldn't it be "l'altra e LA sua zia"?
No, because the article is not required for singular official family relationships. HOWEVER, "mamma" is not one of these, so it should read "...LA sua mamma". Reported.
Whats wrong with mummy? Another example of not using English English!
"I am her mom, the other is her aunt." Not accepted. Why?
Her is still marked incorrect as of October 22,2019
Was chipped for using aunty instead of aunt. Aunty is the accepted term in Australian english
I put mum I don't know anyone in England who would use mom
Marked incorrect 10/27/2020
I said 'the other one' and it is counted wrong, whereas it is better English in my opinion, but certainly not wrong!
The m sound is one of the easiest for the speech apparatus to make and thus it's many variations in Romance languages to identify the life-giving person for the infant.
It should accept either his or her. So frustrating
I have already commented that "mama" is a proper English diminutive for mother, especially where I live here in the southern US. Here most people don't say "mom." It sounds coarse to us.
Why not "I am his mama, the other is his aunt" ?
I agree i do not often understand the marking of duo
When the answer can bw masculine or femine
Toss a coin and Iost so put her and it was wrong!!
What is wrong with saying mamma??
In England, we do not talk about 'mom' - it is either Mummy or Mum
Why is this a man's voice for I am mother?!!