"The shark's food is the fish."

Translation:Il cibo dello squalo è il pesce.

March 31, 2013



Why not "i pesci"?

April 17, 2013

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"Pesce" can be both countable and uncountable; for instance the fish market is called "mercato del pesce". It's more or less the same in English though; "the fish" can be uncountable, but "the fishes" can be used to describe different kinds of fishes.

April 18, 2013


I was always taught that fishes is not a word. The plural of fish is fish, and the plural of sheep is sheep.

February 20, 2014

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That's true for sheep, but not for fishes: there aren't many instances in one's life when you'd want to use the word, but it definitely exists: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/fishes. Another word that many ignore is "chickens", the plural form that should be used when speaking about live fowls.

February 21, 2014


Where are you from? Chickens is a normal word to me. Sometimes chooks. Never fowls.

Oxford says that fish is plural of fish here: http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/fish_1

If this is so, then I pesci should be excepted. The sentence could mean "the single fish", "the many fish", or "the range of different types of fish (fishes, if you prefer)".

February 22, 2014


Non è anche corretto "pescecane" per "shark"?

January 1, 2014


could someone remind me, what is the difference between 'dello' and 'dallo'?

March 31, 2013

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Dello is di+lo (so mostly "of the") , dallo is da+lo (so mostly "from the").

March 31, 2013


Why is it "the food of the shark" vs "the sharks food" isn't there a way to say the food belongs to the shark but start with shark?

February 19, 2014


Must be "il pesce" It won't accept just "pesce"

April 16, 2014


Why dello and not dell?

May 27, 2014


Because Italian words (or pair of words) can never have 3 consonants in a row, except "str" and few other cases. In "dell squalo", "ll sq" would even be 4 of them!

It's simply impossible to be pronounced in proper italian and it represents what they call "a fiscal code", as a joke :)

March 15, 2016
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