"You carry a comb."
Translation:Tu porti un pettine.
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I think the problem here is that "pettine" comes from the noun "il pettine" = "the comb" and "pettina" comes from the verb "pettinare" = to comb, "pettina" meaning he/she/it combs. I have found that the "peeks" in Duolingo only really give you a clue, not always the exact word you are looking for. Hope this helps :)
Isn't it time that DL accepts both "Porta" and "Porti" as correct translations of "you. carry"?
I know that DL teaches the informal " Tu - you", but many people have been taught to the formal "Lei - you" and this form is totally appropriate in many situations. I'm happy that DL should use the informal in presenting texts, but I think it should also accept the formal as a valid translation.
I need to update/revise this comment already. As hit the check button, I remembered the issue and assumed that DL had marked it wrong. Now I find it was marked correct and I didn't lose a heart. Looks like DL had revised its policy without me noticing. Well done DL!
As a native English speaker learning Italian as an adult, I appreciate your comment because I have yet to learn the "lei" form. That can only be accomplished if everyone who knows the "lei" translations inputs them only as their interpretations. Thus, the database incorporates new sentences to be translated. We novices in Italian need access to both forms. Come on, please add and upvote alternate interpretations. With a group effort, there will be more sentences for new learners to digest.
I found that as I gradually studied Spanish, I stopped thinking of Spanish as idiomatic phrasing and English as a better source of idiom. Rather, I searched for colloquialisms in both languages and then compared said colloquialisms in order to get comfortable with the idiom of both languages. Try it.