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their is always loro?

I don't understand. There are always different words for a masculine or a feminine object, and different for plurals. But we are only introduced to loro for "their", and i cant understand from the examples, is loro used for both feminine and masculine objects, and both for singular and plural forms? Thank you very much!!

May 13, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/aaronwoolley

the table in this article explains it clearly. http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare132a.htm

the same rule applies.
il loro/la loro or i loro/le loro -

examples Masculine - il loro libro / i loro libri - (Their book / Their books)

Feminine - la loro macchina / le loro macchine - (Their car / Their cars)

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAigly

ok i see. thank you very much!!:)

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple

Right, "loro" doesn't ever change. My only guess as to why it works that way is that is has its origins in a Latin noun form (meaning "of them") rather than in a possessive adjective like the rest, which would need to change for number and gender. That's just speculation on my part, though.

May 13, 2014
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