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"La torta della donna è dolce."

April 10, 2013

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Why isn't this phrase "La torta donna è dolce."? The description/translation of "della" to "some" threw me off.

April 10, 2013

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If you say "La torta donna" you are ignoring the genitive ('s); the relationship of possession is usually rendered in Italian with the preposition "di", so it should be La torta + di + la donna. When some prepositions (di, a, da, in, su, sometimes con) are followed by an article they must be joined together in a "preposizione articolata", and di+la becomes "della".

I agree that the tips should be fixed.

April 10, 2013

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Thanks!

April 11, 2013
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