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"Il colore è azzurro."

Translation:The color is blue.

May 30, 2014

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmoles

Just curious, why "azzuro" and not "blu"? I have seen "blu" used in other Italian lessons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sandrabruck

In Italian you have to distinguish some kinds of blue:

i.e. football:

maglia blu: like the jersey of Scotland

maglia azzurra: as it wears Naples or the Italian national team

maglia celeste: like the jersey of Lazio


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmoles

Ah, love the details, grazie!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabeH.4

I would argue that the color of Napoli's jersey is closer to Lazio's than the national team's.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph839483

It is not blu because in spanish you would say azure


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HairyChris88

So that's why the Italian football team are the Azzurri. Grazie mille :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidRussnak

THE COLOR OF THE PEN THAT I HOLD IN MY HAND IS....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AuntieE

Can anyone explain the lingots to me I accumulate them but have no clue what to do with them. Thsnk you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ddonald77

You can buy stuff at the store (the red and white striped tent icon) including an extra "heart" to use if you lose too many.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erick.lopezmdza

I wonder what the difference between azzurre and azzurro is... /:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary_Incognito

Why colour is wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CazThanks

Why did I get a typo comment when I answered "colour"? I thought this was supposed to be translating Italian into English, not American!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ddonald77

You UK snobs bore me. There is no language called "American." There are probably several hundred (maybe more) people over here in the colonies that speak what we still call English. Just tell DL to include the alternate spelling.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacob727686

just brittish spelling

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