https://www.duolingo.com/16.sxv

The girl IS a black belt ???

I've just noticed an odd sentence in the italian lesson about clothing... It is : "la ragazza è una cintura nera". Mmh... I could be a typo OR there is something more X)

April 30, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

She is a "black belt" in judo or some other martial art. One of Duo's phrases that we tend to remember. In bocca al lupo....

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pierobonal

"Una" can be left because it expresses a precise characteristic of the person. "La ragazza é cintura nera" - "il mio amico é guida alpina" - "Mario é maestro di sci".

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RewindedMinded

I sure wish I was a black belt, judo is hard fam. I'm still a white belt after weeks of practice.

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/robin32999

i stopped at yellow-orange because we had that one bloke who just keep turning training lessons into fistfights. the trainers didnt care much, and us lot were mostly physically inferior. i went through untill he knocked a few of me teeth loose then i left. i realy liked the sport but the absolutely horrible management and complete and utter incompetence of the trainers realy destroyed the fun for me. luckily that particular dojo closed a year ago due to lack of members ( i wonder, wonder why that would be)

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/robin32999

best of luck though. im not shure how your system works but for me it was every year a chance to step up half a belt so white, white-yellow, yellow, yellow-orange,orange, and i think its orange green then. then green if thats the case followed by blue, brown and black. training is important and even if like in my case you have to deal with a bunch of unsufferable ❤❤❤❤❤ you have to keep your patience and focus that you learn and succeed. you arent there to help someone else to reach higher goals. infact now that you brought me to it maybe il look if we have a new dojo nearby and i restart it? might be worth a try.

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Rewinded. Learning how to fall is half the battle, no? I wish you encouragement in totting up all your xps for the next colour belt - per la prossima cintura di colore;-)

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise

@16.sxv

I do not see why this sentence even surprised you. We say in English "this person/he or she/ is a black belt."For any kind of martial arts. It is a norm at least in Canada where I live.

I did martial arts for number of years and typical conversation was "What belt are you? I am a brown belt. etc.."

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/16.sxv

I guess I was surprised because we wouldn't say that this way in french ? Sounded odd to me but I'm glad I learned something X)

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise

Yeah,

Oui, en français on dirait "cette fille a une ceinture noire.." Mais en anglais on pense dans un mode différent, c'est tout..:-))

May 2, 2019
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