"He wears glasses."

Translation:Lui porta gli occhiali.

May 2, 2013



Porta n. Is door does porta also means carry ?

May 13, 2017


Porta is door (and porto is port the alcohol) but there also exists the verb portare which is to carry or wear. There is some overlap from the conjugations: io porto, lui porta

May 14, 2017


what about vestire? that means to wear...

March 19, 2014


It simply doesn't work with glasses. It must be "portare".

March 31, 2014


I tried "usa" and missed it, but the correct answer given on the question page is "Lui ha occhiali." Is "ha" an acceptable alternative in normal speech for this sentence?

July 3, 2015


You can use the verb "mettere" too

February 1, 2015


This "gli" are there any rules of when to use it?

January 5, 2015


'Gli' is for plurals beginning with vowels, and 'i' for those beginning with consonants

April 11, 2017


Why not : Lui porta degli occhiali ? I wrote "degli " because in French ( which is my mother tongue ) we say " Il porte DES lunettes? for " He wears glasses and not " Il porte LES lunettes " . That is why I wrote degli and not gli. I guess my answer would have been correct if I had to translate from French to Italian..

April 6, 2014


Simple: It's not French, it's Italian. ;) In Italian, we say "gli occhiali" and one has to memorize this. What you say would use il partitivo and would sound like "he wears some glasses", I think you get what I mean...

April 6, 2014


Duolingo accepted "lui porta occhiali".

February 8, 2015


I wrote that too and it said I was wrong

July 4, 2017


I wrote "lui indossa gli occhiali" and it was accepted. Does using "porta" instead of "indossa" sound more natural or does it not really matter?

August 8, 2015



January 9, 2017


Why the "gli"...? He wears glasses= lui porta occhiali. He wears the glasses=lui porta gli occhiali.

April 14, 2017


Why does it say bicchieri is wrong? When I clicked on the word 'glasses', it had three options and bicchieri was one of them. But when I put that in, it came up as wrong

March 2, 2018


Oh my god. PLEASE STOP! IT SHOULD BE "Lui indossa gli occhiali"! The english equivalent of "lui porta gli occhiali" is "he carries glasses"

May 28, 2018


Portare = to carry, to bring, to take, to wear (for clothes, jewelry, accessories). The verb's definition shifts based upon context.

April 23, 2019


What is wrong with usa? Every other romance language I speak works with "use" for wearing glasses

December 27, 2014
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