"Non mangiamo le vostre banane."

Translation:We do not eat your bananas.

May 12, 2013

48 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SavvyCL

That's not suggestive. At all.


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

You know, those dirty Italians...


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

At least I know I'm not the only one to whom this sentence seemed... suggestive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bryce60682

My thought too, lol


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

(laughter in Italian)


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

Can you laugh more slowly? I still have trouble translating...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/milanista1982

Watch how his hands move


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

cries in spanish


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

Ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-na-na!


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

I don't understand when to use tue vs vostre. Why is this sentence not non mangiamo le tue banane.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ailbhe12

Le tue banane implies the 'owner' of the bananas being just one person (2nd person singular). Le vostre is more than one (2nd person plural)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adria007

Also, Voi and vostre are used in formal situations. It is the formal of tu or tue. You would only use tu for family, close friends and people you really know. So, if you are speaking about someone you do not know (are not familiar with) or addressing an elder, you would use voi instead.


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

You are right, voi is sometimes used in formal situations (to address one person) but it is not common and mostly older people use it. http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=185531

More common formal "you" is "Lei" (notice the capital "L") which is 3. person singular so the sentence could also go like this :

  • Non mangiamo le sue banane. = We do not eat your bananas.

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

Sue should have its S capitalized


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

"Non mangiamo le tue banane" should also be correct. without context both are correct. please report it if it isn't included as a correct solution.


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

Thank you I was just asking


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

For the formal you (sing.) it should be Non mangiamo le Sue banane ..... Sue has a capital S!


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

The Italian possessive adjectives are preceded by definite articles and agree in gender and number with the noun possessed, not with the possessor. http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare132a.htm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErikFish2882

How do you say, "Seen on banner in lesbian pride parade" in Italian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/simon486678

You just won't get the role, then


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MonicaBlac3

How would you say "we didn't eat"...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter171262

Can't you say 'Mangiamo non le vostre banane'? For example if we eat (are eating) bananas, but not yours?


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

oh you guys!! i really wanted to remark on how i completely forgot to look at teh verb and was thinking " don't eat your bananas" was a dumb sentence


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankieW5

Aaan do vai se la banana un ci l'hai!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barry112197

Were does the "we" come from.


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

Poor eyesight, I couldn't hear the phrase and read it as "Noi mangiamo ..." Doh!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CindyBarto6

How do I know this is we vs. I or they?


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

In Italian the 'iamo' ending is exclusive to the 'we' / 'noi' conjugation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CindyBarto6

Thank you, that makes sense!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/faisal360053

Thank you! So much my teacher's and my friend group


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reuben344892

Did anyone else instinctively read 'noi' instead of 'non'? XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom934823

Why "do" and not "did"? How is the tense of this sentence determined?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aliaa714543

The second person is prular


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelTorres777

I did it correctly but still marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aen987913

The male voice is lazy, poor and slured


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

Marked wrong for: we do not eat you all's bananas?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eero504993

Could it also be be "You (plural) do not eat your bananas?


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

yes, we have no bananas


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

Yes, we have no bananas


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

Yes, we have no bananas


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

You must get people that can pronunciate


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

How very Italian

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