"Can you lend me some eggs?"

Translation:Mi puoi prestare qualche uovo?

May 16, 2013



Is "Puoi prestarmi qualche uova?" wrong?

edit: Never mind. "qualche" always takes the singular, right?

May 16, 2013


Yes! Thanks for leaving the little rule in there :)

May 16, 2013


Why is "uovo" in singular? Shouldn't it be a plural form?

February 8, 2015


It is confusing for us English speakers because we use the plural, but in Italian "qualche" is always followed by a singular noun. :)

February 17, 2015


If you want to use "uova" it could be "mi puoi prestare alcune uova" Alcune is right isn't it? I remember something about plural on -a.

May 16, 2013


It can also be "delle uova".

August 22, 2014


My question is why is uova the plural of uovo, and why wasn't I taught this in plurals?

February 14, 2015


It's just an irregularity. Of note is that "uovo" is masculine but "uova" is feminine.

February 3, 2018


How do you know when to use "qualche"? (As opposed to its alternatives.)

March 22, 2018


This is the best answer I have found. Also scroll down and read the comments after the article; there are a lot of good questions and useful answers. https://blogs.transparent.com/italian/qualche-alcuni-o-dei/

September 14, 2018


That is excellent! Thank you very much.

September 14, 2018


this comment has nothing to do with Italian, BUT when you lend someone something you expect to get it back. Can you give me some eggs but can you lend me some eggs does not make sense.

September 4, 2016


The point is, when you say "can you give me some eggs" it implies you won't give them back, noth the ones you want and not others you'd buy for them. When saying "can I borrow", you imply that you will get the person you are borrowing them from new ones some time later. Of course it's very unlikely that someone will borrow eggs and give exactly the same ones back.

September 5, 2016


If uova is incorrect then duo shouldn't suggest it as the answer

March 4, 2018


Mi puoi prestare, Puoi mi prestare, Puoi prestarmi are they all correct?

September 28, 2018


Eggs? Surely the plural when translated would be uovi and not uovo

October 13, 2017


Nope, the plural of 'uovo' is 'uova'. It's an irregular plural.

By the way, 'qualche' is followed by a singular noun.

January 5, 2019
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