"Non ha fratelli."

Translation:She does not have brothers.

May 19, 2013

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

Why "He does not have brothers" was wrong?? How could I understand that sentence is about woman?

May 12, 2014

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

The direct translation is: "Non (not) ha (he/she/it has) fratelli (brothers/siblings)."

So there are several possible correct translations:

"He has no brothers." - "He does not have any brothers." - "He has no siblings." - He does not have any siblings." . . . . and then you can also replace "He" with "She" or "It"

April 12, 2018

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

I got it wrong anyway, but 'it' is plain daft - 'he' or 'she' should be accepted.

March 4, 2015

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

Why not 'you do not have any brothers'? How do we know 'ha' refers to only to she?

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Seledki

"Hai" should be used for "you", then ha is for he/she/it

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaurentKos2

Didn't know that. Thanks

July 6, 2017

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

you are right
if you use formal "tu" (Lei)

  • (Lei) non ha fratelli = you don't have any brothers
January 28, 2019

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

It came up with "it has no brothers" for me, weird...

August 20, 2014

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

a me suona: una fratelli ma questo non ha nulla senso!

May 19, 2013

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

In my view "He hasn't any brothers" is just as correct as the answer given yet it is marked wrong!

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOrlando3

Duolingo generally uses American English. In American English, we don't say "He hasn't any...," we say "He doesn't have any..." In either case, there is no "any" in the Italian.

March 7, 2019

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

Ha sounds exactly like a. I guess the real trick is deciphering the accents/dialects of the recorded voices, something I'm having IMMENSE difficulty with.

July 24, 2019

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

Ha SHOULD sound like a.

July 24, 2019

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

Again, this man is not Italian and it shows through his accent

September 10, 2019
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