"The pasta on the plate is yours."

Translation:La pasta nel piatto è la tua.

May 24, 2013



the "gender" of possessive adjectives is based on the object which is possessed, not the person or thing that possesses it. So, in this case, "la tua" refers to "la pasta" (the thing possessed) and not to the person or thing that possesses la pasta (which in this case is unknown).

May 24, 2013


Awesome explanation

February 21, 2018


Why tua? Why not tue?

May 10, 2018


I thought "sua"/"suo" meant...hers,his and its...how can it mean "yours" as well? I thought "tuo"/"tua" were designated for "yours" (with singular or familiar use) This is very confusing. This has to be an error unless someone can explain otherwise...any takers on this one???

August 6, 2013


We haven't covered this (yet) , but when speaking "formally" in Italian, Tu (you) becomes Lei, and la tua/ (yours) becomes la sua/ il suo.

July 31, 2019


Why is la pasta nel piatto è la sua also correct?

August 5, 2013


Why is "La pasta nel il piatto è tua" wrong? The english sentence said "the plate"

January 21, 2016


"Nel" alredy means "in the", so you don't need to repeat the definite article after it

March 21, 2016


how do you discern that the plate of pasta is for a woman and not a man?

May 24, 2013


Is it generally unnecessary to have nel piatto in a relative clause? I.e., something like "la pasta che è nel piatto…"

January 6, 2018


Is "La pasta è nella tua piatto" not possible? Can someone explain?

August 30, 2018


It is not possible because "piatto" is masculine and "nella" and "tua" are feminine.

June 29, 2019


are we referring to the pasta-fem, or the plate, masc?

March 10, 2019


To the pasta not the person

May 5, 2019


For anyone who is confused by "sua". "Sua", apart from meaning "his" or "her", is also the polite form of "tua" (the same with "tuo" and "suo"). This is why both "tua" and "sua" are correct in this sentence.

June 29, 2019


I was told that is should be "La pasta sul piatto e la tua" which makes more sense than "nel" for "in the" can it be either or, anyone?

July 13, 2019


No, it's "nel piatto". As explained in the comments on several others sentences with "nel piatto" Italian plates are not flat but deep so the food is in the plate, not on the plate.

July 14, 2019


Why are. 2and 3 the same answer but you marked me wrong

August 12, 2019


why "la pasta nel piatto è la tua pasta" is incorrect?

August 29, 2018
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