"Il mio costume è verde."

Translation:My costume is green.

June 3, 2013

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In my experience, Italian "il costume" can often mean "bathing suit" or "swimsuit." The fact that it doesn't immediately offer "swimsuit" as translation help had been bothering me all through the clothing unit. I finally just tried "swimsuit" on this sentence and it took that as correct. Technically it's "costume da bagno," but I do remember hearing Italians at a beach in Italy using simply "costume" to mean "swimsuit" since it contextually made sense.


It may help. In German we refere to a custume as a suit, jacket and pants or skirt matching.


Completely agree D_Lauren, my family and friends use "costume" for "bathers" or "swimsuit". I was also surprised that this wasn't offered in the help as in every day conversation I would use this term more often.


This Halloween my costume is lettuce.


Why not "outfit" for "costume"?


I wondered about this too, on a different exercise - but on looking it up I can't find a dictionary that translates 'costume' as 'outfit' - I guess there's a subtle difference between the words (though to me the two - in English at least - are roughly similar)

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