"I have my father's surname."

June 8, 2013


Is "di" "de + il"?

June 8, 2013

No. "di" is a preposition which most of the time translates to "of" but like other preposition its meaning varies.

"del = di + il = of the" Queste sono le regole del gioco. / These are the rules of the game.

June 8, 2013

The grammar is still giving me problems. Is there a simple way to explain why "Ho il mio padre cognome." is not a correct Italian translation? Grazie!

August 1, 2013

i though that putting an article before an informal "padre" was appropriate based on comments by moderators. if that's the case, then should not "del" be accepted as well?

August 31, 2013
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