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# "Haimilleamici."

## Translation:You have a thousand friends.

June 13, 2013

came here for that.

But when the statement is "You have a million friends," the correct answer is "Hai un milione di amici." Why isn't it, "Hai un mille di amici"?

I believe that would also be correct

No, Mille = a or one thousand. so you would be adding a second 'un'. Like most languages they can be misleading at times.

You must have won the lottery

he didn't say girlfriends

A Netherlander would never have that many! They're very picky about friends.

Speak for yourself. Besides, a Netherlander?

I think "You have A LOT of friends" should be accepted. Similar to "Grazie mille", which means "Thanks a lot". Right?!!

Seems like this (for once) is similar to French - 'mille amis' (no preposition), but 'un million d'amis' (preposition required). Reasoning is, I guess, that 'mille' is a number, like 3 or 4. 'Million' is a quantity, like a kilo, so it needs 'of' after it. Anything like million, billion, trillion is treated as a quantity.

Why -You have thousands of friends - doesn't work?

thousands implies more than "1.000", for instance: 2000 or 3000

Yes, but how would it be written in Italian? Come si dice "You have thousands of friends" in italiano?

maybe: "hai migliaia di amici"? ???

Well, I wondered that too, but I think that "migliaia" requires "una" before, just because it's an undefined number(of friends). If you or someone else is able to confirm, please tell us all. Thanks.

migliaia è plurale dunque senza articolo una

Why not "You have thousand friends"? Why must it be a particular "a" thousand friends?

Can we say: many friends. It looks like no one counts their friend when is behond a big number. I do not know if i am using a coloquial form but it seems that having many friends could be a more accurate answer that of a legal y litteral one.

This would be odd in reality--exactly one thousand friends. Seems unlikely. In AE we often say "thousands" to mean very many, but not exactly a specified number. I think "you have thousands of friends" would make more sense here. JMTC!

I thought that "di" was mandatory when saying a number of a countable noun?

I put "Hai un mille amici" and was marked wrong. Why is "un" incorrect here?

Because mille already means "one thousand," or "a thousand." Two thousand would be duemila and thousands is migliaia.

Sono tutto solo

i wisb i could relate

One day it's zero, then a thousand. What changed?

We are told that all vowels are pronounced in Italian yet the speaker does not pronounce the last e of mille, prompting me to put an apostrophe before amici. Marked wrong of course. What are the pronunciation rules here?

Please explain the differences in 'Ho un milione de amici'and 'hai mille amici'.