"Ha l'acqua negli stivali."

Translation:He has water in his boots.

6/14/2013, 9:25:33 AM

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AernJardos
  • 14
  • 11
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 4
  • 2

Oh no, it will rust the knife!

2/16/2014, 4:29:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ojoe1218
  • 25
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 477

On the plus side, it might chase out the snake.

2/24/2014, 1:47:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ValentinaKiagia

They should pay toy story for stealing that.

2/24/2014, 10:10:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/andrewduo
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 19
  • 90

I take it the possessive is understood and there's no need for "suoi". Would it be wrong to include it?

6/19/2013, 4:56:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/nori.bracken

what is wrong with "he has water inside his boots"?

1/6/2014, 7:01:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Elen-ka
  • 17
  • 14
  • 12
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3

Can "ha" in this case be translated as there is?

6/14/2013, 9:25:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
  • 25
  • 17
  • 8
  • 5

My understanding is that "ha'' = it has, she has or he has; not there is

6/14/2013, 8:54:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mickaela1685

Marked me wrong for using "It" How can I tell whether it's he or she without lei or lui?

11/25/2013, 5:20:39 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
  • 25
  • 17
  • 8
  • 5

Because "its" don't wear boots. He or she would be fine, but not it.

11/25/2013, 5:43:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mickaela1685

Oh yeah. Doh!

11/25/2013, 5:49:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
  • 25
  • 17
  • 8
  • 5

Don't worry we've all had "Doh" moments. Cheers ^.^

11/25/2013, 6:19:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ducttguy13

Sport performance animals and injured animals wear boots. Duolingo now accepts "it" for this answer.

5/26/2014, 7:17:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DmytroShkr
  • 12
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6

I think it might if used as the impersonal verb (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/italian-english/avere#avere_1)

8/23/2013, 7:04:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Renato_MOliveira

"There is" is "c'è" from "ci è". "ci sono" is plural, "there are".

4/11/2014, 1:19:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/marikawait

Why isn't it "nei?"

3/29/2014, 5:55:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/John__Doe
  • 21
  • 12
  • 5
  • 2

gli for words in plural form started with z, s+consonant, pn, x, and y. I don't know if there's more, but I'm sure Google can tell you the full list :)

6/4/2014, 3:00:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/thmarchi

What about nelli...is that even an option?

7/20/2013, 1:58:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/bcchervitz
  • 15
  • 14
  • 12
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 118

In the case of "Stivali," its article is "gli" because it is a noun that begins with an S+consonant. So that's why combined with "nel," it becomes "negli," not "nelli."

7/22/2013, 1:53:28 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/roboskabouter

ok i got 3 options here, i didnt check : "he has water in her boots." but i should've.. now to me that doesnt make any sense, if i accidentally write: a apple instead of an apple they say its wrong, but to have water in someone else's boots is correct?

9/17/2013, 11:45:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jesslc

John has put water in his sister's boots...."He has water in her boots" is a grammatically correct sentence which fits the above situation.

One difficulty with Duolingo is that out of context things can sound weird - but they could still be correct, given the right context.

10/22/2013, 6:49:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/OlderThanRome
  • 24
  • 21
  • 17
  • 14
  • 14
  • 10
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3

But wouldn't you use a pronoun for clarification in such a complicated situation? i. e. Lui ha l'acqua negli stivali di lei?

And also, can "ha" mean "has put" and not just "has"?

11/20/2013, 7:52:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/xyphax
  • 25
  • 21
  • 11
  • 4
  • 3

Not sure I agree with that. He no longer 'has' water once he has put it in her boots ... 'She has water in her boots' fits your scenario much better.

1/10/2014, 8:54:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/lastnightilie
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 435

Is this an idiom/metaphor? What does it mean?

9/25/2013, 1:19:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/NobleJohn
  • 21
  • 21
  • 14
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

I think it means exactly what it says. He/She has water in his/her boots. He/She stepped in a deep puddle and now has wet feet.

10/14/2013, 8:47:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/lastnightilie
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 435

I see that now. I'm still confused as to why Italians would say "in the boots" instead of "in his boots" and in which other similar situations we would use "the" instead of possessive pronouns.

10/14/2013, 9:39:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jesslc

The possessive is assumed in such cases in Italian. ie. if you were to say "Ho l'acqua negli stivali." everyone listening would assume that since you didn't specify whose boots they are, you are talking about your own boots.

10/22/2013, 6:53:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/apollonia14

why is "you have water in the boots" correct. if it's being used in the formal version of lui/lei? if so, we didn't learn about this yet, why is this acceptable here in an alternate translation... and in an earlier lesson in a mark-all "we drink yours" it had a tu and lei "beviamo le tue" and "beviamo le sue." i marked both and it was wrong... not consistent AT ALL.

1/14/2014, 5:51:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jill.parke

Just to muddy the water in her boots...The 'correct' answer given to me (I obviously got it wrong) was: "They have water in her boots" the hint said they have, he/she has.

2/10/2014, 7:57:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/xyphax
  • 25
  • 21
  • 11
  • 4
  • 3

Yeah, that's rough. The hints often just overload the conjugation possibilities. For a verb, if I need to hover, I remind myself of the verb name, but then have to force myself to choose which conjugation (or often think about which article needs to be used based on the verb ....) At least we have the hints; that is a huge part of my learning process.

2/11/2014, 12:38:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/lsartoriduolingo

How do you say "there is water on the boots"?

4/4/2014, 3:48:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/xyphax
  • 25
  • 21
  • 11
  • 4
  • 3

my guess is

c'e l'acqua sui stivali

4/5/2014, 2:03:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Wrathful_Midget

Jeez, people need to watch what they put in their boots! Snakes, water, knives, non of them belong!

5/5/2014, 5:06:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathalie-Moo

hahahahaha!!

5/30/2014, 11:04:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/erdnaoluap
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 11

Is "ha acqua" grammatically wrong?

6/12/2014, 5:27:17 AM
Learn Italian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.