"Does the room have bedsheets?"
Translation:La stanza ha lenzuola?
No, there is no inversion between subject and verb. In questions the word order remains the same. But I think you can also put subject in the end ex. "Ha lenzuola la stanza?"
It's because you're asking if "La stanza ha X?" not if "(Lui/Lei) ha X?" I'm not a native Italian, but I'm sure you could ask "(Lui/Lei) ha le lenzuola della/nella stanza?". It's not the meaning of the sentence, but to show the difference and why the answer was wrong.
Can somebody say why it is wrong to say "Ha la stanza lenzuola?"? We've had dozens of previous questions starting with the Italian verb - why not here?
Ha la stanza lenzuola= (Literal translation) It has the room bedsheets? Instead of La stanza ha lenzuola?=The room has bedsheets?
The "Does" is already implied when you add a question mark to a statement. It's all about being specific.
Ha lenzuola?= Does (it) have bedsheets? La stanza ha lenzuola?=Does (the) room have bedsheets? Ha la stanza lenzuola?=Does it (the room- which is already specified as it) have bedsheets?
When you put the verb form (It/she/he) Has in front of something already specified, there is no need for it to be put there unless there was some kind of need to be more specific, if that makes sense.
For example, Ha lenzuola?= Does it have bedsheets Ha lenzuola lei?= Does she have bedsheets? Lei ha lenzuola?=Does she have bedsheets?
If you do want to put the verb form "avere" in front of a sentence, you would have to ask the question and then specify:
Ha lenzuola, la stanza?=(literal translation) Does it have bedsheets, the room?
Which form is more typical of informal written and spoken Italian, "La stanza ha lenzuola?" or "Ha lenzuola, la stanza?"
Yes, there is, and it is an irregular noun: "il lenzuolo". Note that the singular form of this noun is 'masculine' and the plural form is 'feminine' which ends with "-a" not with "-e/-i", which is a part of the general grammatical rule of plurality.
For further information, you may have a look at this discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/684768
Please look at the given note at the beginning of this link below, right under the word "lenzuolo" written in bold. You will find the explanation there, which is the confirmation of this statement:
'lenzuolo' (sostantivo maschile): plurale: '(i) lenzuoli' - plurale alternativo: '(le) lenzuola' “lenzuola” is feminine and more common"
My dictionary also gives 'lenzuoli' as the plural form of 'lenzuolo' but it's marked incorrect despite the fact that one of the hints is 'lenzuoli'. If DL's own hint is not going to be accepted then why in the hell is it listed. This continues to be the most frustrating aspect of DL: hints that are either incorrect or have nothing whatsoever to do with the required word.
I Lenzuoli is used (so far as I can tell) to mean a specific set of sheets, for example "I have three sheets" would be "Ho tre lenzuoli." However, le lenzuola is used for collections of sheets, for example "I have sheets" would be "Ho delle lenzuola."
I don't think it is necessary, it's given me the translation of "does the room have bedsheets?" as "la stanza ha lenzuola?"
A question in Italian can be stated with the verb as the first word so "ha la stanza ..." is correct. DL is mistaken. Lenzuoli should also be accepted.
That would mean something like: Does he/she/it have a room I think you could say: Ha le lenzuola la stanza?
I do not understand why the article is plural, but the actual noun single for bedsheets.