"The dogs are mine."
Translation:I cani sono i miei.
Here's a handy site with lots of clear information on possessive adjectives and some conventions to follow that will help keep your heart intact when you encounter them ;-)
I tried that construction because 'sono le mie mele' exists as an answer to 'These are my apples.'
Lost two hearts because I typed the incorrect construction on each. The apples one was first, so I took note of the construction and applied it for the dogs question. Wrong both times - but are both constructions correct?
Got it now, mie is for plural feminine and miei is fir plural masculine.... mele is plural F... while cani is plural M.... mela is singular of Mele and it end with a while cane is singular if cani and it end with e.... most words dat ends with a are Feminine while most words that ends with e are Masculine
mio is masculine singular...
in the sentence dogs is plural and so the possessive aka words showing ownership must also be plural... keep in mind that the possessive form is based on the object being possessed, which is 'dogs'
therefore miei (masc. plural, similar but different to ragazzo [masc. sing.] / ragazzi [masc. plu.])