"La tenda della cucina è bianca."

Translation:The kitchen curtain is white.

June 18, 2013



Shouldn't it also accept 'The kitchen tent is white'? 'Tenda' translates to tent and a kitchen tent does exist because I have been in one. It's a tent with tables, stoves, pots pans and food and funnily enough it is also white.

June 18, 2013


In order for "kitchen tent" to work, the italian sentence should have been "La tenda-cucina" or "La tenda adibita a cucina". "La tenda della cucina" clearly states that we are talking about the curtain OF the kitchen, it can't be the tent OF the kitchen.

June 18, 2013


Theoretically, it could be - I have a mental picture of a tent set up inside a kitchen. Curtain is a little bit more likely though :^{]}

June 28, 2013


I said "kitchen tent" too. I pictured a camp of some kind.

September 14, 2014


Yes, it should be because in two other instances, tenda meant tent. Don't give us the right answer twice and then mark it wrong when we use tent. I thought it was an odd sentence, but since I used it correctly before, I was shocked that my answer was not accepted with this statement!

January 7, 2015


White curtains in a kitchen ... tsk, they're going to get dirty really quickly.

June 6, 2014


They are going to get dirty, if not catching fire. :P

October 20, 2014


Is it not more normal to refer to curtains in plural? Is this sentence a typical way to talk about curtains in italian?

January 1, 2015


Curtains are almost always plural in English, I would have thought?!

March 28, 2016


I can think of one popular use in the singular - the stage curtain - "bring the curtain down". But you are right, mostly they are in the plural.

March 26, 2019

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But if the window in the kitchen is small enough, it might only have the one curtain, rather than a pair ;)

June 13, 2016


True, but idiomatically you would still say curtains

October 10, 2016



July 10, 2016


Tenda is tent?

July 26, 2015


why "the curtain of the kitchen is white" doesnt work

August 11, 2016


now it is accepted

June 21, 2018


Why not " The curtains of the kitchen are white"?

August 5, 2016


I said curtains, plural, and it marked me wrong, but I never say curtain, singular. Is that just me?

December 17, 2018


What is the etymological derivation of 'tenda'?

June 20, 2016


Excuse me for just posting a guess. I think it comes from “hang”. Curtains hang as well as a tent would have originally been a sheet hung over poles.

January 22, 2019


What is a kitchen curtain? It should be "The curtain of the kitchen is white".

June 2, 2017


Very annoyed that it didn't accept "The kitchen curtain's white" as this is also correct.

September 29, 2018


Tenda normally means tent or awning, and tendina means curtain.

April 29, 2019


I answered the tent of the kitchen is white and it says im wrong. Oo crazy

September 1, 2014


The same with me even though the language tip gives "of the".. oO

October 25, 2014


This should be.... The curtain in the kitchen is white!!!!!

January 26, 2015


Doesn't "della" mean "of the?"

January 26, 2015


Should include curtain in the drop-down translation on the lesson. Only showed tent for me.

February 11, 2016


My drop down showed curtain, curtains and stretch. Putting "The curtains in the kitchen are white" was marked wrong, even though "in the" was among the translations of della. Can anyone explain this?

October 17, 2018


DL doesn’t accept plural “curtains” even though that is the normal English.

January 22, 2019


What is "the kitchen curtain"? Does it refer curtains in kitchen window or something else.

February 19, 2016


I can see why "La tenda della cucina" means "The curtain in the kitchen" rather than "The kitchen's curtain" but would it also be correct to say "La tenda nella cucina" or no?

March 13, 2016


"La tenda della cucina" means the curtain of the kithchen,"La tenda nella cucina" means the curtain in the kitchen, which this one is not, as it was needing washing very badly and now in in the wash. I know it was dirty because we had to be told it was white.

March 21, 2016


tenda = curtain tenda= tent

May 11, 2017


Why not the "the curtain from the kitchen is white" ?

September 8, 2014


Wouldn't that be "dalla" not "della"?

February 7, 2015


Wrong choice of color -_-

December 17, 2014


What about that outside tents which protects the interiors from direct sun light at noons ? Some people have these kind of tents for the kitchen and they call it the tent of the kitchen

June 5, 2016


In one question in this section you say tenda is a tent and in another question it is a curtain

June 9, 2016


Hmmm. I didn't learn "tenda" yet and it didn't say it was a new word. Had to cheat to get it right. Shame on me.

July 13, 2016


Looking up a word you don’t know is part of the learning process. There is no shame. We are here to learn and Duolingo’s purpose is to help us learn. Making mistakes is also a good way to learn. Doulingo is not trying to test us. In fact our mistakes help DL to give us relevant questions to help us learn. Great site, and it’s free!

January 22, 2019


the speak bot is unclear and breaks della into de la with a distinct pause when in normal speaking mode. Only when you slow it down can on hear della. Still my misteak, but it's misleading

April 29, 2017


The audio for this sentence sounds like she is saying 'de la' not 'della' cucina. Would the meaning really be different?

June 22, 2017


I said, the cook's tent is white. Doesn't cucina also mean cook? Anyway, low blow to change tent to curtain out of the blue.

May 12, 2018



January 7, 2016


I had a typo.

January 7, 2016


There is only one 'the' offered in this exercise when two are needed.

February 19, 2016


It sould be "the kitchen's curtain is white"...please fix it

March 1, 2016


wouldn't it be the TENT OF the kitchen is white???

December 29, 2016


oops didn't read all of the comments before i posted that sorry!

December 29, 2016



January 7, 2016


Tent, sunshade should also be wright since technically both are possible and it is indicated that it are meanings of the word 'tend'.

December 22, 2014
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