"Lo spazzolino di tua madre è bianco o verde?"

Translation:Is your mother's toothbrush white or green?

June 18, 2013



Spazzolino was defined as brush, where did the tooth part of this come into play?

June 18, 2013


The word for 'brush' is 'la spazzola', 'spazzolino' literally means just 'little brush' but it is commonly used to refer to a toothbrush ("spazzolino da denti").

August 10, 2013


i'm definetely going to use this sentence is italian, no doubt

October 9, 2014


I think it would depend on your relationship with your friend's mother.

October 9, 2014


i wrote "Your mother's toothbrush is white or green?" But they said it was wrong, because they wanted "Is your mother's toothbrush white or green?"

I think they are the same sentences, and mine should have been counted as correct. Is there some esoteric reason that mine is an incorrect translation?

September 26, 2013


In general, you can use a declarative sentence in English to form a question. But I'd argue that it doesn't really work for posing contrasting alternatives (white or green) and that you need an interrogative sentence here: "Is your mother's toothbrush white or green?" or "Your mother's toothbrush, is it white or green?". [Not a native speaker]

September 26, 2013


I'm a native speaker, and "your mom's toothbrush is white or green?" is perfectly fine, though maybe not in a formal setting.

October 9, 2013


you left out "the" toothbrush----------!

October 1, 2014


The esoteric reason is probably that bots are dumb. Did you tell them that it should have been marked correct?

March 15, 2019


Why sometime is 'il spazzolino' and other times it's 'lo spazzolino"???

October 16, 2018


You will find it either "il mio/tuo/suo spazzolino" or "lo spazzolino"; never "il spazzolino".

January 22, 2019


I haven't come across 'il spazzolino'.

October 16, 2018


Your mother's toothbrush, is it white or green? is actually also correct.

March 14, 2019


Yes, it is!

March 15, 2019


I wrote mom and it was incorrect because it had to be mum. Nobody uses mum in the U.S.

January 25, 2014


Actually it's wrong because "mom" would be "mamma", not "madre"

March 5, 2014


Your mother's toothbrush, is it white or green was marked wrong by DL who obviously does not understand American English. That translation is almost identical to the Italian; I guess that is what is wrong???? DL, don't get me wrong; I love you anyway.

May 11, 2018


Why is "o" used in this sentance instead of "oppure?"

May 14, 2018


I kept thinking that the way to ask this was È bianco o verde, lo spazzolino di tua madre?

I don't know why.

May 27, 2018


I put exactly what the example said and it was counted wrong. I think I have a glich in the app.

April 19, 2019
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