"The cats are on the couches."
Translation:I gatti sono sui divani.
What is esprime? It's offered as a hint for couches, but I can't find the word in my dictionary.
Esprime is a verb form of esprimere, here meaning "to couch, to say indirectly" but more directly translated as "to express". Duo's hints here do not refer to this exercise and are misleading.
I put 'divani' for couches, and it marked me right, but it is not one of the options, and in fact all the options are words I haven't heard of or come across. What's the idea behind this thinking??
I thought it was divani and went with one of the suggestions as I thought I was wrong. This is one of the weak spots of Duolingo. I've left this site many times because they won't fix errors like these.
I didn't know the plural for sofa so I put divani. What is the plural of sofa in Italian?
Typically words with a stress on the last letter (parole tronche) are invariable, e.g. tribù (tribe/tribes), proprietà (property/properties), tè (tea/teas). So the plural of "il sofà" is "i sofà".
What is the different between "i gatti " and "le gatte"? Is it the same as i ragazzi and le ragazze
I gatti are all male or mixed gender cats. Le gatte would only work if all of the cats are female. So yes, just like le ragazze.
Why not " I gatti sono sui divani"? ....sopra i divani means ...over the couches. Cats my certainly be all over the places!
Translation: "I gatti sono sui divani." (Not sure why you're asking why not this--this is the DL translation provided)?
if it is IN (nei) the couch, not ON (sui) it, it is probably destroying the stuffing, as mine did!
Because any cat is on top of the couch, so that calls for the most literal meaning of "su" :)
I put i gatti sono sul sofa and it was incorrect. Why not "sul" but "sui"?
Can someone explain to me why "sofa" is considered masculine? It is just because il dovano means the same thing (sofa/couch)?
Hi, I guess I'm lost here... I thought that before s/z words and vogals I should use "gli" instead of "i". So it would be sugli sofà instead of sui sofà. Can someone help?