"Le sue calze"

Translation:His socks

July 10, 2013



How do I know it's plural in this sentence. I was under the impression it would be something like calzi instead of calze?

July 31, 2013


Le is plural; la is singular

September 5, 2013


Calze showed up as a new word for me and when I hovered over it it gave the translation as " fittings or fits" so I was really confused when it was marked wrong.

December 16, 2014


the same happened to me.

January 1, 2015


Mine came up as "tights" first time around, and I was marked as incorrect, however, when I came back to it later, "socks"was correct. Beat that.

May 23, 2017



August 9, 2018


Not sure, but I think it is the 'Le Sue' at the beginning that denotes the plural.

August 4, 2013


Italian is a very redundant language; all three words carry the markings for gender and number. "-e" is the marking for gender: feminine and number: plural.

September 9, 2013


Not "all three words". Lots of nouns end in "-e" and are singular masculine (il cane) or singular feminine (l'ape).

February 6, 2014


True. But in this case all three "-e" are there to mark the feminine ending. Masculine words ending in "-e" are the exception to the rule, but the rule still stands :-)

February 6, 2014


Yes, yes, it is a rule. All I was pointing out (although not very clearly, I admit) is that it's better to focus on the articles and possessives to determine gender and number - nouns can be tricky.

February 6, 2014


I agree with you. But the fact that all three words end in "-e" helps a lot because, regardless of how the noun ends, adjectives and articles match the gender of the noun (unless the adjective ends with the "wrong" vowel, such as "grande").

Isn't Italian great? ;-)

February 6, 2014


Calza is ending in A so it is is feminine singular while plural for words like this is E: La ragazza/Le ragazze. LE is plural in Italian. So, la sua calza means her sock/stocking while le sue (hers) plurarl. calzi would be if word was il calzo because i ending is for masculine plural, again : il ragazzo/i ragazzi, it is rather simple really.

December 11, 2016


It's not hers its his the answer says

April 4, 2019


Is there a way to differentiate between if it's his or hers, or does it just depend on the context?

November 26, 2016


If you're using "le sue calze", it just depends on context. You could use "di lui" or "di lei" if you needed to specify.

December 31, 2017


I wonder why it marks me wrong then

April 4, 2019


Le is feminine plural and la is feminine singular, il and lo are masculine singular and i is masculine plural

February 3, 2014


le sue calze . It is: His socks, according to duolingo

January 27, 2018


and suddenly the brand Calzedonia started to make sense..

February 15, 2017


His socks? I suoi calze?

September 28, 2013


His socks would still be "le sue calze" because "le" and "sue" are referring to the gender and number of the object (calza) instead of the person. If they're his or hers, that comes from the context.

October 11, 2013


or its

October 30, 2013


could this also be your socks? Your being the 'polite' you singular?

May 24, 2014


Yes, you are right. "Your socks" is now accepted :-)

May 24, 2014


Shouldn't it be "le Sue" instead, for polite you?

September 2, 2014


There is not pantyhose in the list.

February 23, 2017


There is now ,(August, 2017.)

August 24, 2017


La sua calza - fem-singular / le sue calze - fem-plural ;)

July 19, 2014


So is calze both plural and singular? When I dragged the mouse over the word, it said sock in the singular and therefore I lost a heart. Bummed

November 23, 2014


calze is plural. The singular form is calza.

November 23, 2014


Knock them off!

January 26, 2015


It worked for " her stockings " :)

February 4, 2017


wouldn't this be her socks instead of his socks?

April 14, 2017


It can be either, you can't tell the gender of the person from a possessive.

December 31, 2017


This is interesting - can anyone please explain - "Le sue calze" I put - your socks. However, the answer came up as "your TIGHTS". Problem is that when I put the pointer on "calze", it came up as "socks, stockings". Where did tights come from??

May 23, 2017


what if it were their socks?? suoe??

July 19, 2017


le loro calze - their socks

December 31, 2017


I posted the correct answer, yet it marked me incorrect. It did the same thing with the word ciao. if I wrote the capitals it put the answer in lower case, this went on for 10 minutes. Now I am doing the same with His socks, Her socks. very annoying. This program is not working properly. Three times it said I missed a day when I did the bet for the 5 lingots. It took away 72 lingots and started me on day one. I have proof that I did not miss one day. After 3 times telling me I missed a day, it started me on day one. I think there is a pervy programmer who just wants to annoy the people trying to learn a new language. It is really starting to stress me out and I am thinking of quitting this program. I will blog that it isn't worth it.

July 26, 2017


We use sox for this word... it is correct!

February 10, 2018


I typed "your socks," because I was being polite and it was marked as correct :)

June 6, 2018


I put Her socks and it was correct. How can it also be HIS socks?

January 24, 2019


Italian doesn't differentiate between his and her.

January 24, 2019


ok thanks.

January 24, 2019


Sue calze is this also right?

January 26, 2019


No, you have to say le sue calze.

January 26, 2019
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