How do I know it's plural in this sentence. I was under the impression it would be something like calzi instead of calze?
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.
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.
Not sure, but I think it is the 'Le Sue' at the beginning that denotes the plural.
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.
Not "all three words". Lots of nouns end in "-e" and are singular masculine (il cane) or singular feminine (l'ape).
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 :-)
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.
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? ;-)
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.
Is there a way to differentiate between if it's his or hers, or does it just depend on the context?
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.
Le is feminine plural and la is feminine singular, il and lo are masculine singular and i is masculine plural
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.
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
It can be either, you can't tell the gender of the person from a possessive.
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??
Your answer was fine. Stockings and tights are pretty similar and I think could both be covered by "calze".
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.