When listening to this you can tell that it's red and not pink because it took the ending, right?
That, and the 's' in 'rosa' is pronounced as a 'z' while a double 's' is always pronounced as a long 's' - as in 'rosso'.
Thanks! Though the difference between a z and an s sound is so hard to hear since the audio qualities shoddy sometimes... :P
I suggested to duoLingo that they create a sentence with red and pink in it, to help us hear the difference.
Camicia refer to the shirt closed with buttones, all other types (like sweater and T-shirts) are maglia.
The shirts are red, and the wearers most likely dead. Admittedly, I can't help but think "Star Trek" at mention of red shirts.
Why do the endings change? Ex: Azzurro and azzurra are both blue. Or Rossi vs. Rosse. I wish DuoLingo explained more of the grammatics.