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.
Is there a difference in the shirt type of "camicia" and "maglia"?
Camicia refer to the shirt closed with buttones, all other types (like sweater and T-shirts) are maglia.
That was so helpful, thanks...
Maglia is a sweater, camicia is a shirt
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.
Why does DL not accept "jerseys", since earlier in the lesson, DL taught that camicie are jerseys?
Why is rossa sometimes pink and not red
Rossa or rosso, with an ss, is red, while rosa, with one s, is pink.
(Also, while rossa can become rosso, rosse, etc., rosa always stays rosa, no matter whether it's plural or not.) I hope this helps!
I thought plural for red would be rossi and plural for pink would be rosse