"We drink his beer in September."

Translation:Beviamo la sua birra a settembre.

July 16, 2013



In this section 4 of Time sometimes we are given 'a' followed by the month and sometimes 'in' followed by the month and it seems completely interchangeable. This time I put 'in settembre' rather than 'a settembre' and was marked as incorrect so I would love a native Italian speaking person to let me know if there is a rule for this as I am unable to fathom it out. Many thanks.

May 24, 2018


Only have their word for it but two of my Italian friends tell me it doesn't matter, if it did, it doesn't now...

September 22, 2018


The moral of this story is...he should have drank his beer in august

May 29, 2014


why is this a and not in septembre

July 3, 2016


The three given meanings of English "in" are "in", "dentro" and "tra"; yet "a" is used in the correct answer. How is this right if "a" is not one of the given meanings?

July 20, 2013


you use "a" with most of the months. I believe you use "in" when the month starts with a vowel, but I never had this confirmed by a native speaker. But I know you use "a" with most of the months.

June 15, 2014


Is an unspecified quantity of beer always singular? I would think that the sense of the sentence would imply that more than on beer is had.

July 16, 2013


why is it " la sua" instead of "il suo". is beer feminine?

August 6, 2018


Yes, beer is feminine and uses "la" and feminine adjectives.

August 13, 2018


Thanx ^^

August 14, 2018


wait so how would we know if someone said this sentence to us if they were saying his or her beer?

January 2, 2019


You don't. But there's normally something else in the sentence that gives you a clue - eg we went to see Peter and he gave us his beer

April 14, 2019


I get confused with masculine or feminine applications. In this example, I don't understand why "la sua" (f?) is used when it's referring to a "his" (m).

January 8, 2019


Because possession in Italian is determined by the gender of the thing possessed. Il mio cavallo, la mia birra

April 14, 2019


Are month names also always capitalized in Italian? (e.g. "Settembre" instead of "settembre")

March 27, 2015


I don't believe so, I've never seen them do it.

May 20, 2015


No. Italian capitalizes a lot less than us. I want to say just proper names.

November 1, 2017


Any recommended Italian beer for me?

May 23, 2019
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