"Non ho il mio costume."

Translation:I do not have my costume.

July 19, 2013

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tesorino, dov'è il mio costume?!


Why would they teach you at the beginning of the lesson that they're going to be using "costume" in Italian to represent "swimsuit" in English...and then they use it to actually represent the word costume?


costume - 1. a style of dress, including accessories and hairdos, especially that peculiar to a nation, region, group, or historical period. 2. dress or garb characteristic of another period, place, person, etc., as worn on the stage or at balls.

custom - 1. a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances. 2. habits or usages collectively; convention.

I confused these two words in my own native language (English). Apparently the Italian word does mean both. I had translated this as, "It's not my custom" however, I should have know, doing articles of clothing, it was meant in a sense of clothing. I posted the English definitions for anyone else that may have stumbled across this.


Costume or suit are same


"Costume or suit are the same", but "suit" is not accepted.


What does "costume" means in this sentence? can it be translated as a suit or something like that?


I translated costume as 'suit' because that's what it is in French and it was accepted as correct


I tried 'suit' but it was not accepted.


why is it necessary here to use 'il mio' for the possessive when in other sentences using the verb 'ho' in the first person singular does not require any possessives? Is it just emphatic? Or is it because a costume is something that can be yours, mine, hers, his, etc.? In a previous sentence: "i have a snake in my boot" using the possessive 'il mio' was counted wrong. So why is it needed here?


I would say the translation is not correct. The italian word costume was introduced before as swim suit and a costume in english is not a swim suit.


"Bathing costume" is UK English for a swim suit.


Why don't I have my costume? :(


Where's my supersuit?


I answered "i havent my swimsuit" (cuse blastd duolingo teaches you that) and they rejected it. At times i find it so frustrating, i ponder if it is worth to have the paid version.


can "costume" also be an "outfit"?


Not really. Costume in this sentence is a costume or a swimsuit. I can't think of an equivalent of "outfit" in Italian.. it's usually "outfit" as well or completo (but it's not exactly the same thing).


We also have "outfit" in English used in Italian


So, this sentence implies the context could be a costume for a show or a event as for instance a teatrical performance, right?


Impossible to hear what she's saying, even at turtle speed


Could it also be I don't have my clothes?


please define costume in italian


I do not understand why bathing costume was marked wrong.


My challenge contains the phrase, "il costume". Shouldn't it be "Le Costume"?


No, because it is not speaking in the plural. Il costume is "the costume" singular. Limone and Leone (lemon and lion) are similar in this sense in that they end with an "e", but are male, the article being Il. Il leone, il limone, etc.


I don' have my costume


Why is "Non ho il mio costume" not: It is not my costume.


Why not "I don't have my own costume"?


Fantasia or costume?


Yes, she pronounces ' il ' as an ' i ' and we suppose to write exactly what we hear?. Best to be cautious and read closely the logic of the sentence. However, I did report that the recording didn't sound right. It's tricky when one is rushing through the exercises ☺! Also, ' il mio costume ' indicates ownership and costume in Italian can mean any type of clothing, including a bathing suit.


”suit" is also a suitable translation...


Why wouldn't "my own" work in this sentence. I know it isn't a literal translation but it would be more natural in English.


Why "don't" is not accepted for do not in the translation?


The suit does not acsept as right translation of costume. Actually it is most correct one. Consider it please!

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