What's the difference between "cattivo" and "male"?
"cattivo" is an adjective
"male" is an adverb
Even when we finally learn how to complain in Italian, they still have to put a positive spin on it!
Bad in what way? Thankyou:)
Google suggests "naughty" or "evil"
Edit: in other sentences, "cattivo" means bad, like "la mela e' cattiva" o "il manzo e' cattivo"
The usage with food is less common, anyway. At least where I live. The first meaning of "cattivo" is "evil".
My dictionary also has naughty.
"They are not mean" ??
I think it could work.
Di nulla! :)
I learned "ugly" at the Università per Stranerie in Perugia!
False cognate for portuguese speakers!
Why is cattive not accepted?
@Kristoff. Depends on whether you translate from Italian to English or from English to Italian. "bad" can be both, cattivi or cattive. But "cattivi" is only bad .
Now Duolingo is arguing with itself. The previous question said that the apples WERE bad!
Ooooh! "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo"! Mind blown!