"Io sono un contadino."

Translation:I am a farmer.

July 26, 2013



So, I have an Italian friend who tells me that "contadino" has a potentially derogatory connotation, as if you're talking about peasants. Bearing that in mind, is this really the best word to be teaching people as the equivalent of "farmer"? Because I wouldn't want to be talking to a farmer and accidentally call them a peasant.

August 4, 2014


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July 15, 2019


I think agricoltore may be a safer term for the generic "farmer" to stay away from any possible negative connotation from contadino

November 2, 2014


Many terms of reference or characterization may be applied pejoratively or with malice which primarily reflects the bias of the presenter and receiver. [ "He is a man!" ‧ may be intended by the presenter or taken by receiver to mean ( There is no better compliment / There is no worse insult ). ]

"She / He is a farmer." may take on presenter and receiver bias characterizations resulting in the meaning spanning that of awe, respect and admiration or of insult, repudiation and disdain.

‧ Contadina/o ‧ From contado (“county”) +‎ -ino. ‧ en.wiktionary.org/wiki/contadino ‧ ‧ Contado ‧ 1. county (territory of a count) ‧ 2. countryside surrounding a city ‧ en.wiktionary.org/wiki/contado
‧ Agricola/o ‧ Farmer, agrarian, agricultural
‧ Agricoltore ‧ Farmer, agriculturalist
‧ Bifolca/o ‧ [see Campagnola/o]
‧ Campagnola/o ‧ Farm kid, hick, hillbilly, country bumpkin, peasant
‧ Campestre ‧ field, rural, country, cross-country
‧ Coltivatrice/ore ‧ grower, cultivator, farmer
‧ Colona/o ‧ settler, colonist, homesteader
‧ Contadinesco ‧ country, coarse [ in contadinese ‧ in farm-speak ]
‧ Fattore ‧ Farmer, rancher, driver, steward, factor, element
‧ Fattoria ‧ Farm, [Fattore è chi conduce una fattoria ]
‧ Padrone ‧ manager, master, overlord, owner, lord, ruler, employer
‧ Proprietaria/o ‧ farm owner, proprietress/or
‧ Proprietaria/o terriera/o. ‧ Landlady/lord
‧ Proprietà terriera ‧ landed property
‧ Rurale ‧ rural, bucolic, farming, agricultural, ‧ Rustico ‧ rustic, cottage,
‧ Terriera/o ‧ land owner ‧ laird ‧
‧ Zotica/o ‧ [see Campagnola/o]

November 26, 2018


Yes, contadino sometimes means something like "hillibilly" if said with mean voice tone or written in rural-population-unfriendly context

June 13, 2019


Since I am a woman, should I say "Io sono una contadina." ??

April 9, 2014


According to my dictionary, yes you would.

April 26, 2014


Thanks for the reply :)

April 27, 2014


Could one also say Io sono contadino (w/o the article), please?

July 26, 2013


In Italian language makes sense either way.

November 6, 2013


But DL won't accept it - despite the fact that it appears to be missing on the audio.

September 28, 2014


I'm using duo lingo in medieval times, because I'm a peasant.

March 3, 2016


Bum badum bum bumbumbum

November 4, 2017


From what I've seen in this same lesson, souldn't this be io fa il contadino?

May 11, 2014


You would be right if you conjugated the verb correctly. Faccio il contadino. :-)

July 17, 2017


judging by what Duo has said, io fa is like "I am in the profession of", so it would work but it could be either way, just two different ways to say it

July 10, 2014


And in my experience Collins language dictionaries are very reliable and up-to-date. I'm sure that "contadino" is more akin to "peasant", as seanwtreacy reports.

October 21, 2014


"A farmer, I am - as answer, it did not accept" - Yoda

February 26, 2016


Now I'm a farmer, and I'm diggin', diggin', diggin' diggin' di-ggin'!

October 20, 2016


no u

January 22, 2018


We get it, you're a farmer.

April 25, 2018


Simply translated twice. We usually get a second chance?

September 21, 2014


Colllins It/eng dictionary has Coltivatore for farmer and contadino as farm worker it is very confusing

October 21, 2014


I can't hear the 'o' at the end of 'contadino', being pronounced in neither the regular nor slowed down listening exercise, so it's confusing, like a different word, because of this I put 'contadin', and was of course marked wrong.

March 23, 2015
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