"Non è mio cugino."

Translation:He is not my cousin.

August 3, 2013

51 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AudraSimps

I put "She is not my cousin" and it was counted wrong. What confirms this as a male cousin?

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

"cugino" is masculine. A female cousin would be "cugina."

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AudraSimps

Thanks a lot

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/XlUi8bZ7

Thank you for that. I didn't understand it either

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sassicat

Also it says mio - the nasculine form of mine. If it was a female cousin it would be 'mia cugina'

February 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZemnianGnome

Well she's definitely not my male cousin, is she? It should still be correct.

February 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard78640

???

February 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gail522005

If it was frmale it would ne cugina

November 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/italikaren

I notice that none of the family terms have il/la in front of mio/mia/tuo/suo... for example: mio padre instead of il mio padre. Why is that?

August 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Personal family doesn't need the article, but if it were plural like my brothers or my sisters you do need it.

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chillrosalyn

You clarified personal family here...does that mean in referring to other people's family you would use the article??

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nayrad

You still wouldnt

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Girishkorgaonkar

Cousins or Aunt are considered to be direct family members? Cheers

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mohamed.Abdelall

Yes

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EleanorAns

The best explanation I've found (and general guidance on introducing family members) has come from the Coffee Break Italian series:

http://radiolingua.com/2015/02/lesson-05-season-1-coffee-break-italian/

Their podcast is free to listen to and does a great job covering the basics. I've also found it very helpful for pronunciation!

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/xxChristina

"Non è mio cugino." ~ words uttered at every family reunion

December 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lobsterdad

Why can't "not my cousin" work? Like in defense of an accusatory remark?

October 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sabrinadelfina

why does the sentence say non e' instead of non lui? I thought at first the sentence would read as "it is not my cousin".

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/japloo

lui refers to 'he' whereas e' is the verb 'is' for third person singular (he/she/it). therefore, saying "Non lui mio cugino" would translate to "He not my cousin." as opposed to "Non e' mio cugino" which is "He is not my cousin."

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rainqs

hmm, I put "she is not my cousin" at first, and when it marked me wrong it told me the correct answer was "it's not my cousin" - but then when I gave that as the answer, I was marked wrong again...

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard78640

Wrong the first time cos you said "she" Wrong the 2nd time because you said "it's"

February 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBareBears

If he's not my cousin, then who is he? o.O

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinHensens

Is there a difference between cousin and nephew/niece in Italian? In Dutch there isn't, so I was wondering.

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alfiethecat

There isn't distinction in gender, both are referred as "nipote".

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vivalaashutosh

It's not my cousin wasn't accepted, should I report it?

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EDK-Learner

How would you say "It is not my cousin" which was marked wrong?

January 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Stefan831646

It should accept 'it is not my cousin' too, right?

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cbmhighflier

That's what she said?

March 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gituma

It accepts "it is not my cousin" as well, nice people can have pets for cousins now, neat!

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EdSpooner

It didn't accept "it is not my cousin" for me. I think that should be an acceptable answer. Perhaps it depends on the day of the week.

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sobmar

It absolutely should be accepted. E.g. if you are looking at the photo and you are pointing at a person at this photo, you can say "it is not my cousin". I don't see how else you can say it in Italian, thatn "Non è mio cugino"

August 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamMansbr1

But not "they're not my cousin"

August 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/japloo

Because 'they' is third person plural so the verb would have to be 'sono' instead of e'

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GladysSoli2

Yeah what confirms if its male or female

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OllieQ

Doesn't this translate as "It's not my cousin"? How does this imply "He is not my cousin"?

November 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ElevenElve

In italian you dont have to write the subject: (Lui) non e il mio cugino.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cedarfall

here's the scenario in which this would be most useful: a wedding, and people think you and your soon to be husband are related, causing an uproar of outrage. this sentence begins an explanation.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gotenks33

how to say "You are not my cousin"?

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/japloo

Non sei mio cugino.

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kristin45712

It's the long con.

August 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KatjaBozarth

Why can't I translate this as "It's not my cousin"?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SallyDeBain

It is because cugino specifically refers to a male, and cugina to a female.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/coolazice

"Somebody's cousin stole the Mona Lisa." "It's not MY cousin!"

-How would you say this second sentence in Italian?

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferikas108

Why is 'it is not my cousin' wrong?? Should be correct...

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Maaike624748

Why is nephew not accepted as correct?

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BiaGia718

The answer came back as "This is not my cousin" I put "No, It is no my cousin." why is this wrong.

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mi_Chiamo_Chris

Il Ragazzo non è il mio figlio -Michael Jackson

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenHalva

Then how would you say "it's not my cousin"???

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe93498

Please what is the different from ( is not ) and ( it's not) because you guys are getting me nuts right now

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard78640

Note to myself - "è" can mean more than "it is"!!!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

Who knows? That's a question about the evolution of the language.

August 3, 2013
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