It is, Bianca, it is! Especially when they change the recipe in the middle of the cooking!
there's been a real battle of ownership over this cake throughout the entire possessives series...
They're cutting the cake. I told them to wait for you, but they wouldn't listen.
To join the happy chorus here I add "Step away from the cake and nobody gets hurt!" :)
Yes, they're both correct! The difference is very subtle.
- La torta è nostra. = The cake is ours.
- La torta è la nostra. = The cake is (the one that is) ours.
In that case, the sentence without the article actually sounds better. Here's a better example:
- La macchina più bella è mia. = The most beautiful car is mine.
- La macchina più bella è la mia. = The most beautiful car is (the one that is) mine.
Hi marygbaker ... In this example it is better without the article, thus "La torta è nostra, non tua" / Another context with the article; I'm sorry, but I write in Italian. SITUAZIONE →Noi portiamo alla festa tra amici "la nostra torta". Ma c'è pure Tom. (Tom è molto goloso, mangia più degli altri e non porta mai nulla) - Allora gli ricordiamo che la torta non è soltanto "LA SUA" ma è anche degli altri! Quindi deve regolarsi e mangiare SOLTANTO una fetta. See you soon!
I think you actually could leave out the "la" before nostra and tua, but it's important because it points out your opinion that YOU own this cake
the audio is clearly "no la tua", and definitely not "non la tua". Which is correct?
On hover you get:"cake, pie, tart" always go with the first, at least in the first lessons. I don't know about later; I'm pretty new. But if "tart" was not accepted you should report it.
Yeah, I never even did the hover when the word first came up, because I assumed it would be the same as Spanish, in which it means cake. I had no idea it translated to tart until now.
where is the problem when I write that on this way "The cake is ours, it is not yours"
Very important distinction to make. I'm glad Duo has taught me this phrase; I'll certainly use it.
I wrote the answer put above, but it was counted as wrong. Apparently I should have said pie, not cake... but here it says cake. Not a big deal to me, but still a bit annoying that my answer was counted wrong, especially because it was said to be correct here!