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"Il cuoco ha la tua maglia."

Translation:The cook has your shirt.

December 20, 2012

175 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mel__Carter

"He is using it to wipe the counter"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ronreezy

How do you say this in Italian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clnoy

Lui lo sta usando per pulire il balcone. or Lui lo usa per pulire il balcone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PannasOwen

Bancone ,actually


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pedro_TC

Why not "Lui la usa..."?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mel__Carter

Haha. I haven't gotten quite that far yet, sorry :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

Not again. She's really got to stop taking those.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DianaO.1

No. Hes using it to keep the food warm.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christie-na

So, is this kind of a cook/chef inside joke!? Like, for younger cooks or lower in hierarchy??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marziotta

T-shirt would be "maglietta", "maglia" has usually long sleeves.

Even if we can say "maglia a maniche corte" for T-shirt, but "maglietta" is the most common translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orangeant86

Thank you! I thought I had figured out the difference between 'camicia' (collared shirt) and 'maglia', but I didn't realise 'maglia' usually has long sleeves.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmilyMC

Am I correct in thinking that a 'camicia' is a blouse (or a nicer men's shirt) in English, and 'maglia' is a (apparently long-sleeved) t-shirt or undershirt?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrederickEason

"Camicia" can be used to describe a blouse, but if you want to specifically mention a blouse, you can use "blusa".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christie-na

Wow! Hats off to you, sir! Impressive flag collection you have going on here!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Filatura

The term for knitting in Italian is maglieria; to knit is lavorare a maglia. As an avid knitter, I suspect that camicia refers to a shirt made of woven fabric while maglia refers to an item of knitwear, eg a t-shirt or sweater.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

I'm about to display the depth of my male ignorance: what Exactly is a blouse? My dictionary was completely unhelpful. I realise, at my age, I should know this- but I don't. Anyone?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatanaNightmare

A blouse is what a woman usually wears. It's small and almost always is fitting. A shirt is what a man wears. It's a lot larger and it's a lot more loose than fitting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/francesm104

Actually a blouse doesn't have to be fitting. In fact there is an adjective "blousey" which means loose. (Google blousey top) just FYI :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Thank you orane one


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adriat1c

I have a question about this. In Croatian we have a semantic difference (that doesn't exist in English) between "košulja" = which is the 'shirt' with buttons e. g. http://www.kosulje.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/plave-kosulje.png and "majica" which is normally a 'regular' plain shirt. Is it the same in italian with "camicia" and "maglia"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaduBunda

We have a similar thing in Romanian (cămaşă = shirt with buttons; bluză = shirt without buttons), so I'm interested as well to know if it's the same distinction in Italian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christie-na

Same thing in Greek too! We use the word "μπλουζα" (bloo-zuh) for all the buttonless tops and "πουκαμισο" (poo-kuh-mee-sho) for buttoned and usually more formal shirts. e.g. shirts worn with suits by men.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drvno

2 years late for the party, but another Balkan sprachbund guy here – in Bulgarian we have блуза (same as bluză / μπλούζα) vs. риза (same as košulja; we also have кошуля as a complete synonym, but this particular word is very rarely used nowadays). :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeniferEst1

And also Spanish :) "camisa" is buttoned shirts, "camiseta" for buttonless shirts/tshirts, and "blusa" for blouse/sleeveless shirts... almost identical to the Italian words!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/percyflage

In North America, a short-sleeved mens shirt with only one or two buttons at the neck is known as a "golf shirt" or "polo shirt".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GattoAllegro

Sorry Percy, but a short-sleeved shirt is almost identical to a regular long sleeve shirt, opens completely at the front with a full row of buttons, but of course has shortened sleeves. Your are correct about Polo shirts, the ones with only 2 or three button at the neck that you have to pull over your head.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nosoyunnino

In British English, the distinction between a polo shirt any any other kind of shirt is the material - a polo shirt is made from that slightly scratchy but quite breathable material with big pores. It typically is short sleeved with a couple of buttons at the top, but its the material that identifies it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TobyBartels

The way I use the words (USA), t-shirts can be long-sleeved.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salamista

I think the point is that: short sleeves --> maglietta long sleeves --> maglia (I hope I got it right :D )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

T- shirts in USA can be short or long and are usually softer and more casual (these days the preferred way of dressing except for some jobs)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaduBunda

Doesn't that make "blouse" a pretty good translation too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devilini

I assume I get dinner free then? ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piano.z

Si, mangi il suo carne...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dwheatl

I find the microphone works better if I speak in a deeper voice. This also makes my husband laugh.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlishaGold

At he had my shirt, then he got my job and my wife. BEWARE!!! THE COOK IS COMING FOR YOUR LIFE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edwinna_elbert

If he have got your job, how can he still be a cook? You are a cook too!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hagemeijerhans

when you cook, don't invite me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NadezdaIgn

I did not had sex with cook, so why he has my underwere?Or my shirts?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreddieMcFee

And he ain't givin' it back, either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monserrath832557

There's shirt soup tonight!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/imeldacook

What is wrong with jumper/ It is another word for sweater very common in England!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TobyBartels

Well, I don't think that this is a sweater!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randy-1

I said "the cook has your sweater" and it said I was correct. Sweater is OK.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Oh no! More problemd@ i would say today in USA a jumper is only a dress- like garmet that has cut out the sleeves so the top undetneath shows.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItalianPacifist

It's a T-shirt, not a sweater


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charmaine_E

maglia = jersey. Not everyone speaks American English !!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/imeldacook

Why mark 'jumper' wrong as it is another word for sweater - very common in England. Also sweater and shirt are two different items.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennaHO

I usually try to stick with the first hint given. It USUALLY works : ) Sweater is maglione which I believe jumper was included in the hints for it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rnyerges

I used the spelling tee-shirt because it was given as the definition and it was marked incorrect. Really?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBareBears

Report it as a problem


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UriahN

I hate autocorrect// me: c-o-o-k. Autocorrect: naw, man you want c-o-o-k-s. Me: no, really c-o-o-k. Autocorrect: ah, wtf. Cooks it is.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meryfigueroa

Camicia is shirt, maglia is also shirt? please explain.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mcgaoth

Maglia means (or rather meant) knitting. So although it works as a synonim of camicia (collared shirt) it can also mean undershirt, jersey, pullover, sweater, etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoToutin

i agree. Why do you maintain 'shirt' for 'la maglia'. It's must be different from 'la camicia'. It's confusing. Even more when you're French!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christopher

Maglia is more like t-shirt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

I wrote t-shirt, but it was counted incorrect. Reported it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Enpointe

i wrote "the cook has your sports shirt" because under maglia it said "(sports) shirt". I was marked wrong. ???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meryfigueroa

Thank you, make sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlieMaxRocks

I think camicia is a button up shirt whereas maglia is a... non button up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

I'm gonna go to my daughter's closet in Italy and make my son-in-law tell me his take on these puzzles as i have to speak THEIR Italian


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OsamaMoham8

In Libya ,maglia, is T-shirt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jneil781

I told you this place was expensive!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thohan99

Gotta deduct a star from this restaurant.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joeriese

Shirt is camicia while maglia is a jersey


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielB2019

Especially true in cycling - maglia = maillot = jersey. Per esempio: la maglia rosa, worn by the leader in the Giro d'Italia.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rsc55

How would you say sweater. Is it also maglia?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shirin-Rose

not quite, it's maglione


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marita_Alstad

English is not My native language and I do not know the difference between jumper and sweater


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orangeant86

I think they're the same thing, just different countries call them different names. In Australia we tend to say 'jumper'. Maybe some people may say 'sweater'? We understand what it means. I think they tend to say 'sweater' in the USA. Maybe someone from USA or UK can clarify from their perspective?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenny_Kling

What they call a jumper in the UK, we call a sweater in the US. Here, a jumper is something babies wear, similar to overalls. Confused the living daylights out of me the first time I had one of my British friends comment on buying himself a new jumper, LOL.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex_Kinsey

I think in the UK we use the expression jumper suit for the thing a baby wears. Jumper and sweater are both used, but jumper is more frequent


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Don't you csll those baby suits now onesies,?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Yes see my othet posts. We say sweater, not jumper. Do you guys have swearshirts too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mazzymaz

Americans tend to use the word "sweater." Australia and England use "jumper" more often.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Do not use jumper in American English except for that female cutout dress or you will be laughed at. I am old and i never heard it so if we had it it went away with the Redcoats (English in American Revolution ) ha-ha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mae1605

UK = jumper and pullover. US = sweater. But the problem is, the app translates 'maglia' interchangeably as any of the above three for some questions - then marks 'pullover' as wrong on other questions. Shoddy editing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eltapatio

Like in Spanish we have camisa, playera and camiseta.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arylon

woah i call everything i wear on my chest a shirt camisa, camiseta, camisa de botones see all are the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahViaggi

My dictionary states maglia (stitch) is knit. My (long ago) memory had it as a sweater but I guess that can be translated as a knit shirt or jersey.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/someamorplease

I'd like to go to that restaurant.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AhmedOrban

what is the difference between "maglia" and "maglietta"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabmcnab

What, did you lose it in a poker match with the cook? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

T-shirt |ˈtē ˌSHərt| (also tee shirt) noun a short-sleeved casual top, generally made of cotton, having the shape of a T when spread out flat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkRaffer

What's wrong with tee shirt?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TobyBartels

Nothing, report it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynn-B

tee shirt is a correct spelling, and DL marked it as incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Enphlegminguous

Is this more like a t-shirt as compared to le camicie?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabmcnab

Wow, that sentence is so odd it messed up Google Translate. Here's what it translated it to:

https://translate.google.com/#it/en/il%20cuoco%20ha%20la%20tua%20maglia

"the cook your jersey"

Weird that it completely lost the "have" verb.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoraFerccio

hahaha that's kitchen confidential hahaha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanWhitto

Having intimacy in a kitchen is both slutty and unhygenic


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

I think slutty might be referring to females and i resent that. Today though we do have male sluts too though


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carmonan

I thought shirt was camicia not maglia.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlieMaxRocks

I think camicia is button up and maglia not button up


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterLangl3

I put string vest Must be my age.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Whaaat? What country is that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benton.1

A "string vest" is a sleeveless, mesh, undershirt. Google it for a picture.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Braxton299

I thought shirt was camicia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PinkkCamel

What is the difference between la camicia and la maglia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NonnaDorina

I thought maglia is a sweater.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gerrybinstead

Why do the answers to this question suggest that 'sports shirt' is a translation that can be used and say its wrong when you do use it ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diogogomez

I have noted that if there is a word in gray between parenthesis before a word in black in the hints, that gray word does not belong to the actual translation, it is there just as a translation reference to avoid ambiguity


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinC443488

As far as I can see maglia refers to knitting, so could presumably refer to knitwear, not a shirt specifically.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/captainpapi

isn't shirt in Italian camicia? Why is "maglia" being used here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caterinabella

C'e' una maglia nella mia zuppa!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickSim4

maglia has been translated as sweater; why shirt here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

Don't forget maglione is sweater


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FernandoPe596028

What is the difference between maglia and maglione?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James30583

i've always been taught that the common word for shirt was camicia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenzyFathy

What is the difference between maglia and camicia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucidlinguist

It seems more likely that "il cameriere" would have your shirt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatiMar15

maglia = sweater, camicia = shirt - at least acording to my dictionary. Peccato che Mr DL non sappia così. "The cook has your sweater" - non accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peggy582366

You guys rock!!!!! You are lots of fun and full of the trivia we need to get out of this course


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I-Am-Phil

Is Duo mistranslating this? Google translates it as "jersey" (which Duo also has), but Duo further claims it is "shirt" and "sweater" and I can find no reference to that any place else.

Collins dictionary online, for instance, says it is: stitch, knitting, links, mail (as in chain mail), vest, and jersey and fails to mention sweater or shirt at all.

I'd like some clarification on this. Picky, picky me...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahThoma155082

And he's drying the dishes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sady376159

Il cuoco ha la tua maglia. In my translation i used SWEATER,not SHIRT as it was posted in your answer. Why was it wrong. Thought shirt was CAMICIA?? I am confused. Who can help?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyAsh1218

what is the difference between "Camicia" and "maglia"? is "maglia" used only to say a man's shirt?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainbowRe

camicia and maglia both mean shirt, correct? I wrote in camicia for shirt and it was marked incorrect. Or is camicia only for women as in English, a blouse is sometimes used for a woman and shirt for a man?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie329259

Is maglia a shirt or a sweater?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gary728544

You are dead wrong. Amelia means mesh, shirt is camicia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alejandra610665

Why they use MAGLIA AND CAMICIA for Shirt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rehotka

anybody else frustrated with the mic/recording just not working out? what to do?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikaylaMorrell

Why would a cook have a shirt?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cosmopolita61

You don't hear "ha" in the fast version


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesDiMartini

must have been a good meal!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/milanista1982

It's not what it looks like!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hagemeijerhans

that is not done in italy !! thank you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HierOfFire

why does he have my shirt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllieWright2

Cookie: I has your shirt Ellie: Give it back!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/momomob

yes let's eat some delicious shirts mmm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellacsuros

Hahah how did he GET your shirt?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hagemeijerhans

take care, ellacsuros, may be the cook is dangerous !!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melissalopiccolo

of all the home servants, why does the cook have your shirt? You got some history with him or something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hagemeijerhans

Melissa, I thought, the natives say : a dirty mind is a JOY forever, but I am not sure


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charmaine_E

Never follow a discussion. It is impossible to UNFOLLOW


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bluebunny84ppg

He has your everything else, too...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ammarsaneej

what would be the correct meaning of maglia? is it "shirt or t-shirt or sweater or jersey"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tkvaldez

umm... sorry, but the cook has your sweater is very random and useless.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain-Noodles

What the heck do they need my sweater for?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

the cook is a thief!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teacher-hiker

what is the distinction between maglia and camicia?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jae633849

Perché ha rubato la mia camicia il cuoco???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IGoBeepBeep

sounds like things got steamy in the kitchen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatanaNightmare

Whats the difference between camicia and maglia? Is it like shirt and blouse?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatanaNightmare

What's the difference between camicia and maglia? Is it like shirt and blouse? When do you use one or the other?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FranzIV

"Il cuoco ha la tua maglia." E il cameriere ha le tue pantaloni. Ora paga ciò che ci devi!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amanda834296

So far shirt has been camicia

But in lieu of another word i got it right...hmmm will i ever get fluency...lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertGuil8

First 20 minutes of Harry Potter anyone


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Logan16502

what!!! i sure hope he ain't using it to clean the dishes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayBretado

very weird I say


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justinstevens92

what's the difference between "maglia" and "camicia"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SherlockBond007

She said "il cuoco ha tua maglia" so that's what I wrote. Then it said I was wrong because I didn't write "la tua." Lame!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3388winterthur

I think it is pullover


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KudKind

I hate to bring this up but minions are everywhere and it bugs me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/domi9081

This one explains the sexy Italian culture just perfectly ;) You never know when and where you will end up without your shirt;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hagemeijerhans

yes, life could be a dream


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emanuela008

Ok. my shirt, shoes, pants, belt, coat, have all been stolen. I am left with only underwear


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hagemeijerhans

i do hope, you are living in a hot country !!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OptimistInChief

There is no such word as "tee-shirt". The word is tshirt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clnoy

You should first look it in a dictionary before commenting such thing.

Tee-shirt, tee shirt, t-shirt and tee are all synonyms. Tshirt does not exist.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OptimistInChief

I am a native speaker. We do not use "tee" except for golf.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clnoy

Only because you and your circle of contacts don't use it that doesn't mean it's not used in the whole English community.

It's in the dictionary.


Tee


Tee


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

your right. i just looked it up


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusicMan97

he doesn't know what he's talking about

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