https://www.duolingo.com/hkysonjr

"I cani sono dei ragazzi."

December 23, 2012

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/afwellman

"The boys' dogs" makes the most sense.

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/danbruno

That's what I had put as well.

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ArkoudaBear

me too!

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KaramFD

me 3

February 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/odiemolina

That's what I wrote too. The correct response makes no sense.

February 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hkysonjr

"The dogs belong to the boys" should also be accepted as a correct translation, if it hasn't been accepted yet.

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/royastar

I agree; "the dogs are of the boys" makes no sense in English

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ashnpat04

They are the boys' dogs should be accepted as well...

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/carleila

I think so too.

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christopher

The grammatical point is that "dogs" is the subject here. "Boys'" is a remote possessive. Your translation is a completely different sentence, grammatically.

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/strages

plz check this overview from http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare125a.htm provided by someone else in a discussion on duolingo

{italian partitive articles} - {singular} - {plural} feminine - della - delle feminine (before a vowel) - dell' - delle masculine - del - dei masculine (before a vowel) - dell' - degli masculine (before the letters z, x +consonant, and gn) - dello - degli

February 21, 2013
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