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

"Mangio la propria torta."

December 24, 2012

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

So "mia" before "propria" is not necessary?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rondinella01

Since "strictly" is also given as an option, what's wrong with my translation: "I strictly eat the cake"? I would have translated it the way you have it, but didn't think it was correct without "mia" after "la".


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

Well, what does your sentence mean? It doesn't make much sense to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rondinella01

I made a sentence with the words that were given. The person may be on a cake eating diet and does not stray from its requirements and therefore, strictly eats cake, va bene?


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

I think that would be "I strictly eat cake only". But I don't think that's a valid translation. Haven't found that meaning in an Italian dictionary: http://www.wordreference.com/iten/proprio


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

Because the "propria" comes after the article, it cannot be an adverb, but must refer to the noun, I think

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