why is it "HER"?
"sua" is in femenin cause of bistecca's gender which is fem. So you wouldn't know if "sua" refers to a boy or a girl. Isn't it?
It is her, because Duolingo has chosen it to be 'hers' and not 'his' steak. It could just as easily be his because of the reason you perfectly stated (sua referring to the steak which is fem.). If duolingo had been smart, they would have written both answers as being correct to rule out any confusion among its users.
I agree. It's hard to get these right while wondering which arbitrary pronoun Duo may prefer each time!
Both are correct. Ideally in an actual conversation, you'll already know if "sua" is referring to a guy or a girl. But for these exercises, you can use either "his" or "her"
The italian plates are too deep so everything is going in and not on ^_^...they don't use on for the plate
this could also mean his steak is on my plate since the possessive reflects the possessed, bistecca is feminine, and not the possessor. The site should show both so this lesson is learned. Reporting this in mistakes, too.
I guess if Sua isn't capitalized it is his or hers and not yours on duolingo.
Why do sua/suo and Tue/tip require an "il" or "la" to accompany them, but mio does not?
It does, yes. The thing is that in this sentence, "nel mio" is the same as "in+il mio". So there you have the article.
it is not required with possessives but it is still acceptable to use which is my understanding.
So I got this one right but, I feel like I shouldn't have. My answer: His steak is on the plate. 'La sua' is feminine so why was this answer correct? After the answer was marked correct, it suggested that 'Her steak is on the plate' is also correct.
Couldn't sua/suo translate to the singular their? Or why does this not work?
Something to keep in mind that in translating from the target language into your own, context is everything. Not knowing who or what "La sua" is referring to in the sentence, I will cast a third variable into the discussion. Since "La sua" is the 3rd-person singular possessive pronoun (he, she, it), referring to the gender of the object "bistecca", it could easily be translated as "Its", referring to a dog "il cane" or cat 'il gatto" (il suo) or even monkey "scimmia" (la sua).
even that in my case Duolingo gave me both possibilities, his or her. I insist that my answer was correct : Your steak is on my plate , because in this case "sua" acts as an adjetive and stands for your. his or her are pronouns , and sua in that sentence can not function by itself to be a pronoun,
Because that would be la Sua bistecca, with the capitalised pronoun to show it's related to the polite Lei "you".
I understood sua can also mean your ...which I did put in they did not accept it?!
Please see the other comments on this page. This question has been asked and answered before.
"yours" in English is a possessive pronoun, not a possessive adjective -- it stands along, not before a noun. "yours steak" is not correct.
The correct form in English would be "your steak" -- but that would be la Sua bistecca in Italian if you wanted to use the polite form.
But Duo's sentence has la sua bistecca with lowercase sua. Thus it means "his steak" or "her steak" but not "your steak".
I am not learning nel vs. nella because it always sounds like she is saying 'nella'!
I think they should put in the pits like they have with the Spanish duolingo with the vowels and verbs etc it will help us learn faster
I mean the tips with the light bulb that they have in Spanish duolingo please download it
Ok now im confused because i made a mental note on a previous question that sue=his. Now its hers? I saw on a previous question that sua=hers. Whats the deal?
I said 'your' steak. All I can tell is that can be used for the formal 'your'.
The Collier Dictionary says "Suo/a Possessive adjective (Forma di Cotesia) your: Il suo ombrello, signore! It is also used as a possessive pronoun but in this case it is a possessive adjective modifying the noun 'steak'.
Duollingo really needs someone to help them with sample sentences... Can anyone imagine that he may use this kind of sentence ever? There was another funny one also "Your duck is my dinner " ))) Duolingo I am ready to be your sample sentence writer ))) Keep in mind...
how do differentiate if the steak is his or hers if the pronoun is meant to be the same gender as the noun?
Like how in English you can't tell whether "they" is a group of men, a group of women, or a mixed group.
It's not really that important.
La sua bistecca = Her steak so how do i say his steak?
The same way.
I'm ready to stick a sharp coltello in my neck!! How could I know if this sentence was directed to either, 'your' 'her' 'him' or 'its'? it's all La sua?
“Your” would be la Sua, with Sua capitalised.
“His, her, its” would all be la sua.
nel=in do the's peple<--- =b no nothing by the way chek out popularMMos if you can jen is the killer ;D
I think not. Look at your own comment from three weeks ago about how the capitalisation of sua/Sua matters.
What's wrong with "in the plate"? Both on the plate and in the plate is acceptable
Awki- are you a native English speaker? Something can be "in" a bowl, but only "on" a plate. It could however be "IN" a DISH (as in a prepared food"). As in "there is too much salt in this dish". "Dish" in that sense seems to be another acceptable translation for "piatto".
Better to have pie in the sky when you die than steak on the plate while you wait!