Clarifying sentence structure

Jemma

Hi,

I want to say (in Italian) "There is a white tablecloth and a vase of roses on the dining table."

Am i right to phrase it this way:
" Sapro la tavola, c'è una tovaglia bianca è un vaso di rosi. " ? or
" Sapro la tavola, c'è una tovaglia bianca è un vaso di fiori, quelli rosi. "

Thank you :)

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Hi jingling,

The correct translation is:
"Sopra la tavola, ci sono una tovaglia bianca e un vaso di rose."

Rosa is a feminine noun and its plural form is rose. Ci sono must be used instead of c'è, because you're listing more than one element. Sopra is the right spelling for "on, above".

Hope this helps!

Jemma

Hi,

thanks for the reply.
But "ci sono una ______" is translated to "there are a _______ " in English, which is not grammatically correct?

Thank you

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Hi jingling,

English works differently in this case, because it generally uses the singular form regardless of the number of objects (the plural form is still permitted from what I know, though). Italian, however, makes this distinction! :)

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