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GaryM41

GaryM41

Ciao a tutti,

Nella lezione 4,5, perche e la frase, ‘Porto la macchina fotographica per questa gita’, e non, ‘Porto la mia macchina fotographica per questa gita’? Per sottolineare e la mia e non la.

Scusa nessun accento sul mio computer.

Grazie mille

Ciao, Gary

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Hi Gary - Re typing accents: If you're on an Apple product, it's a breeze.  If on a PC, here's a link to one of the options you can use: https://italian.typeit.org/#:~:text=Press%20Alt%20with%20the%20appropriate,insert%20its%20upper%2Dcase%20form.

Salute

Chris

 

 

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Ciao Gary, 

Thanks for your question!
Generally, in Italian we don't use as many possessive adjectives as in English. For instance, in English you would most likely say "Raise your arm!" and not "Raise the arm!". In Italian, on the other hand, you would say "Alza il braccio!" and not "Alza il tuo braccio!". It's implicit that it's "your" arm. 

The same goes for the example you shared: "Porto la macchina fotografica" instead of "Porto la mia macchina fotografica". Since I'm bringing it, it's somehow implicit that it's mine. However, please note that saying "Porto la mia macchina fotografica" would be correct too. In that case, you would stress the fact that it's yours, and not someone else's.

Let me know if you have any other questions!
A presto, 
Caterina

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