Italian: La sua madre, il suo padre, etc?
I know when we're talking about our own family we omit le article, so it's eg. mia madre, mio padre. But when we're talking about the family of somebody else, do we put it or not?
- NemoLv 59 years agoFavorite Answer
No, you don't have to put it even if you're talking about the family of somebody else. it's always "suo padre", "sua madre", "sua sorella", "suo fratello" etc.
Hope this helps......Ciao!Source(s): Italian native speaker
- EnzoLv 59 years ago
"(La) sua madre" (the same goes for "suo padre") implies that you're talking about someone's parent. So, if you didn't specify who he/she is, then you'll have to use the article. E.g "yesterday I saw Sara's mother ---> Ieri ho visto LA madre di Sara
- Leoncina <3Lv 69 years ago
no, you don't
you don't put it, but you must change the possessiv ajective.
mia madre = my mother
sua madre = his / her mother
- LiliLv 79 years ago
You don't need it.