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"tuo" Italian translation




Tuo is an Italian possessive adjective that translates to 'your' in English. It is used to indicate possession or ownership of something by the person being addressed.

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Meaning: Possessive pronoun 'your'

Il tuo cane è molto carino.

Your dog is very cute.

Meaning: Informal way of addressing someone as 'yours'

Ciao, come stai tuo?

Hi, how are you doing yours?

Meaning: Old-fashioned way of saying 'thy'

Onora tuo padre e tua madre.

Honor thy father and thy mother.


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A1: Il tuo gatto è molto carino.

Your cat is very cute.

A1: La tua casa è grande.

Your house is big.

A1: Il tuo amico è simpatico.

Your friend is nice.

B1: Ho visto il tuo nuovo vestito, ti sta molto bene.

I saw your new dress, it looks great on you.

B1: Ti ho portato il tuo libro preferito.

I brought you your favorite book.

B1: Spero che tu abbia trovato il tuo cellulare.

I hope you found your cellphone.

C1: È importante che tu sappia i tuoi diritti come lavoratore.

It's important that you know your rights as a worker.

C1: Non credo che il tuo comportamento sia appropriato in questa situazione.

I don't think your behavior is appropriate in this situation.

C1: Ti consiglio di prenderti cura del tuo benessere mentale.

I recommend taking care of your mental well-being.

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In Italian, possessive adjectives are used to show ownership or possession of something. Tuo is one such adjective and it is used when referring to something that belongs to the person being addressed. For example, 'Il tuo libro' means 'Your book'.

Tuo agrees with the gender and number of the noun it modifies. For singular masculine nouns, it becomes 'tuo', for feminine singular nouns, it becomes 'tua', for plural masculine nouns, it becomes 'tuoi', and for plural feminine nouns, it becomes 'tue'. For example, 'La tua casa' means 'Your house' while 'I tuoi libri' means 'Your books'.

It is important to note that in Italian, possessive adjectives are not usually used with body parts. Instead, the definite article is used. For example, instead of saying 'Il tuo braccio' (Your arm), Italians say 'Il braccio' (The arm).

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