Sono uno studente principiante di italiano. (La mia prima lingua è l'inglese.) Ho una domanda sull'utilizzo di articoli determinativi con il possessivo. C'è una differenza tra dire:

Il pane è mio


Il pane è il mio

Sono entrambi corretti? Hanno significati diversi?

Mi dispiace se la mia domanda è scritta male. Ho usato "Google translate" per scrivere. Grazie per qualsiasi aiuto.

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    La seconda forma può anche indicare che il pane è di tua produzione (lo hai impastato e cotto in forno).
    – N74
    Jun 16, 2017 at 21:06

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You can say both, even if I'd say the former is usually the normally used form. The latter can be used with proper voice intonation in order to clearly state that the bread is yours.

Another little difference is that when you say Il pane è mio (the bread is mine) you claim the possession of the bread and the phrase is complete.

If you say il pane è il mio, the person you're talking to, according to the tone of your voice, may also expect some other words, like:

Il pane è il mio cibo preferito (bread is my favorite food)

  • Oh, it's okay to speak English on this site? Good to know! Jun 14, 2017 at 4:46
  • If you don't feel confident with Italian it's perfectly welcome if you have questions about our marvelous language. But I dare say your question was written in a very good Italian and can be easily understood.
    – abarisone
    Jun 14, 2017 at 4:48
  • I agree with the answer: the second sentence has a more assertive/imperative tone. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:45
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    In fact, I suspect he improved on what Google spewed. I've never seen GT do that well.
    – WGroleau
    Jun 14, 2017 at 19:21
  • I did polish what I got from Google, a little. It didn't translate "definite article" correctly, for example. Jun 17, 2017 at 4:06

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