"I eat an apple."
Translation:Io mangio una mela.
Both answers are correct. and they must both be selected to be counted as correct. "io mangio una mela" "mangio una mela"
*It took me way too many times to figure that out. At my own fault.
When do we use io and when do we not use io? seems like both answers could be correct
the present tense conjugation of the verb 'mangiare' as 'mangio' implies "I" --- 'io mangio' and 'mangio' are both correct
We don't put un before apple because apple is a female noun, therefore, we use una. Un for males, una for females. Un/una means 'a' or 'an'. In the same vein are the terms 'il' and 'la'. Both mean 'the', but il is masculine while la is feminine. Since apple is female we would use 'la', 'la mela'. Bread is masculine so we would use 'il', 'il pane'.
Hope this helps!
Hmmmm - I seems to have entered the correct answer, but it is incorrect? Now I'm confused ....
you use mangio when your talking about youself. you use mangia when your talking about he\she\it.
mangio is when you are saying "i eat" and mangia is when you are saying "she eats" or "he eats"
sometimes i get confused when to use io and lo. i know it looks like lo but really you just look at it carefully. you should also make notes or take your mouse and click on the word to see what it means.
Why is "mela" considered feminine and not masculine? Is there really gender for fruits?
Because in Italian everything have a gender. Melo is masculine and his meaning is tree of apple.
Because, generally, words that end in "a" are feminine and words that end in "o" are masculine.
why is mela feminine? how can i tell if a word is masculine or feminine if its not a he or she being talked about?
Usually, words that end in "a" are feminine. unA melA. Words that end in "o" are masculine. Un ragazzO
Ummm ... how did this get into the lesson on the subjunctive imperfect?? I thought it was a trick question!
A word is usually feminine if it ends on an -a and masculine if it ends on an -o.
When the noun ends in -a, it's usually safe to use una; when in ends in-o, use un.
Apple (mela) is feminine, right? So why use mangio, and not mangia..ending in a is feminine, right?
Will the verb always be masculine? Like why not mangia because apple is mela?
The present tense verb has absolutely nothing to do with gender, only with the "person" (1st, 2nd, 3rd) of the subject. Mangio = I eat; mangi = you eat; mangia = he/she/it eats/John eats/Mary eats/the dog eats.
I got that right i do not know why it counted it wrong mine and your answers are exactly the same