https://www.duolingo.com/BethK

"Ho una formica nello zucchero."

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1/7/2013, 9:35:17 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/minda1223

why can't they keep anything out of the sugar!

2/5/2013, 2:45:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/en104040
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"Ho" can be used in this way to say "there is" and it's the same as "I have"?

2/20/2013, 2:11:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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The easier translation for "there is" is "c'รจ". "Ho" is a bit misleading, in my opinion, it could be in somebody's else plate.

3/7/2013, 6:46:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/crazy4hazy

good question!

2/21/2013, 1:44:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/mukkapazza
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Absolutely.

2/28/2013, 6:44:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PhillipStanley
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Good to know.

5/23/2013, 4:22:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sundance55

why nello and not nel?

1/28/2013, 10:38:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PsychCutter
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Nel is a contraction of "in" + "il". We use "il" when we are referring to a masculine noun which starts with most consonants (ex: il ragazzo, il libro, il gironale).

On the other hand, nello is a contraction of "in" + "Lo". We use Lo when referring the a masculine noun that starts with s+consonant, gn, ps, x or z (ex: Lo spaghetti, Lo zucchero, Lo gnocchi).

Hope this helped! :)

2/1/2013, 7:35:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/rsc55
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Are you sure about lo spaghetti and lo gnocchi. It doesn't sound right to me. Is gli?

2/19/2013, 10:52:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mukkapazza
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Careful with pastas, even though it is only one plate or one type, they are still plural. Gli gnocchi, gli spaghetti, but lo spaghetto (and lo gnocco means something entirely different...)

2/28/2013, 6:50:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/crazy4hazy

So when do you use 'lo spaghetto'?

2/28/2013, 7:05:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Elena18

Yes, please explain, mukkapazza?

3/7/2013, 7:44:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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Spaghetto can be one single piece of pasta and something that scares you a lot.

"Mi sono presa uno spaghetto!" "I got that scared!"

Gnocco... one piece but also... to say that somebody is a bit stupid. It has slightly different meanings in every region, btw.

3/7/2013, 6:45:08 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/BethK
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Slowed down this sounds even more like "HA" vs. "Ho" than it did at normal speed. This is an example of what I mean about the sound....

1/7/2013, 9:35:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Merriam-Webster
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It sounds like "ho" to me...

1/19/2013, 12:19:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/MariaAragon64

Had a hard time understand the verb in this 'Ho' sounded more like 'Ha' or 'A'. And I had the sound turned up too.

7/4/2013, 2:17:36 AM
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