That's got to be the weirdest pronunciation I've heard so far, and if you play it slowly, it just makes it sound dirty :S
I just about heard 'nello zucchero'. The words are totally inaudible on this one.
Copied and pasted from the lesson:
There are a few ways to say the for masculine nouns. Lo is for words that begin with s + consonant (lo squalo), z (lo zucchero); il is for masculine nouns that begin with a consonant (il ragazzo); l' is used when nouns begin with a vowel (l'uomo).
Thanks for this Rae, I'm still struggling with this especially for the plural gli etc.
Keep in mind that starting with certain sounds means the very next word. So for example you would say
gli orologi, but
il mio orologio and
i miei orologi. It's still a masculine word, still singular or plural. It's like in English, saying "an apple" but "a red apple".
Oh great, thanks for these websites Rae.F. I have had a cursory glance at them and they seem very helpful. I will have to take time to memorise how they are used. It is a bit confusing as in French you only have le, la and les. If I want to categorise it this way in Italian I can't as both le and la is used for feminine nouns. I just have to learn it I guess. Anyway, thanks once again for your help and have a couple of lingots.
Also keep in mind that "le" might be written the same, but it is pronounced differently in French and Italian. The French singular masculine definite article is pronounced as in the English "push", and the Italian plural feminine definite article is pronounced somewhere between as in "let" and as in "lay".
The break in her pronunciation of l'ape is confusing. Makes it sound like la pe.
I had this phrase in two different lessons. One told me the translation is "the bee is not on the sugar" and the other told me "the bee is not in the sugar". Which is the correct one and I find it kind of disappointing that it expects two different translations for the same phrase, depending on the lesson
This may be simple, but I like fully understanding the simplest things:
Why does non proceed é?