IL is "The". masculine Definite article. Is not a personal subject pronoun, so u cannot use it like a subject. Instead, you can use Lui = He as a subject in this case. Un is indefinite article "a/an". it is used for masculine names.
La is feminine, il is masculine, l' is for nouns that start with a vowel. Like l'universita.
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"il" = the "un" = a
"il" = masculine "la" = feminine
"un" = masculine "una" = feminine
"lo" is the definite article used in front of masculine words starting with an s followed by a consonant (eg. Lo straniero) or with a z (eg. Lo zaino), or with ps. (eg. Lo psicologo).
Un is to say a random person/item but il is to say you're talking about a person/item you know.
Im learning spanish, this is a similar issue. Un and una are ways to say "a" or "an" but stuff like "il" ir "la" are ways to say 'the'. It depends on the noun
İl means 'the' i guess and un means one or A.and uno means 'a' for womans i understand that.:)
Only use l' if the following word starts with a vowl. Use il if the following word starts with a consonant. Tjey both are masculine (the), but you can relate l' to the english (an) for how it is used.
Spanish is my mother tongue and I didn't expected that italian was going to be so obvios and easy to learn for me. It seems that the italian articles match the spanish one when it comes to decide if is masculine ir femenine...someone who know both languages?
ok...when she says ...il ragazzo it sounds correct but when she says lo at the beginning of a sentence it sounds like il. I miss it every single time. I have good ears.
The accents are getting me. I have trouble with the 'e' accent, especially. I know it is just grammar...more than pronunciation. Help!
I've been using the "turtle" to totally understand... when it's offered. If you listen to the way it is said fast you'll miss the e. it's sort of slurred into the word it precedes. then listen to the slow way and it is enunciated clearly. I go back and forth between the two several times to fully understand and beef up my listening skills.
Same. I only hear the "il" in the slow sentence. The fast/normal speed skips it.
it's both a matter of grammar (é= is ; e= and) and pronounciation. For the latter try to remember that the sound of "è" is more "opened" than "e" ;)
It may just my ears, but I find it difficult to hear the pronunciation of è.
How do I know when they want the sentence to say "He is the boy" vs "He is a boy" ?? Is it the usage of "lui" that determines that?
What is the difference between 'the' and 'a'? Like: He is THE boy. But when you do: He is A boy. It is wrong and right on other questions like why?
Is there really that much of a difference between è and é? Im not sure about how theyre different or if theyre said different.
It helps if you have a grasp of grammar - indefinite versus definite articles. Indefinite articles are words like 'a' and 'an;', used to describe something as non-specific. A definite article is a word like 'the'. The difference between definite & indefinite article is the difference between talking about a specific cannoli or any cannoli at all. So 'Il ragazzo' is 'the' boy, but 'un' ragazzo is 'a' boy.
I am saying the words right but the thing is saying its wrong I am so mad with duolingo
I have the answer tutor has the same and I get wrong this happens a lot I make mistakes but I am never going to get four if I don't get correct when I should thank you Mary B
One question, why are people having so much trouble with Italian? (Including me)
I doesn't sound like she is pronouncing The "il" in "Lui è il ragazzo"; Do you say it anyways?
What is the difference between the forward accent over the "e" and the backwards accent over the "e"?
My app isnt working right I type the correct answer it says I'm wrong and types in the right answer which matches my answer exactly. So frustrating!
I don't have a keyboard for the accent mark over the e so i keep getting it wrong.
On a computer keyboard, you can press the Alt key and type 232 for "è" or 233 for "é".
Why are we learning this type of sentence. I have never in my adult life or any other time made the statement he is the boy it's a waste of time
How can I help practice pronouncing this? Creating the needed sounds for this sentence, without slowing down, has me tongue-tied. Other pronunciation combos give me trouble too...