It's funny, I have only recently learnt that 'yes' is 'sì' and not 'si'. I was never taught that in 10 years of learning Italian at school. I guess it is one of those things teachers don't stress, even though it seems important now...
Sì affirmative adverb= yes.
Si reflexive pronoun third person singular and plural
I tried the little accent thing but it still say wrong. is sì a different word?? Thats what i put.
It should've just said pay attention to accents. Unless thats what you mean.
Here the accent is mandatory! "Si" is the reflexive pronoun (Lei si veste=she dresses herself". "Bel paese là dove 'l sì suona" (Dante Alighieri)
I accidentally put "Si" instead of "Sì," but it still said I was correct. I should have gotten it wrong, but it didn't flag me. Odd...
It doesn't flag you in French if you don't add accents, either. You can add accents if you want to, but as far as I've seen, it doesn't matter if you do or don't.
In German if you forget an umlaut you just get a message 'Don't forget your umlauts' and are shown the correct word.
That's because of a misconception from the developers. They develop for English speakers who don't have accents in their keyboards and are too lazy to click. As I said, a misconception. I'm pretty sure if you write something in Italian without the accents everybody will laugh at you in a real situation (at least that's what happens in Brazil for Portuguese accents. Some words even have accents just to differentiate the meaning)
In some exercises there is no option to click on an accented letter. And it would be insane to learn all of the keyboard shortcuts. However, I do know a couple.
Thanks for the heads up. The last thing I want is to be laughed at by Italians.
What does it matter, when you speak italian, they sound the same, and you can't put an accent on a spoken word, so how do know when your saying yes, you.
The pronunciation is the same because there is only one syllable which has to be stressed. The graphical accent, though, is used to distinguish two words with different meaning.
Oops. I put the accent facing forward (from "yes" in Spanish). In Italian, is the backward-facing accent correct?
For what it's worth, the backwards accent is the grave accent, forward is the acute, and the little caret (used in French, e.g. Ô) is the circumflex.
did it said it was wrong? because i tested here without accent and it passed as correct...
that is region based english similar to "ya" in germanic root communities in america
In the hovering hint is says that "hello" is an accepted anwer. This can't be correct, right?
If you are able to read complex sentences then here it is from the official guys... http://www.accademiadellacrusca.it/it/lingua-italiana/consulenza-linguistica/domande-risposte/vademecum-sullaccento-indicarlo-pronunciarlo
I am italian
90% of italian words with accent use the left-facing accent (╰ ) (grave)
"Perché" (why/because) uses the right-facing accent ( ╯) (acuto),
but in my opinion, few people in italy know the real difference in pronounciation, maybe some TV announcers or theatrical actors
-Official site in italian language-
-Site in English language-
Many times I have to press the button several times to hear what the lady is saying. She either says it too fast without taking the time to enunciate clearly. Here she says "si" and we are suppose to guess that they she enunciating properly and that her intonation strongly indicate that there is a special rule. What is that rule? I can't see any difference between what I wrote and what the correct answer supposedly is.
Italian is a very flowing, musical language. It is best to learn at this natural rhythm. I recommend listening to each new word or phrase at least ten, 20 times. It has been shown scientifically that it is best to hear a new word in another language 70 times, then it enters the subconscious. Learning a new language means getting accustomed to new sounds.https://www.fluentu.com/blog/the-importance-of-listening-in-language-learning/
I just started studying Italian officially in my life yet I am very comfortable with the rhythm, speed and new sounds as I spent 4 decades listening to Italian opera.
How do I put the accent above the "i" like in "ì"? I'm using DuoKeyboard and don't know how to do it.
When you need an accented character that is not by default on the keyboard you can make use of dead keys. DuokeyBoard displays them in red. If DuoKeyboard is set to Italian you can produce "ì" by first pressing press AltGr + "\". if you than press "i" the outputted character will be "ì" instead of "i"
ì is an i with a falling tone. "Letter in Italian, but not placed in its alphabet. Uses it only in words, in which the accent falls on a different syllable than usual (and usually it is the penultimate syllable). There is in words as: tassì (taxi), mìstico (Mystic), sì (yes), spìrito (the spirit)." Source: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8C :)
For more clarification, I recommend people read this link:
I was thinking in regard to silviokerman's comment about "Sì" and "Si" - does that mean that the popular British furniture brand "sisiitalia" means something other than "Yes, yes, Italy?" L.E
Hi Lisa,it depends in which way it's write:1) sì-sì-Italia= yesyesitaly, with the accent on the first two i ; 2) sì-sii-Italia(<sìsiitalia)= yesbeitaly (imperative) with the accent only on the first.Sii is the second person of the imperative, the second i of sii is in common with the i of italy.
If the mean is yes sì, the accent change the pronounce, more strong on where it is . It must write sìsìitalia.
I fuond this sisi italia (@sisiitalia1) | Twitter, oder way SISI Italia a brand of sofa. Sisi is just an acronym. Anyway if the "i" don't has the accent it's not yes. Good study, see you soon!
You can Google it if you want - the brand is called "Yes, yes, Italy" but it doesn't put in accent on the "ì" in "Sì".
I always get confused with the accents when do i use the one to right (é) and the one to the left? (è)
I wrote the right answer si and I don't know why he roles me that am wrong
i overide your answer. im always right, u r not. i typed it in fracken inglese which it told me 2, and said i was wrong. I would appreciate it if you could fix that error plz and thx. if its not fixed, welp, watch out.