"She writes in the newspaper."
Translation:Lei scrive nel giornale.
Nel means 'in the' with a maculine word. Eg 'nel libro' because 'libro' (il libro) is masculine. 'nello zoo' means 'in the zoo'. You use 'nello' because you say 'lo zoo'. (not il zoo). Certain italian words use 'lo' to mean 'the' rather than il/la. See above posts.
It´s for the plural masculin form: il ragazzo / i ragazzi as opposed to the feminin form: la ragazza / le ragazze.
As explained above 'lo' is used to mean 'the' for masculine words that start with s + consonant, or z. E.g. Lo zoo (the zoo), lo studente (the student). Its rather complicated!
Good question. Yes, there is :-) in+gli=negli; in+i=nei; a+gli=agli; a+i=ai. The following prepositions follow the same pattern: di (del/dello/della/dei/degli/delle), a (al/allo/alla/ai/agli/alle), da (dal/dallo/dalla/dai/dagli/dalle), su (sul/sullo/sulla/sui/sugli/sulle). "Con" and "per" have also contracted forms but they are not very used, so they are optional: col/collo/colla/coi/cogli/colle and pel/pei http://www.locuta.com/Pr_art.html
Can some one tell me why (lei scrive nello) would be wrong I marked both (lei scrive nel) and scrive nello) and it showed (nello) was wrong?
Nel is a contraction of in+il. Nello is a contraction of in+lo.
Nello is only used for words where the definite article is lo (i.e. masculine nouns that begin with (s+consonant) or z). Newspaper is il giornale so the correct answer is nel giornale.
Here is a table for the contractions of prepositions and definite articles (like nel & nello). http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare153a.htm Hope this helps.
I also marked "Lei scrive nel giornale" AND "Ella scrive nello quotidiano," and I was unsure why the second one was wrong. It took me a little searching to find out why, but I found it: Using the Q word, "the newspaper" would be "IL quotidiano" and not "LO quotidiano," so "nello" is still the wrong form of "in the" even for this new word for newspaper.
nell use for masculine and before the nouns which starts with consonant but nello use for masculine and befor the nouns starts with s+consonant or z. both of them means "in the"
Where and when are we expected to have learned about prepositions and how to uze them? They have not been taught so far.
They have been taught (in Duolingo fashion), but here is a table that might make it easier to keep things clear in your mind. http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare153a.htm
Lol, nel has already been taught , so has al. Do you even know what a preposition is?
Can "nel" and "nello il" be used interchangably? Or, do I always need to use the contraction?
"nel" is a contraction of "in" and "il". "Nello" is a contraction "in" and "lo". It would be grammatically incorrect to use nello for giornale.
I was taught to always use the contraction when I took Italian. I'm uncertain as to whether it would be incorrect to say "in il" or "in lo" but it would be awkward to say and hear.
You never use "in il" or "in lo": you need to use the contracted form "nel" and "nello". Sometimes, though, you need to keep "in" and the article separated; you then use "ne" instead of "in". Eg. L'ho letto ne La Repubblica, I read it in La Repubblica. La Repubblica is a national newspaper and "La" is part of the name and can't be contracted with "in".
Here is a table that shows all the combinations. http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare153a.htm
"nel" is in + il, while "nello" is in +lo.
Look at the word afterwards on its own; if it is a masculine word that starts with s + consonant or a z then you would use "lo" like "lo zucchero" - the sugar, so you use "nello" when saying "in the sugar".
If you would use "il" for the word on its own, like in this case "il giornale," then you would say "nel" to say "in the newspaper."
Hope that helps.
http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare153a.htm Puts it in chart form. Hope it helps.
I said il giornale and they.said it was wrong.. but I.thought that meant "the newspaper" ? Am I missing something?
when do we use "e" at the end of a feminine verb and when do we use "ia" example: scrive, mangia
Verbs are not feminine or masculine. They just conjugate (or get a different ending) by the person and the number. Like in English ' I eat' 'he eats'.
The correct ending must be learned for each group of verbs. In Italian there 3 (verbs in their infinitive form): *-are (fermare), -ere (leggere), -ire (partire)
I am having all sorts of trouble with al, nel, nello because the vocabulary was never given. It just started appearing with no explanation. So every time it comes up, I'm guessing. what happened to the flash cards to introduce new thing?
okay so sometimes I've seen scrivono used and scrive used , is there anyway to know when to use the two?
This is the conjugation for scrivere: