how come it is not 'the time' but in other cases with other words, it would be?
"I don't have the time" = "I don't know what time it is"
"I don't have time" = "I don't have sufficient time to do something"
But in english, "i dont have the time" can be with or without "the". Example - i dont have the time (to write comments on duolingo)
But the literal Italian words are "I do not have time". If you were translating "Io non ho il tempo" then I agree your example would be relevant.
'I don't have the time' can mean, "I don't have an enough amount of time." It can also mean, "You don't know what time it is."
I put "i dont have the time." I'm sorry, i love this app, but that shouldn't be wrong. That and the robot voice gargling marbles sometimes are the only two things i don't like.
Can anyone explain the usage of 'ora' vs 'tempo' when it comes to talking about time and not hour?
«ora» means "now," except when accompanied by an article as in «l'ora» (making it evident that it is a noun in such a context), where it means "hour." In the expressions «Che ora è?» or «Che ore sono?», «ora»/«ore» still mean "hour"/"hours" respectively; they could literally be translated as «What hour is it?» and «What hours are they?». The only thing is that, in English, we do not say that, and both expressions would be more idiomatically and correctly translated as "What time is it?". Now, «tempo» means "time," except for when it means "weather," which is perfectly distinguishable in context.
Hope this helps.
One question for italians natives ¿do you pronunce "non ho" as "no no" in a normal conversation? I've been thinking about that this days, because is a kind of annoying make the pause between "non" and "ho". But is not just with "non ho" is the same with "non" + hai, ha.
I would say that an Italian native does not pause between «non» and a word with a silent «h», but I am only a four-and-a-half-year student of Italian.
Carlos, I am not a native Italian, but I've been taught that the O in "ho" is an open O, compared to the closed O in non and no, so "non ho" should sound different than "no no", even with no pause between the words. The example given was "l'ho" vs. "lo".
Another Italian vowel with two sounds is E, for seven vowels sounds in total. Easier than English vowels, maybe?
Actually, I have always thought that the closed [o] occurs in «non» because of the «n» after the «o» and that the open [ɔ] occurs in both «ho» and «no».
the difference between non ho and no no is in the sense of the proposition, a lot of italian think the vowel are 5 aeiou...
DUO observe this not translated as " I don't have GOT time " as you insist on insisting on.
If I haven't either misread or overlooked anything above, then there's no mention to a difference of any kind to help me distinguish between the proposed "I do not have time" and the rejected "I have no time" which I keep considering as two slightly different ways of saying the very same thing. In case there is a difference I would like to know something about it and so stop making so silly a mistake.