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"Lui mangia."

Translation:He eats.

January 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/msu1337

Lui is "he/him," so what is She? Lei?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emilee84

Yes, "She" is "Lei" :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa_1828

Yes! "Lei" is used for "she" or it is a formal way to call somebody who diserve respect, like a teacher.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel81287

For example we use Lei for a Teacher, President, Mayor (Prson who deserves respect) you got it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pizspozseng

In Hungarian, there's also a formal you pronoun, but they used the informal one to the king.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

Like how we use thou with God sometimes (how great thou art). 20/03/2019


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gwynblaidd

Except "thou" was informal-singular, so it would be the equivalent of tu


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MangoCam

Yes. Think of it as Lui = like Luigi


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby5790

I thought it said Luigi


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aman217

Just say louie manja. It really works


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Owlyssa1

It does work! Wow. Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby5790

Yeah but I had to type it in and I couldn't understand it.


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    Is "lei" also used for "her?" or should it be "la?"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vevvux

    "I hate her" -> "La odio" "Her" (personal pronoun) is "la"

    "I eat her apple" -> "Mangio la sua mela" "Her" (adjective possessive) is "sua"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ioanapetko1

    So you don't have to say I in Italian, the verb is enough?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhys.allan

    The subject is included in the endng of the verb: I eat -mangio; you eat -mangi; he/she/it eats -mangia; we -mangiamo; you (all) eat -mangiate; they eat -mangiano. Hope that clears things up and doesn't just confuse you more.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaithOliver

    Thank you very much for that advice


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nosrettap

    What does the "la" mean here, if "sua" already means her (Mangio la sua mela)? Seems like there are two hers!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zirrex

    They do have this strange rule of using the definite article (la, il, l') with possessives (mia, sua etc.), it is just as it is in Italian, it's just to be learnt.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tiffany-D

    I like italian... But MAMMA MIA! SO CONFUSING!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

    Does Italian have both a simple present "he eats" and present continuous "he is "eating"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emilee84

    "Lui mangia" is "he eats". "(Lui) sta mangiando" is "(he) is eating." :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

    Thank you. I was never sure if simple pres. was correct here. Guess Pre. Continuous will come up later. Well I'll be ready.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emilee84

    Glad to help! The Italian present continuous has the upside that (once you get the hang of how to conjugate it lol) you only use it for present actions that are happening when you're talking. Unlike English it never connotates a planned future action, so there's no confusion :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lindsey263973

    I'm italian so I'm finally learning how to speak it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saurav_complex

    Italian is so much Fun.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erikche

    lui=he lei=she Lei=it


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanBoylan

    Is anyone else entering the right answer with the app marking it as wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Narwhal1012

    What are the different endings for mangia? Like what would it be for you eat, they eat, I eat etc


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sara886625

    Io mangio = I eat Tu mangi = you eat Egli mangia = he eats Noi mangiamo = we eat Voi mangiate = you eat Essi mangiano = they eat


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BUREKI_SUTAA

    Is it "Mangia!" acceptable when i'm offering food to a child, like saying, "here you are, eat up!"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/haleypetittt

    Wow! I just started Italian about 2 minutes ago, but has a French learner this is pretty easy! (I haven't been on duolingo much, but I've been learned French in school for a little over two and a half years).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FelixOlsch

    He eats. I entered just that and was marked wrong.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nancy_Hale

    Fix this. I typed "He eats." I was told, "Oops, that's not correct. 'He eats.'" ?????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the_mauker

    I've written "He eats" and it said I was wrong...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/that_grl_c

    Yeah, lui as in Luigi and lei as in Leia from STAR WARS


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Felipe441496

    What's the infinitive form of this verb?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielMaso145797

    reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yadira313474

    I love learning italian


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NajlaCeljo

    So I is io, you is tu, he is lui, but how does she,it,we,you,they go?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilly516645

    I typed the correct translation and was told it was wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HemDews

    Hema ... mi abita a st pierre


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Passanessi

    I put, "He eats." It keeps getting marked wrong. Am i missing something?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/artskinner

    anyone else have trouble with no audio


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanAD899951
    <h1>Lui mangia la mela.</h1>

    He eats the apple


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deorie

    Can Lui mangia also mean he is eating?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luna892935

    He is eating= lui sta mangiando. Gerundio


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zaara825933

    just because I did ate instead of eat it says its wrong it is and means the same thing


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelPenn10

    I am typing correct answer but it keeps saying incorrect


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamanthaJeffs

    I put: he eats on listening excercise and got back: incorrect - he eats. The hell?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlmaLucrec1

    Are you guys o.k.? I put same exact answer, He eats., why my answer is not taking.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marilyn777164

    I keep answering correctly & it keeps telling me I'm wrong.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AashrayMys

    Typed in the corrext translation but it still says im wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JofWty

    What is wrong with this translation. Lui mangia translated as He eats. ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickAltobe

    Correct answer marked wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarbaraCam917346

    I keep putting in Heeats and they keep telling me im wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IainK2

    how would i know this from no previous lesson?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bryn19161

    what makes an apple feminine and bread masculine? La mela, il pane. is there anything that will help understand what every object is?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maya693842

    זה ממש כיף!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaCa725877

    So if we use Lei for a person we dont know too much what we are going to use for a familiar??


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miriam135871

    When can you say mangio, mangi, and mangia?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miriam135871

    When can u use mangi, mangia, and mangio?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari100903

    When is there at the end an e or a?

    F.E: mangia or mangie


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nolatilton

    Why did you mark me wrong that’s what I wrote. He eats


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnitaWillo

    Is the i in mangia pronounced?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emily213019

    These should be harder and need to take away the pictures it gives it away


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luna892935

    For those ones that continue to say that he is egli......Egli is not used in modern italian. Egli was used in past or in literature. In a conversation is used Lui. I am italian and I have never heard egli in a dialogue.....


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cody99534

    The ones where i have to speak never work for me.

    Is Lui mangia is He eats which is what i said 3 times and got it wrong.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BobLaMarca

    I have been typing numerous phrases correctly but you keep telling me I'm incorrect. I typed exactly "He eats." and you said it was incorrect. This has happened numerous times! Very frustrating!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cecipecina94

    How do you pronounce "mangia" (mon-ja) or (mon-ji-a) i hope someone understands me lol


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BreePeacoc

    Lui is he and lei is she


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArisuneAkku005

    Have fun learning! ♡ dont ever give up! o(-`д´- o)♡♡♡


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AWsHeQ

    It doesn't reognize my speech


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haylin953600

    I said lu mangia and it didn't correct me, it just said I was correct ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaggieMart131933

    Ijh V bb nbb blllu. Jo i> KO k ju jeje no es weiio chi 7y in. buy up h j ni uiijijj.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phoebe443198

    Not everyone knows how to spell the words


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Terraria_Fan

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John-champ

    she said lei not lui


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quinoabrah

    The mangia threw me off. Thoughtit was "she".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaaaaaaaaisyKemp

    Why is everyone going like jfuahdhsu jeifhwchdish? It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO annoying like this app is! (BTW if u play roblox friend me @ Magicdog080912


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.qv77WR

    I had learned Chinese,hindi. Now german .i leared lots of works and language


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarshallOMG7

    I dont know how this is it


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    Cydc4fegtcr among us

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