I would say that "cakes" is a valid translation as Italians often use articles when we do not in English.
When I did the lesson with "torta", I thought perhaps it meant a cake looked like a turtle/tortoise.
Now that I've done this lesson, there's "tarts" in the mouseover, and that seems far more likely to be the origin.
I hate how you have to spell it correct... i mean i'm a dyslexic... spelling is hard all together.
My only options for this word jumble were "The", "the" and "cakes". Not much of a challenge
1) Usually cakes are sweet. 2) Usually pies consist of an outer pastry case, and inner savoury filling. Sometimes there is a pastry lid to the case.
Yes, but torte is usually always cake or "tart" such as a Pop Tart. It is pretty much never used to say cookie.
The cake = la torta
The cakes = le torte
Notice how the article (le/la) agrees with the word.
so is it true that "torte" is pies and "torta" is cakes? because they just told me I was wrong
Torta is cake, torte is cakes.
As far as I'm aware, torta can mean cake or pie.
How do you pronounce the final 'e' on words like "Le" and "torte", etc,? It seems like sometimes it's pronounced "eh" and sometimes "EY." Which is it? Or is it both?
This definitely is cakes, and I understand that this is emphasizing the plural so it is important to answer this with "the cakes", but I just kept saying "the cake" because lots of the time when you are talking about all of cake in general you don't add the s. But of course, if there were some specific quantity such as three cakes, I throw on the s at the end...
They don't. Grammatical class is different from biological gender, and torta happens to be feminine because Latin. It also ends in an -a to show that it's feminine.
I am confused. What dicatates the difference between cake and pies of it has the same word.
Context. If someone points to a torta and it looks a cake, then translate it as cake. If someone points to a torta and it looks like a pie, translate it as pie. In reality, though, cakes and pies are kind of the same thing, so it doesn't matter.