I would say that "cakes" is a valid translation as Italians often use articles when we do not in English.
For some reason I always think that "torte" means tortoise.
That is tartaruga : )
But that looks more like 'tarantula'...
Ur confusing me
And I thought I was the only one lol
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 thought so lol
omg me to lol the tortoises
In German we've got the words "Torte" (singular; like black forest cake would fall in this category) und "Kuchen" :)
I'm confused. What dictates why some plurals end in I and some end in e?
Mostly gender -- see http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare123a.htm
Bravo! This helps grazie.
I hate how you have to spell it correct... i mean i'm a dyslexic... spelling is hard all together.
It usually lets me off for typos
My only options for this word jumble were "The", "the" and "cakes". Not much of a challenge
What differentiates cakes and pies?
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.
I think he means in Italian, though...
Wasnt cookies "biscotti"
Yes, but torte is usually always cake or "tart" such as a Pop Tart. It is pretty much never used to say cookie.
I wrote cake for torte but I got corrected with pie. .-.
finely one i can hear.
Haha i know right
What is one cake Vs cakes
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 come its Le and not il??
Briefer answer: because it is plural and feminine.
what about the cookies?
Sorry, adesso non chi sono nissune cookies. Io li mangiavo tutte.
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?
They are not consistant. Sometimes you need the article "the" sometimes you don't.
when i see that word it makes me hungry.. lol
The right answer (The cakes) is not granted correct.
So why do cakes have genders?
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.
Why pie doesn't work?
Easy for Polish people. In our language "tort" means a birthday cake :)
Duo,i was writing but then it didn't say anything
Duo it didn't tell me anything
Non si sente quello che dicono
I wrote the exact translation so many times and every time it marked me wrong even though I had correctly spelled everything.
Like if you do the same
My answers was correct