Be careful not to overfeed that dog...
Yeah let's hope it doesnt eat 2 many ants
heee ... i never see a dog eating an ant
A dog will eat anything, because if it turns out not to be food, he can always throw it up onto the carpet later.
what da dog doin
You have to look better. I just saw one eating sausage with ants...
Well, if you discount the fact, that the accent is on "for" instead of "mi", the voice is not far of. But the wrong accent makes it nearly impossible to understand.
I always hit the turtle for the female voice.
In Italian, the accent is on the szllable before the last one. One-szllable words do not have accents, the stress is on the firt szllable if the word has two, on the second if the word has three etc.
Well at least the mouse is safe this time
the speaker doesn't seem to say anything near the sound of the word formica
It some words the speaker makes it difficult to understand, but in the formica, it is said very clear this time
That computer voice was actually mispronouncing formica when I was taking that lesson. I don't know if they fixed it, but the accent was on the wrong syllable. Maybe still is.
Where should the accent be when it's pronounced correctly?
I don't know
So which is it: beaver or ant?
Beaver is castoro, ant is formica
As far as I'm aware, please correct me if I'm wrong
Accent for formica is on the wrong syllable. Should be forMIca, not FORmica.
Also for mangia. The audio stays on the first vowel for too much time.
it seems like maaaangia.
I used beaver and i got it wrong, it is supossed to mean "beaver" as well, isn´t it?
No. The "beaver" hint is very misleading, because it's a translation only for a specific locution that Viaggiatore pointed out some time ago: "formica operosa" / "eager beaver". It doesn't apply in any other context.
I am not an english speaker, so, can someone tell me what is an "ant". Or just tell me if i got it right: ant is my moms sister, so what is she doing in animals??? (sorry if im wrong)!!<3<3
An ant is this one:
What you were thinking of is an aunt :-)
It's okay, an ant is what the guy said below, but and aunt is your mom's sister.
Aunt is sometimes pronounced like "ant". But context will help you determine which is being talked about.
Formic acid can be extracted from ants... so an ant is 'una formica'. Nice.
Don't know if this is a new recording or my ear is much more discerning but it sounds much more intelligible.
...and he becomes ant-dog!
I have thought an ant is an aunt....
Is this relevant? I'd rather know how to ask for beef at the butcher shop
Right. Such silly sentences sometimes. To learn useful sentences, pronunciation and grammar I have had to go to the Italy Made Easy YouTube channel.
The French man blows the brown tuba. All sentences are like this here. It's a template.
Even if a dog ate an ant, in real life we would say: Look at that dog, it's eating an ant.
One does not simply use the+subject+verb+a+object sentence structure.
Non è un gran pasto per un cane.
Il topo mangia una formica
Oh god this could have been written about Ollie. Bloody dog will eat everything.
As dogs famously do
I nearly got the speaker wrong because i was laughing
Aha, didn't account for accent as I thought speakers would be as close to whatever standard Itlalian there is. Thanks anyway
I'm going to contribute this to my 5 word story contest.
That would've been epic!
Poor dog :'(
why would the dog eat teh ant just let it live .-.
Why would a dog eat an ant????
Duo did make us do 'snakes eat cakes', 'spiders eat bread', and 'elephants eat bread'! What on earth is next???
Because hungry dogs eat anything.
Who knows some dogs can eat ants
why the exercise are so dumb?
my name is deez and im cracked at fortnite my guy
Questo è vero. I also saw a dog eat a fly. Il cane mangia una mosca.
Bro i lost a heart because i accidentally said dig instead if dog
well this is pretty unsual
How did you even see that?! :|
ouch. First Duolingo moderator eaten.
Why is Duolingo marking this wrong when i try to turn off audio because i cant listen?