A dog will eat anything, because if it turns out not to be food, he can always throw it up onto the carpet later.
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.
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.
That's what siebolt is saying. That the accent is wrong on "for" instead of "mi". That the voice is OK, but putting the accent on the wrong (first) syllable, and not on "mi" (second syllable) as it should be, makes it impossible to understand the word.
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.
Formic acid can be extracted from ants... so an ant is 'una formica'. Nice.
Aha, didn't account for accent as I thought speakers would be as close to whatever standard Itlalian there is. Thanks anyway
Don't know if this is a new recording or my ear is much more discerning but it sounds much more intelligible.
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
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.
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.