https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Nel, nello, ...

When would you use one over another? I've asked this question before and gotten some good answers but forgot. Also what are the other forms? And what part of speech is this?

April 4, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

This chart should help you out :

Italian prepositional articles

And if you wonder when to use il, lo or l', this one will help you sort it out :

Italian definite articles

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Awesome thanks! What do the words a, di, da, su, and in mean in Italian?

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

They are prepositions, so their exact meaning is highly dependent on context : don't just learn the best approximate translation by heart, but instead learn where to use which, directly in Italian, no matter what that would translate to.

But, roughly, they'd mean :

  • A : at, to, in
  • Di : of, from, about
  • Da : from, to, at
  • Su : on, about
  • In : in, into, for
April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Cool thanks!

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

It's a preposition. The form follows the definite article.

Nel = in + il

Nello = in + lo

Nella = in + la

and so on...

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Can there be a nelgli?

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgtrener

*negli

And yes, there is.

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Ohh ok and thanks

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje

"Nello" is only used with s + consonant or a z whereas "Nel" is used for all other masculine nouns :)

E.G: Nello zucchero - in the sugar

Nel corpo - in the body

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyMan200

Ohhh grazie

April 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje

Prego :)

April 4, 2016
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