Could only hear 'torta'. The first part of the sentence sounds like 'il radiatto tagliano la torta' whatever that means :(
What is the pronunciation with "taglia"? For some reason I'm not hearing the "glia" part. I have this difficulty with "garlic" as well.
This puzzled me as well, so I did some digging. Turns out the sound is similar to the "LL" in Spanish, and the "y" sound in the English "yellow". So taglia (and other "gli" words) would be pronounced like TAHL-yah, with just a hint of an "L" sound. I am by no means an expert, nor a native speaker, but I tried to find native speakers saying words with the "gli" sound, so take this with a grain of salt. I hope this helps!
Try saying the "lli" sound in "million", but with the BACK of the tongue rather than its tip pressed against the roof of your mouth
taglia means "cuts" but the translation says "wrong" and only allows "slicing". Is that right?
Was penalised for saying "the boy" instead of "the kid". Anyone able to explain why?
Based on the sentence context, but it will typically, more likely be translated as "a"
I trick it by saying it again and quickly push the microphone and I passed it
Whenever I put 'taglia' it should be 'taglio,' and vice versa. Not blaming Duolingo -it's all my fault. Need to work a little harder, I guess.
Sorry...what is the difference between voi and loro?... because if voi means "you all (like plural)" you can as well say "They" in English...And "Loro" reffers to "They", it confuses....And can they be used interchangeably?
No, the words are not interchangeable in either Italian or English. I have never heard "they" used to mean "you".
tu is the singular informal "you", used with people you're on a first-name basis with (including family)
lei is "she"
Lei (note the capital letter) is the singular polite "you", used with people you're not on a first-name basis with
voi is the plural informal "you".
loro is "they"
Loro (note the capital letter) is the plural polite "you".
You would address one classmate as
tu, multiple classmates as
You would address one professor as
Lei, multiple professors as
The sound for "una" is "un". Of course it is wrong. I think when they sound accent specific words, they teach us to distinguish rather than follow the logical sound line.
Please can someone explain when a word is to be represented with "una" or "un" and also "la, il,.. l' which i think is mostly comes when the starting letter of the word is a vowel"
It's masculine vs feminine, but masculine has more complex rules for "the".
un -- masculine
una -- feminine
I typed in "The girl cuts a cake." and Duolingo marked it as wrong, saying it's supposed the be "The girl cuts ONE cake." I am confused.