"I am the woman."
Translation:Io sono la donna.
that could have been better differentiated, lower case L's and capitol I's look the same
I lost a few points at the beginning because of that! Also, when they corrected it it still looked like an l.
"Lo" is for masculine nouns starting with one of the following: z, gn, ps, or s+consonant.
"La" is for feminine nouns.
"il" is for all masculine nouns that "lo" does not apply to.
L' is for nouns starting with a vowel, regardless of gender.
Those were all for SINGULAR nouns. Here are the plural: "Gli" is for the plurals of 'lo' and masculine nouns beginning with a vowel.
"Le" is for ALL feminine nouns.
"i" is for the plurals of "il" nouns.
For un, uno, una, and un': "Uno" is for masculine nouns starting with one of the following: z, gn, ps, or s+consonant, same as for "Lo".
"Un" is for all other masculine nouns.
Un' is for feminine nouns starting with a vowel.
"Una" is for feminine nouns starting with a consonant.
Singular masculine nouns end with 'o', Feminine nouns end with 'a'. You have to learn the gender of words ending in 'e'; words ending in "-zione" are feminine and words ending in "-ore" are masculine.
Pluralizations work like this: a→e o→i e→i
Please use a serif font if possible to distinguish between captial I and lowercase l when learning.
If this sentence is not generally used in Italian, what phrase is? I mean i speak english and i have never had to say "i am the woman", because i clearly am. just curious though. the "I" and "l" (upper & lower) have made me fail a few times but i am getting used to it
This exercise is specifically for beginners, those who may have no knowledge of the language. For example, it teaches you the pronoun, the verb form, and the noun with its article. It is useful in acquiring the most basic knowledge and vocabulary. It's treating you -- in respect -- like a child.
I'm giving the right answer but it keeps saying my answer is incorrect, its so frustating!
I wrote these exact words and it keeps saying it is not correct. Yes i am confused why is it wrong?
Could someone remind me what the difference between "una/un" and "la/lo" is again, contextually speaking that is...
Una/uno/un mean "a" and la/lo/l' mean "the". That said, in this case
Io sono una donna = I am a woman. You are just telling your gender.
Io sono la donna = I am the woman. It's not that common, you might use it to stress that you are "the woman" in a couple. Let's say, you are at the door of a restaurant and your man gets in first, or some similar situation in which chivalry is expected from your man. In that case it would more common to rephrase it as Sono io la donna! or La donna sono io!.
It's la in this case because of the definite article the(feminine). Una is a or an.
You need essere in this case. stare is only used like "to be" in the Italian equivalent for present continuous:
I am eating = (io) sto mangiando
I've started this sentence with lower and upper case letters but it tells me I'm wrong whichever way I do it. I'm getting annoyed with it now.
I put "Io sono l'donna" which means "I am the woman", but it counted it wrong and said it was, "Io sono la donna" What's the difference???
L' is only used for words which begin with a vowel as pronouncing two vowels together makes it hard to understand the word Example - l'acqua Le is used for male objects and la for female objects
What Hiya197578 said is true of French, but not Italian.
In Italian, l' is used for all nouns starting with a vowel, regardless of masculine or feminine, but "le" is the plural form for all feminine nouns - including both "la" and l'. However, when l' is used for masculine nouns, the plural is "gli". Example:
la ragazza (the girl) > le ragazze
l'amica (the friend) > le amiche
l'insetto (the insect) > gli insetti
The other words for "the" are:
"Lo" is used for masculine nouns starting with "z", "gn", "s+consonant", and a few rarer consonant combinations. The plural of "Lo" is "gli".
"il" is used for all other masculine nouns. The plural of "il" is "i".
I said la sono la donna and he said wrong so that that my awnser was correct
It is "io" not "la" (or Lo). The capital i and lowercase L (I and l) look similar due to the font type.
I have neen puttimg the correct answer amd it keeps telling me that i am wrong