"Il gatto è nero e il cane è bianco."

Translation:The cat is black and the dog is white.

February 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanbimbam

not 'ed'? I thought we use ed when the next letter is a vowel

February 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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It's not mandatory, but you could use it.

February 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dtalley

Yes, the problem is that it gets marked wrong. The option is for "ed" except on this question. Problem.

June 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Romeo.Macaria

agree with you; DuoLingo should fix this :-)

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Momtar

great kids song "volevo un gatto nero"

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jgpadgettpro

Does Italian not have the same comma rules as English? Or why is there no comma between nero and e?

August 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/M.artine

I thought you were never supposed to place a comma before and/e. Thats the dutch rule.. maybe in Italian its the same?

September 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Raftus

There's no rule in English that says there has to be a comma. It mostly depends on the length of the sentence and this one isn't so long that you need a comma.

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RoelandSch1

Pretty sure she says e cane in the fast one and il cane only in the slow version

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KonstaCamogli

Yeah, i heard the same..must be some junction that e il becomes e'l. Must check but too lazy

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisClaflin

When speaking, how does one know the difference between e (is, with the comma) and e (and)? They sound the same when reading aloud.

June 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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They don't: e is pronounced as é (/e/) as in day (/deɪ/), while è is pronounced /ɛ/ as in pet (/pɛt/). Or it is in standard Italian and English (both BE and AE), dialects may vary.

June 9, 2016
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