Why isn't it "il ragazzi"?
Articles have gender and number too; in the case of "il", in the plural it's "i", "lo" becomes "gli", and "la" becomes "le".
Thanks!!! That's really helpful x
Thanks. So what does l' become again?
L' is the elision of either "lo" or "la", so it can become "gli" or "le" depending on which it is, i.e. the gender of the noun.
because il is singular masculine. to better understand. "the boy"would be "il ragazzo". "The boys" would be "i ragazzi". when referring to girls it would be: "the girl=la ragazza. The girls= le ragazze
Thank you for this. I wrote it down.
I thought one can also say I ragazzi bevono del latte
Nope, rhat would be "The boys drink from the [cup of] milk".
Why not "gli ragazzi bevono latte " ?
Gli is only used in front of certain masculine plural words that begin with z, s or vowels. Otherwise you would use "i".
I put gli - that's bloody confusing...