"What do the men drink?"
Translation:Cosa bevono gli uomini?
When do you use 'che' before cosa? Does it just emphasize something or is it grammatically required...?
It just emphazise, is not required but we always add "che" before cosa P.s.cosa means also thing, in this case don't add che
Yeah, but it does have a question mark in the end so it's a question anyway, isnt it?
I'm pretty sure "cosa" used this way is short for "che cosa" (what thing)--so that's why it would be singular--even if what you're asking about is actually plural (multiple guys, multiple beverages). I think you can also just use "che" by itself without "cosa". So it's really 3 variations [che cosa/cosa/che] of the same form.
Cos'è is a shortening rule for what and is. Basically you can't have two like vowels following eachother in separate words. So Cosa è becomes cos'è. As for cose if it is a proper conjugation it would only be used in female plural.
Cose doesn't really work in questions. I've only ever used it as a translation for "things".
What the structure for making questions in italian? What is the order of the words?
It all depends on context, like in English, but differs in execution in many areas. We are sooner reminded that Italian is a much older language, with deep roots to Latin, one of English's mother word donors, than of English itself.
Bevete is for you all in plural and bevono is for they .. reinforce the languaje
The article gli is used in front of certain nouns, I believe masculine plural nouns (I don't think for feminine plural, but I am not positive.) starting with vowels. Gli uomini. Gli elefanti. L' is used for singular nouns beginning with vowels. L'uomo. L'uva. L'ouva.
Isn't this asking "What the men drink? " without the "do"? Because when I tap on the "do" it says "fare" but that's not in the sentence.
... not close, sorry.
"Quale" is mispelled, it has only one L
I think that you can translate "what" into "quale" when it means "Which one". Don't take it as a rule that works always, but it could help at the beginning.
The article before "uomini" is "gli"... in front of plural masculine nouns beginning with vowels, you always "gli" as article.
"Bevete" is for plural you, "bevono" is for "they"
Here the conjugation of BERE - io bevo - tu bevi - lui/lei beve - noi beviamo - voi bevete - loro bevono
Here is how I came up with the right answer:
Io bevo = I drink
Tu bevi = You drink
Loro bevono = They drink
So I decided it must be "bevono" since "the men" can be changed to "they".
The text says "...the men...", which means that l'uomo needs to be converted to plural which becomes "gli uomini".
Therefore I wrote: "Cosa bevono gli uomini?"
"Gli" is masculine plural and is used when the word starts with a vowel or "st" -the men = gli uomini -the boots = gli stivali "La" is feminine singular -the woman = la donna "Le" is feminine plural -the women = le donne "Il" is masculine singular -the cookie = il biscotto "I" is masculine plural for most other words -the cookies = i biscotti