"She drinks the water."
Translation:Lei beve l'acqua.
If it's "lei or lui" (she lr.he) it will be "beve." "tu" (you) = bevi "io" (me/i) = bevo
Both the masculine (lui) and feminine (lei) have the same conjugations. Same with the Lei (formal, you) pronoun
"Beva" is imperative and you can use it in a formal phrases (with a doctor for example),,, "beve" is the simple present (presente semplice in italiano).
It's because of Italian verb conjugation. I don't have any links (sorry!) so juat search that up on Google if you're interested :)
i think it the verb ending is only a after LEI when the previous letter is a vowel like in "lei mangia" so with consonants it is e like "lei beve"
What is the difference between Lei beve acqua (I saw a similar sentence here) and Lei beve l'acqua? What about Lei beve un'acqua (does that even make any sense?) or Lei beve un vino/il vino/vino? Can we also say Lei beve dell'acqua? Is that the same?
"Lei beve acqua" and "Lei beve l'acqua" and "Lei beve dell'acqua" are almost the same. I think for English it's the same... she drinks water, she drinks the water, she drinks some water. "Lei beve un'acqua" wouldn't make much sense, we would rather say "Lei beve una bottiglia d'acqua" "Lei beve un bicchiere d'acqua."
Same for vino. "Lei beve vino" anyway could sound like she usually drinks wine, while the other options are speaking of the moment.
L' is used in front of most nouns. I think thats what youre asking,its very hard to learn another language but, we all struggle :) la and le are not for nouns
If you were to say un'acqua it would mean 'a water' but if you were to say l'acqua it means 'the water.' And dell'acqua is completely different.
Is there any rule when to use acqua and when l'acqua (applies for every other example)
I believe l'acqua is THE water while acqua is just water, seeing as l' is abbreviated la meaning the.
It's all about the context of how its used in the sentence.. also read the comments above if you have trouble understanding :)
How am I supposed to pronounce an apostrophe? The issue I had with this sentence was the '.
I found a way to help you remember bebe, instead of beba or bebo. Think of beverages. Its beve. Just replace V with B
In Italian it's never 'bebe' or 'bebo'. It's always with a 'v'.
Why would it be incorrect to say Lei beve LA acqua since LA also means the?
yes because la acqua shortens to l'acqua. It means the same but it's not grammatically correct. In English it's like saying a apple.
Shorten 'the' (La) to l' when the word after it starts with a vowel. l'(a)cqua
Because you cannot put two vowels after each other "la acqua"... So instead of it we put "l'" .. Just like in French! Also in English you cannot say "a orange".. Two vowels.. So we put "an" instead of it.. Hope this helps :))
'il' is the masculine "the". if acqua ended in 'o'. then it would be il. But it ends in 'a' which is feminine.
Also saying "il l'acqua" is kind of like trying to say "The the water" in english, isn't it?
That would be bere. It's conjugated as follows:
Anyone knows what like feminine,masculine,etc stuff like that?i need help,literally i cant get the point
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