"I eat because he cooks."
Translation:Io mangio perché lui cucina.
What's the difference in the use of the 2 accent marks? I wrote mine the other way and lost a heart :(
I already replied to a similar question of yours I think yesterday...
The acute accent sounds different from the grave accent.
"sé" "perché" "né" have acute accent.
"cioè" "è" "caffè" have grave accent.
Italian people will often make mistakes, because we were not usually taught at school which accent should be on which letter, we learnt it by reading. I personally learnt it because I had a typing course at high school and we were supposed to type the right accent. Now it should be different, everybody needs to type, so I think more teachers became picky regarding the "direction" of the accent.
Some more information regarding Italian accents: http://www.italianlanguageguide.com/italian/grammar/orthographic-accent.asp
Grazie! Very helpful. It would be neat to actually hear the difference, but this is OK to sate my curiosity.
to get lingot more easily ? I do the same with French when I want to unlock quickly a bonus
"Cuocere" is cooking with heat, "cucinare" is the broader set of operations from preparation to presentation, including of course "cuocere". When heat isn't involved, generally neither is used and it's just "preparare".
Im no expert, but it looks like "lui cuoco" == he cook. "Lui cuoce" == he cooks.
a "cuoco" is a cook/chef; "cuoce" is the verb "cuocere" conjugated for the third singular person.
The system petiodically asks me to pay attention to graphic accents. How do I mark an accent in a mobile phone?
On android if you hold the letter for a few seconds, the accent options show up
I don't get why I have to write perché, with the accent.... Because means perche without the accent. It is like in spanish: porqué and por qué mean why, and porque means because.
well, writing it without the accent ❤❤❤❤❤ up its pronounce, transforming it from "perché", with the accent on the second "e", to "pérche". And it's wrong. You can actually write "perche" to italians, but you'll be seen as an ignorant who went to elementary school twice in their entire life.