"Il lunedì non lavoro."

Translation:On Mondays I do not work.

March 14, 2013



I saw a post somewhere in this section which made it sound like saying "il lunedì" meant all Mondays - does this sentence also translate to "Mondays I do not work?"

March 14, 2013


I definitely agree with you.

I would translate "Monday I do not work" as "Lunedì non lavoro"

"Il lunedì non lavoro" "I lunedì non lavoro" or "Non lavoro di lunedì" would all mean "Mondays I do not work"

March 14, 2013


Thanks for tips :)

November 27, 2013


Why it's not "In lunedi" and why in eglish it's not "on monday" ??

April 3, 2014


"on Mondays" is also accepted in English, but I think that translates to "il lunedi"

October 31, 2014


I wrote i don't work Mondays and my answer was accepted.

August 8, 2014


That is what I put.

July 29, 2018


Seems to me that "On Mondays I don't work" would be translated as "I lunedì non lavoro" and "On Monday I don't work" would be "Il lunedì non lavoro". If not, how to say just "On Monday"?

January 16, 2017


Lunedi non lavoro = on monday (singular) i do not work

October 21, 2018


I lunedì non lavoro è plurale. Il lunedì non lavoro è singolare. On Mondays I don't work. On Monday I don't work.

Duo incorrectly marks it wrong when you answer, On Monday I don't work, to the question, Il lunedì non lavoro.

May 10, 2018


It's still marked wrong, I saw they where talking about that 5 years ago and it's not changed . Maybe it is because "Il lunedì non lavoro." can be said by a person working from Tuesday to Saturday. Maybe DUO wants us to use "Questo lunedì non lavoro." to avoid ambiguity.

July 13, 2018


Il lunedi is not singular. Thats why you are being marked wrong

October 21, 2018


Correct answer in English is not the right way to express the sentence.

December 6, 2013


And what would that be?

May 15, 2018


Is there any difference in italian version of : 'I do not work ON Mondays' and 'Mondays I do not work' ?

Because in English I would not say 'Mondays I do not work'


December 2, 2013


why does suddenly days take articles .... in the previous sections no articles were provided !

December 31, 2013


lucky man

May 2, 2014


I am not sure how the article "il" translates to a plural . . .

July 26, 2018


Same issue here

September 10, 2018


How do I know if lunedi is singular or plural? Doesn't Il lunedi mean THE Monday?

October 3, 2018


Well one way to know would be to read the comments above, which explain that "il lunedi" means on Monday and "i lunedi" means on Mondays. It would be great if people could read the existing comments before asking a question that has already been answered.

October 3, 2018



October 3, 2018


LOL, can't tell if you're being funny but it would seriously keep all of these boards a lot easier to read if people would just look at previous answers. This one isn't so bad, but some of them have the same question being asked literally dozens of times (like why "the breakfast" in French is "le petit dejeuner" and not just "le dejeuner." Spoiler alert -- because that's how the French say it!!!).

October 3, 2018


if it's on Mondays (plural) shouldn't it be "i lunedi" instead of "il lunedi"? How can someone know if you're talking about one Monday or all Mondays?

November 25, 2018


The audio for Italian is HORRIBLE. I played it over and over and couldn't tell if it was i or il. Needless to say, I guessed wrong.

March 11, 2014


And I couldn't make out "lunedi" at all. It sounded like "redi" no matter how many times I played it.

April 12, 2014


is 'i lunedì' - meaning all Mondays - not correct? I agree re the audio, it is really hard to hear if it is 'il' or 'i'

May 15, 2014


Yes... "i lunedì" meaning all Mondays

January 14, 2016


I lunedì non lavoro è plurale. Il lunedì non lavoro è singolare. On Mondays I don't work. On Monday I don't work.

Duo incorrectly marks it wrong when you answer, On Monday I don't work, to the question, Il lunedì non lavoro.

May 10, 2018


'Mondays I do not work' was marked wrong.

August 30, 2018


Are there singular and plural forms of the days of the week??

September 9, 2018


Yes, i lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì & venerdì, it is the article which makes it plural. Il sabato, i sabatì & la domenica, le dominiche are the singular and plural forms of those days.

September 9, 2018


On Thursdays we wear pink! ;)

December 14, 2018


CONFUSED. lunedi- is the plural, right? Mondays, not monday (lunede) So, why then is it IL lunedì and not I lunedì?

December 17, 2018


Every language has its own way to express itself, so when Italians say : "Il lunedì non lavoro." ( translated ) "On MondayS I don't work" They don't need to say it in plural, I guess when they want to be specific, they can say : "Questo lunedì non lavoro." translation : "On Monday I don't work" or "This Monday I don't work". I hope this helps.

December 18, 2018


I'm confused about why you're posting this question when it has been discussed to death above.

December 17, 2018


These boards are suppose to be safe places to discuss. I had read through a great deal of this discussion and still remained confused, thus I asked. I see you did a good job answering the question two months ago -- but clearly I did not wind my way down to your response. Perhaps that is why you are frustrated by people re-asking questions, but frankly I find I benefit by all but the most cynical of responses.

December 19, 2018


I'm glad you found my earlier answer helpful, and it would have been easier to find if people didn't keep posting questions that were already answered.

December 19, 2018


Beato te!

March 5, 2019


I wrote "Mondays I don't work" and was marked incorrect. Hummm...

April 25, 2019


what is the difference between lunedi and lunedì? Is the first singular and the second plural?

April 26, 2019
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