"Io ho una ciotola."

Translation:I have a bowl.

March 16, 2013

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I thought that they were wasying the Italian word for chocolate, not bowl


yeah it's confusing


It is this particular voice. Really awful on the ears & hard to understand. I hope it is computer generated. Apologies if i am being harsh to a human. Just a terrible voice.


I heard a mixture between bowl and chocolate. Now that I think about it, this is pretty good practice considering when you hear a native speaker, it won't always be perfect. Good job!


Having a hard time distinguishing "ciotola" from chocolate. Anyone else running into this?


in italian 'chocolate' is "cioccolato"


I can read italian so these arent hard for me but the mic counts it as wrong no matter how many times I say it right...


I write 'una'; then listen to the slow version to verify, hear 'un', change it, and get it wrong. This happens on multiple cards, I just picked this one to comment on. We need a new sound byte that clearly enunciates 'una' for the slow versions.


Still clearly sounds as though he is saying 'un' instead of 'una'!


Yeah, I just heard chocolate... in English... Why can't they get an actual person to record these? They just recycle them anyways.


Is it pronounced "chotola" or "chiotola"


The first one. The "i" in the combinations cia, cio, ciu has the same function as the "h" in the English combination ch: it changes the sound of the "c" from /k/ to /tʃ/, but is usually not itself pronounced.

Just like in English it's not pronounced "tʃ-hocolate" (the "h" is in combination with "c"), in Italian it's not "tʃ-iotola" but "tʃotola" (the "i" is in the combination cio)

http://www.wordreference.com/iten/ciotola gives it as /ˈtʃɔtola/


I find that it is closer to chotola, kind of like chYOtola


Wow. I have NEVER heard this word before so I just guessed from the sound, even my relatives don't use this word for "bowl". (Yes, I did get it correct.)


Comment if you think the audio you hear when you click on a specific word sounds... strange?


It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that kept hearing the word "chocolate."


I believe the a more common term for bowl is boccia. I may be wrong though so I will use ciotola.


When you say "boccia" you think at something ball shaped, like a fish bowl. Ciotola is the real bowl since it's in different forms.


I put I have a dish and they accepted that.


why do you sometimes say just 'Ho' and others 'Io ho'?

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