"My boyfriend studies Italian."
Translation:Mi novio estudia italiano.
I am wondering this as well? I am assuming you would only use estudio with 'Yo' and estudia for all other instances?
"Estudio" translates as "I study" or "I am studying." So does "Yo estudio."
Besides "study" "estudio" translates to a bunch of other English words. Some of them are: research , survey , investigation , design , planning , plan.
The important thing is not the choice of the English translation word, as estufio means all the above at once, but the basic meaning of the Spanish word. It does not mean STUDY, per se. It means the idea of looking into something, investigating it so as to learn something from one's effort. The word, "study" is a translation, and not what the Spanish word means.
No, because "mi novio" is the subject of the sentence, not the object. (That is, "my boyfriend" is the person who is doing the studying.)
yo estudio = I study
él/ella estudia = he/she studies
So we use "estudia" because "mi novio" (an "Él") is the one doing the studying. I know it's tricky because -a words are usually feminine, but that's not the case with verbs... él and ella use the same conjugation :-)