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"They are men."

Translation:Loro sono uomini.

March 25, 2013



So when do i use sono & when do I use siamo


Sono goes with They/Loro and and siamo goes with We/Noi

Try imagining memorizing them as a unit.

Loro sono = They are

Noi siamo = We are


So when would you use "sono uomini" in place of "Loro sono uomini" both seem accepted as the same meaning?


Why can't you use loro siamo uomini instead of loro sono uomini?


It can be tough to understand the conjugations in Italian because English verbs don't work the same way. Here is how essere is conjugated:

  • I am/io sono
  • You are/tu sei
  • He is/lui รจ
  • We are/noi siamo
  • You are/voi siete
  • They are/loro sono

Conjugating will become less difficult when you become used to the pattern!


Why can't you say: "Loro sono l'uomini"?


Because, as I understand it, that would translate to be "They are THE men" where here we are translating "They are men".


Sorry but, if you want to say "They are the men" then sentence will be "Loro sono gli uomini" .. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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