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'Nel' and 'Nello'

Why is it sometimes 'nel' and sometimes 'nello' example: La zuppa e nel piatto and L'ape e nello zucchero??

P.S. Please excuse my Italian (No accents)

September 29, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

"Nello" is used for those nouns that have "lo" as the definite article because they are masculine and start with "z" and others*), like "lo zucchero" --> "nello zucchero".

"Nel" is used for those masculine nouns that have "il" as the definite article: "il piatto" --> "nel piatto".

*) Explained in this thread: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27394182/Why-lo-zucchero-not-il-zucchero

September 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebecca941219

Thanks!

October 3, 2018

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