I'm a vegetarian and I find this offensive. :D
I'm a vegetarian too.
I thought to learn in a previous discussion that use of 'la' is not optional and in this case should mean 'the (this particular piece of) meat?
I agree, but if you type "I eat the meat" it's correct too
Carne vs Manzo anyone?
Carne is meat in general. Manzo is specifically beef.
Manzo is a bullock. Carne can be of any animal (including humans)
If carne ends in an e why do we say "la" ?
Because "e" ending words can be either M. or F. so in this case carne is F. so we use la for "the F.". For "e" ending nouns you just have to memorize the gender.
Since when do you need the io with mangio? Gil