"Lei è una donna e io sono una ragazza."

Translation:She is a woman and I am a girl.

June 10, 2014



why not "ed io" in this instance?

June 10, 2014


In modern Italian there is the tendency to use "ed", "ad" and "od" only if the following word begins with the same vowel.

  • ad andare

  • ed elegante

  • od optical

June 10, 2014


I'm still confused because I've seen "ed io" as a correct construction here before.

May 18, 2016


You're right, that women Sandrabuck is so wrong, i have been living in Italy and i have read italian books, newspaper, etc and the correct form it is: ED IO

September 26, 2016


Doesn't mean that she is wrong. You can both be right.

August 10, 2019


thank you so much for making that clear. It would have taken forever to figure it out.

July 14, 2014


You are learning so many languages! Well done! :)

September 22, 2014


Sorry but in this case, it must be added the letter d, my italian professor taught me that.

September 26, 2016


Really, stop!!! you're misinforming people, seriously stop. Even in Living Language know it better: http://www.livinglanguage.com/community/discussion/146/ed/p1

September 26, 2016


a --> ad (in front of words beginning with a) = "to" ? o --> od (in front of words beginning with o) = "or"?

September 25, 2014


yes, you are right.

The preposition "a" in front of a word beginning with the vowel "a" becomes "ad" (= at,to...)

the conjunction "o" in front of words beginning with "o" becomes "od" (= or)

September 25, 2014


i suggest you study more italian young lady, you're WRONG.

Because, is well known that is more common to add the d after the letters a, i, etc., is not wrong to do the same with e. The title of a novel https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loro_ed_io
A forum, they are discussing about something else, but watch how all the italians are writing "tu ed io":http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/io-e-te-vs-tu-ed-io.1074324/

September 26, 2016


I have learned from my italien teacher that ed is used before vocals

July 3, 2018


"ed" should have been used instead of "e"?

June 7, 2018


"ed io" is the correct way, there's even another question here where you will be told so #confusing

September 4, 2018


why not ed?

July 27, 2014


"ed io" is correct I think.

October 25, 2018


Ed io is definitely correct. Duo is wrong

May 24, 2019


why is it sono? Isn't sono for plural like saying are?

April 6, 2017


Sono is used in two situations. It can be used to say am after io or to say are after loro.

November 25, 2017


Thanks, great explanation. I wish Duo would provide even rudimentary grammar lessons, and/or explanations like these.

October 23, 2018


Era un ragazzo, era una ragazza. Potrebbe essere più ovvio?

June 2, 2018


Why is "ed io" wrong? There seems to be some disagreement among contributors to this discussion. What's the rule, anyone?

July 25, 2019


From this discussion I cannot determine whether it is correct to say “ed io” or “e io” or whether it’s optional. Perhaps a native speaker can clue us in on this matter. Help!

July 28, 2019
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