"Loro scrivono il libro."
Translation:They write the book.
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Could it also be translated to "They are writing the book" instead of "they write the book"?
Yep. As Michele Thomas is fond of saying, "There is no am-ing, no is-ing, no are-ing in the Italian language." Whenever in English you use "to be" plus a gerund in the present tense (e.g. "I'm going to the store"), you drop the "to be" verb entirely and instead conjugate the gerund ("I go to the store").
That would be "hanno scritto".
Un libro is a book, just any old book. Il libro is the book, definitely the one you want to read.
For regular verbs, this chart is useful:
Hi. There is a comment right next to yours with a conjugation chart. If you have more difficulties, please ask specific questions, but I encourage you to read all of the comments on the page first in case it was already addressed.
No, the verb "wrote" is being used in the preterite (past) tense. Scrivono is a present tense verb meaning they are in the act of completing the action. Therefore, the translation is "They write the book" meaning they are doing it presently and not "They wrote the book" meaning it already happened.
Since the other sentence like this was translated "He wrote in the book" Why can't this also be translated with "in"?
il libro vs nel libro
Edit for a better answer: Because when you write in a book, you take a book that already exists and add your own notes, underlines, highlights, etc. But when you write a book, you are creating it, being the author.
Could you just write scrivono il libro because if the implicit subjekt?
Not everyone gets this presented to them the same way. I assume you're referring to the fill-in-the-blank style of question? Verbs have to conjugate to the subject. Articles, adjectives, and possessives have to agree with the noun they go with.
If you had
____ scrivono il libro then the subject needs to be 3rd person plural. Either the pronoun
loro or some plural reference like
gli uomini or
If you had
Loro ____ il libro then the verb must conjugate to the subject
loro. Options that make sense here include
If you had
Loro scrivono ____ libro then you need a singular masculine article, either
il for the definite article or
un for the indefinite article.
If you had
Loro scrivono il ____ then you need a singular masculine noun. Options that make sense here include
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guys theres thisreally cute girl a door behind me who seems to be my age and i live in italy but am american so im learning to try to make friends with her
Why do i still get this in the "present" lesson with "scrivono" markes as a new word?
What is the point of conjugating the verb if you have the pronoun in the sentence already?