https://www.duolingo.com/Gal.Gutterman

"They have a knife in their boots."

April 18, 2013

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/coriolano77

Negli stivali is correct. Gli is used before words starting with s followed by a consonant . And it is nelle uova

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/peterb12

Yes. In addition to words beginning with the s impura, lo / gli are used before words beginning in ps (psicologico), z (zaino), gn, pn, x, or y.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gal.Gutterman

Thanks. One more question: Why not nella uova? it is a single form..

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/coriolano77

One single egg is masculine: l'uovo, nell'uovo. Two or more eggs are feminine: le uova, nelle uova.

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gal.Gutterman

Many thanks!

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Molte grazie! I completely did not know that.

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gal.Gutterman

how come it's not "nei stivali"? I thought that the "gli" is supposed to come before words that start with a vuol and there for i'm supposed to say for example "negli uova"..

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Huh. It seems to accept "nei" for me, but it's weird that it shows "negli" as correct. Hmm.

BTW, my answer was "Loro hanno un coltello nei loro stivali." Which was probably too wordy, but it was accepted.

April 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/taretashusha

the "gli" comes before words that start with a vowel and words start with S + consonant (lo squalo = gli squali, lo stivalo = gli stivali, etc.) Also the "gli" comes before the word starts with Z (lo zoo, lo zucchero)

May 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Ah, yes. I learned that right after I posted the above comment. :P

Oh yeah, and I might add that you also use "lo" or "gli" before words starting with "x", "y", "gn", "ps", and "pn".

May 9, 2013
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