Gli is not a sound we pronounce in the English language Like in Spanish how they roll their R's Gnocchi is not pronounced knock-i If you can learn how to pronounce it correctly pronouncing gli becomes easier Try moving your tongue to the top of your gums like you would with the T but further back Look it up and practice you'll get it
In this case GLI as pronounce as LLI. You can hear it here: http://bg.forvo.com/languages-pronunciations/it/alphabetically/G/page-94/
I still don't get it. How do you know when to use "acqua" or "l'acqua" instead? I thought all nouns in Italian had to have an article before the noun (i.e. "the", "a/an"). I also got a similar question - "the girls drink water" - but the answer was "le ragazze bevono l'acqua" rather than "le ragazze bevono acqua"
please help if you can, I am still confused. Is this maybe some mistake by Doulingo? Grazie!
I strongly believe it is related more how duolingo wants to train you than how much it is used in Italian. Usually, in Italian you don't use that sentence unless you want to have a particular effect. But even then I cannot recognize a scenario where it might be used. So, the article is very often used.
First, why does Uomo turn to uomini? I don’t understand that at all. Second I thought uomo meant man? That’s masculine, so “Gli” can’t replace L’ (Cause that’s feminine) , and if it replaces Lo, I thought Lo was for words that start with Z&S sounding consonants? Uomo doesn’t start with that sound.