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"Gli uomini bevono acqua."

Translation:The men drink water.

April 22, 2013

138 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devil_23

I want to be sure my ears aren't deceiving me. Is "gli" pronounced "Lee". I don't hear the sound of the g, but I'm not 100% on this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pedro_Aredes

"Gli" is pronounce as "lli"(spanish) or "lhi"(portuguese); as the other guy said, this sound doesn't exist in english.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valeria907605

"Gli" isn't pronounced "lli" in spanish, it's pronounced "gli". It's not even a word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimbojones733563

its a word in Italian


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/noelledford

No, the woman is just not very good at saying the words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pedro_Aredes

Nope, it's ok for me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimothyDel2

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kenya_rucker

gli makes the yee sound - my italian teacher told me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrantCS

Think of it as "lyi"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karol_Gherard

That's incorrect, the pronunciation doesn't exist in English. You gotta say "gli" as "lli" in Spanish or "lh" in Portuguese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErvinWilneder

In Argentine we pronounce "lli" as "shi"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julija19933

Its a softer sound closer to yee than lee. Kinda like the difference between n and ñ in spanish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlicerioBr

More like lyee with subtle y.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thurayayehia

I think (g) is silent


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mingpei_101

i didn't hear the g either and uomini sounded like vomini'


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    I think it is pronounced "lee"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IKnowIAmAw

    No, in Italy, they do not say some words.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nuurah

    G is silent in this case.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cheyenne1998

    It is pronounced "Lee"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiraX87

    No, it's just verry soft "g".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robertaartioli

    There's no G sound


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mukkapazza

    That's for (1) man. You're right that l' is used in front of vowels, but not for plural nouns.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Romanum

    Yes, why not l'aqua?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franco_Incitti

    It is correct both ways. If it is directly translated however, "l'acqua" means "the water" and "acqua" means water.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/plnQD5ol

    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!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kasiagaworecka

    Me too - it tells me I'm wrong if I leave it out, then later leaves it out themselves. DL needs to be more consistent.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L3thal1ty

    thank you... was wondering this.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuergenZirak

    Is it a matter of emphasis or some connotation that would have me choose the variant with article over the one without (or vice versa)? Or are both fully equivalent?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

    I'm not sure, but doesn't l'acqua mean the water?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamclf

    vivisaurus is right :D ee... l'acqua mean the water so chosen or marked object ; but acqua mean just water ( it's general object) ı hope you (all) ! understand :D you all = voi ; you = tu when talking about one person


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/haedehr

    "Les hommes boivent de l'eau" in French.. Im starting to like Italian


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ambitious66

    My thoughts exactly.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yaashaar

    Don't believe them! When men are together, chances are, they are drinking beer.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soccer812

    Is it l'acqua or acqua for water?????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WEBHaunting

    "L'acqua" is saying "THE water", and "acqua" is just "water." Gli uomini bevono acqua - "The men drink water" Gli uomini bevono l'acqua - "The men drink THE water" Hope this helps! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soccer812

    yes it does thankyou very much. (That was not meant to be smart)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fernandoarg

    In Italian the definite article can't be ignored.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rosedith

    Agreed. I don't understand why it's OK to drop the article on some words but mostly it is required when it wouldn't be needed in English. Like "pesce" sometimes doesn't get an article. Seems to be only for eating and drinking things.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CodeVisio

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LindyKMH

    Can someone clarify 'gli' uomini = the men, l'uomo = the man? Thanks


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RenaSilena

    I wrote l'acqua why is it wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leliroza

    I heard the sentence before reading and I froze! If I was in Italy, I would ask them to slow down and repeat five times, before I could understand. Lol...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pikachu227

    Why is it the men drink water instead of the men drink THE water?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RafaelMace639451

    I wrote "a man drink water" and it spoke that I have erred


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shamarth

    Gli uomini is plural, while a man is singular, that's why it didn't accept your answer.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VivianEkey

    I said l'acqua ... why mark it wrong? Seems a petty difference.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fudgie42

    I don't really understand the meaning of 'gli'


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fernandoarg

    ''GLI'' is the article for plural masculine nouns which start with s + consonant, z, y, x, gn, ps and a vowel. Examples: l'uomo - gli uomini / lo studente - gli studenti / lo zio - gli zii / l'ombrello - gli ombrelli


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/razrushost

    Gli is plural male.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshGommez

    Something is killing me........ how do you say "the men are drinking" or is it the same as "gli uomini bevono.......???????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ewwwitssteph

    I'm pretty sure verbs from other tenses don't come until way later.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sean30sean

    So gli is always secondary and the l' is singular?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hjz418

    Gli is the pluralized "the" whereas l', il, and la are singular. Which one you use depends on the subject


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisHarri598492

    Confused when to use beviamo bevete and bevono


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vangarde75

    I may be off track here, but it looks like "Gli" is a plural "The", but I thought "Le was the Plural "The" When do we use one instead of the other?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brandizzi

    I suspect "le" is the feminine plural article (le ragazze = the girls). "Gli" is the masculine plural.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriel130812

    For some reason in this lesson everyone are SO thirsty...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jez168382

    Water, water, always water. Isn't there anything else to drink in Italy? I know we are learning verbs here, but I wish Duolingo would throw in some alternative drink vocabulary.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomPetz

    bevono = they drink


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GinaCarrie

    The word "bevono" seems to merge with "acqua" into one word. Is this how I'm supposed to pronounce it?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rose.rosaa

    is (bevono) used for feminine and masculine plural both?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franco_Incitti

    "Bevono" is a conjugation of the verb "bere" meaning "to drink". Verbs do not follow gender and are conjugated based on the pronoun they are referring to.

    "Bere" = "to drink":

    io bevo

    tu bevi

    lui/lei beve

    noi beviamo

    voi bevete

    loro bevono


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrewtc17

    Why so many words for 1 thing XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nospimi99

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brawny15

    uomini is the plural form of uomo. Gli is the masculine definite article, not feminine.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adeleo22

    I put "The mens drink water" So if its Gli uomini in plural. why it doesn't accept it? i got it wrong. please some one tell me.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saisitalian

    My guess is because you can't say that in english, not because you have the wrong idea. You can't say "the mens." Men is already plural, you don't add an "s" to the end.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IqbalTaufiq17

    I translated it to "The men ((drinks)) water" and I got wrong. The correct answer is "The men drink water". Why? Did we use 's' at the end of the verb when the subject is 'The men' ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bunjaihooxd

    Cause men is plural so it requires plural verb


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nestmuka

    When i can use "Gli"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hjz418

    When the subject is plural


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam.Galar

    (The men drink the water.) should be accepted.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caleb947763

    Why wouldn't l'uomini bevono acqua work?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhoemelaAn

    I'm confused, there's a lot of 'the's. When do I use il? La? L? Le? Gli? I probably sound stupid but ;;


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/w3CXDhsJ

    I thought gli was those rather than the


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shailesh533028

    What's the difference between "acqua" and "l'acqua"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Efi.Stefanos

    Cant you leave the out of the options


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pringle41

    So it cant be "il uomini" it has to be gli


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IamJustintime

    Does the Gl make the γ sound as in Greek? (I can't relate this sound to Portuguese, spanish or any other romance language.)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stuartburt4

    Why is there a G at all?? Surely it should be just il for the?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/godslayer5

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thyago31

    Why is "bevono acqua" and not "bevono l´acqua"? Is the use of the definite article not mandatory?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ricky581848

    Is Gli just for "The Men" ... only when men is used?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/STUDENTCar795669

    yayayayayayaya i got it write w/ the word bank yayayaya


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brandizzi

    Why we say "gli uomini" but "i ragazzi". What is the difference between gli and i?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sian292108

    How is l'acqua incorrect from acqua?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaggieNasr

    Why "uomini" uses the article "Gli" ? I learned and it is written in doulingo tips that "I" is used before plural masculine nouns and "uomini" begins with a vowel, u, so why Gli uomini, not I uomini?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regina155183

    What are the rules to conjugate?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElMagnoPR0894

    In what context do I use "Le" instead of "Gli"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda916191

    Why is it not "l acqua"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeonardoMay5

    Chi beve, sa consolare..


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fungus.milk

    okay so like when do you use gli, le, lui, etc because all of thats confusing me i learn quickly i just need someone to explain please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berenice330748

    Dont understand the difference why it says: Gli uomini (the men) then I ragazzi (the boys)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rogelio482806

    The men drink water or the men drink the water should be the same ad gli uomini bevono acqua


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richaun02

    Is the "g" in "gli" silent? I feel like they're saying "li/lee"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RahulNeeru

    Updated Jan at noon


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmiyokobaew

    When I add "the" it show it is wrong what happened?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olivera998048

    My answer is not wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s.dawn

    Hi guys, i'm really confused and need help ha. Is for e.g siete, bevete the (te)..is that what makes the the sentence go from we drink water to we "all" drink water? or is that voi?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s.dawn

    Hi guys i'm really confused and need help ha, is the "te" " at the end of siete and bevete, is that what makes the sentence go from we drink water to..we "all" drink water, or would that be "voi".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ogundeko

    I couldn't hear the pronunciation that's I couldn't get it right


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacieHopki

    When I put in my answer I said the man drinks water my answer should have been accepted


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ssarmi01

    It said it a different way earlier, can someone tell me the difference?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/levantabuk

    "man" is not correct????????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4everbulletproof

    i cant figure out how to say it fast enough so i get it wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam.Galar

    (The men drink water.) should be accepted.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trinity45080

    gli is pronounced yee i am 11 and im trying to learn Italian because i am par italian


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Turiya6

    it is so hard to pronounce this


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianaSou236957

    The man drinks water.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shakrajimc

    I confused how can say this sentence


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynnsay12

    Why is it drink and not drinks? I know in engslish we always say drinks ive never heard somone say "the men drink water" it sounds weird to me . Now " the men drinks water" sounds better.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Telisa7

    I drink, he/she drinks, you drink, they drink. It's the same with most verbs, adding an s only with he /she do the action.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaykenBrei

    i think your a great man that is betterer than anyone else


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bakarymint

    Can someone help me


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sofia716046

    gli is not in english and it doesn't make sense.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pikachu227

    then why do you even type walck2

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