"Gli uomini bevono acqua."

Translation:The men drink water.

5 years ago

119 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TomBuck1
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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.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pedro_Aredes

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Valeria907605

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noelledford

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pedro_Aredes

Nope, it's ok for me

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1700wdw

I agree

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kenya_rucker

gli makes the yee sound - my italian teacher told me

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robertaartioli

Lê-se "lhi"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karol_Gherard
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That's incorrect, the pronunciation doesn't exist in English. You gotta say "gli" as "lli" in Spanish or "lh" in Portuguese.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErvinWilneder
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In Argentine we pronounce "lli" as "shi"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ahmed782036

Yeah, that's right

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrantCS
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Think of it as "lyi"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julija19933

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

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RedBelvetCake

I think it is pronounced "lee"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mingpei_101

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GlicerioBr

More like lyee with subtle y.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IKnowIAmAw

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

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nuurah

G is silent in this case.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiraX87

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robertaartioli

There's no G sound

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ivettemich3

Yes

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiraX87

In this case GLI as pronounce as LLI. You can hear it here: http://bg.forvo.com/languages-pronunciations/it/alphabetically/G/page-94/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheyenne1998

It is pronounced "Lee"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaireGrotevant

why is l' not used

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mukkapazza
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That's for (1) man. You're right that l' is used in front of vowels, but not for plural nouns.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/romanum

Yes, why not l'aqua?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Franco_Incitti

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/L3thal1ty

thank you... was wondering this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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I'm not sure, but doesn't l'acqua mean the water?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/haedehr

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ambitious66

My thoughts exactly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yaashaar

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelMace639451

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shamarth
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Gli uomini is plural, while a man is singular, that's why it didn't accept your answer.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fernandoarg
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In Italian the definite article can't be ignored.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindyKMH

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soccer812

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soccer812

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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' ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/judyann8

Cause men is plural so it requires plural verb

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hjz418

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshGommez

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ewwwitssteph
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I'm pretty sure verbs from other tenses don't come until way later.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sean30sean

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nestmuka

When i can use "Gli"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hjz418

When the subject is plural

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RenaSilena

I wrote l'acqua why is it wrong

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pikachu227

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisHarri598492

Confused when to use beviamo bevete and bevono

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brandizzi
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I suspect "le" is the feminine plural article (le ragazze = the girls). "Gli" is the masculine plural.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabriel130812

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

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomPetz

bevono = they drink

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GinaCarrie

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

4 years ago

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

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrewtc17
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Why so many words for 1 thing XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/strnea
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I believe so.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VivianEkey

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fudgie42

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

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sara_razrushost
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Gli is plural male.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brawny15
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uomini is the plural form of uomo. Gli is the masculine definite article, not feminine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam.Gal
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(The men drink the water.) should be accepted.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caleb947763

Why wouldn't l'uomini bevono acqua work?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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 ;;

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/w3CXDhsJ

I thought gli was those rather than the

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shailesh533028

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Efi336925
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Cant you leave the out of the options

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pringle41

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ivettemich3

Mama mia

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stuartburt4

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justindc97

I hear Lli

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/godslayer5

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thyago31

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

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ricky581848

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

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/STUDENTCar795669

yayayayayayaya i got it write w/ the word bank yayayaya

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AaqilKingO

Yi

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brandizzi
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Why we say "gli uomini" but "i ragazzi". What is the difference between gli and i?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sian292108

How is l'acqua incorrect from acqua?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Regina155183

What are the rules to conjugate?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElMagnoPR0894

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

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatieFryburger

I stink at this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MienekeJas

Help me to go on

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MacieHopki

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ssarmi01

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/levantabuk

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MienekeJas

Help!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SClark17

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ogundeko

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam.Gal
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(The men drink water.) should be accepted.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trinity45080

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Turiya6

it is so hard to pronounce this

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AdrianaSou236957

The man drinks water.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shakrajimc

I confused how can say this sentence

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia716046

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaykenBrei

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bakarymint

Can someone help me

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisHarri598492

Typo

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeWalc

No

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeWalc

No comment

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeWalc

Vvvv oooo pppo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeWalc

I have no comment

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pikachu227

then why do you even type walck2

2 years ago
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