"In July we eat fruit."
Translation:A luglio mangiamo frutta.
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No this is not correct. "In" and "a" before months are interchangeable although "in" sounds a bit more formal and is used more in the North. Use "ad" with vowels (so "ad agosto" and "ad ottobre"). "Di" is used in phrases like "nel mese di settembre," in the month of September etc). Here is an article on this topic: https://www.thoughtco.com/italian-vocabulary-italian-calendar-months-4087628
What's the rule for NOT adding an article?? Usually we're told in Italilan to use the il, la, lo... before nouns. Even when a personal pronoun gets stuck in the middle, we still have to use an article. ex: "la mia mama"...OK, so I learned that. Now, I see some sentences... like above "frutta" with No article in front of it, and that's OK. It's not said as: la frutta.... I'd like to know When to use and When Not to use.
http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare109a.htm Sometimes it's just 'they just aren't'. You might as well ask, why are all nouns capitalised in German?
I wasn't aware of that... is it because they just are? :P
Thanks for the link Ariaflame. That sort of website, like the "Oneworld" one I've seen posted a couple of times, are definitely the sort of sites I need to bookmark. :)
Totally digging the 372 day streak too, great stuff!
I think 'a' and 'in' are synonyms depending on context. Both seem to work well here. 'ad' is just 'a' before a word beginning with a vowel I think. 'a' can be 'at, to, in' but 'in' is just in. http://italian.about.com/od/grammar/a/italian-prepositions.htm
"frutta" is the general word for "fruits". In some cases you can use "frutti" as well: "the tree and its fruits" > "l'albero e i suoi frutti". "frutto" is singolar, "frutti" is plural, "frutta" is plural and "generic". "pesci" (fishes) is the plural of "pesce"(fish). And "pesche"(peaches) is the plural of "pesca". But "pesca" depends on context: it can be the "peach" if it's used as a noun, or it can be "fishing" if it's used as a verb. I am very sorry
luglio is the name of the month, not iuglio.
Months aren't capitalised, so it's a lowercase l, not an uppercase i.