if you remember, there was a famous italian character back in the 80's, called "Topo Gigio" and it was a cute mouse, dressed up in clothes :) Topo Gigio, mouse Gigio
Mmm i thought topo gigio was argentinian, my whole life is an entire lie
Native here. Just wanted to add that we also use the word "topo" for "booger". The right word is "caccola" btw. This is relevant.
Why is "È" also explained with "(you) are" but it is not right to answer "you are a mouse"?
The verb è you are talking about its a formal way to say "You are" and it's used when you are talking to a upperclass/older person in a polite way not for animals!
I believe that a human being can't be an animal, "it is"="il è" and "you are"="tu sei"
- It is = (esso) è
- You are (informal) = tu sei
- You are (formal) = Lei è
So, in a very unlikely scenario, this sentence could be used to tell somebody in a respectful way that he/she is a mouse.
Also, notice that "il" is a definite article and not a pronoun, so "il é" is wrong as like as "the is".
Topolino means little mouse. It's a famous old model Italian car, and also the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.
I actually didn't know I guessed that. I haven't been doing Italian, because I was doing Spanish, and I think that Italian is harder than Spanish.
So is topo a mouse or a rat? They are two different creatures. The last question said it was a rat but this description says it's a mouse. Which is it?
The rat (scietific latin name Rattus) is a rodent of the Muridi family , it's long 6" -12" inch. Usually the mouse is the domestic rat, more little than it.
How do you type accents pn a Android phone? Duolingo keeps telling me I'm off but I just don' t know how to type them yet.
I wrote it's instead of it is, could you please add it to correct answers? Thank you
Try not to confuse è and é. È means it is, but é means Is it. Pay attention to symbols above letters.
"è" is the verb alone, so it means "is". He/she/it are all possible alternatives for the implied pronoun.
You could spell "è" in capitals as " E' ", isn't it? If so, why do they take this spelling as incorrect?
I'm not Italian, but that doesn't sound right at all. "È" has an accent mark and the accent mark is an important part of the spelling. I doubt that an apostrophe after the letter could be considered the same thing.
Because for some reason it comes from the Latin for a mole, talpa, rather than the Latin for a mouse, mūs.