"The monkey reads a book."
Translation:La scimmia legge un libro.
"Persino la legge delle scimmie vieta tali azioni contro gli umani." "I mean, even ape law forbids such action against humans." http://context.reverso.net/traduction/anglais-italien/ape
It must be the Librarian. Although he hates it when you call him "monkey". I just don't know how to say "ape" in Italian...
Wow, I didn't know "intelligente" holds the same meaning and context as in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English. :)
http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/anglais-italien/monkey http://it.thefreedictionary.com/scimmia http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/anglais-italien/monkey%20male http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/anglais-italien/monkey%20female Aaah, there it is. The male monkey is "Un maschio di scimmia" or "una scimmia di sesso maschile" and a female monkey is "una scimmia femmina" or "una scimmia di sesso femminile". http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portale:Mammiferi
Why do we use "legge" with the ending "e" when we talk about he, she, or it? Shouldn't it be like "mangia" with the ending "a"?
It's because of the ending of the verb. When conjugating mangiare or verbs ending in "-are" for the third person singular, you change it to mangia. When conjugating leggere or verbs ending in "-ere" for the third person singular, you change it to legge.
mono(spanish)/monkey(english): babbuino, micco, scimmia, scimmiotto, tuta etc...
why can't it be "uno libro"?
"a book" = "un libro"
"uno" is used without a noun for counting. "One hundred and one" = "Cento uno" To use it with a noun, I think you would need to say "one of the..." or in a phrase where other nouns are counted "one book, two cats, three dogs"
if 'la scimmia' is the monkey, what is the ape?? How do you distinguish between the two in Italian?
If that is the case, how would they expect you to know whether it was a boy or girl monkey?
You cannot know. The word for monkey in Italian is feminine, not the monkey itself. Scroll up for the way to say female or male monkey in Italian. It's in my answer to phoebepeeples.