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"The soap"

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May 25, 2013

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Why is it not "lo" sapone according to the rule; 'lo' before 's' & 'z'?

May 25, 2013

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Lo is used with masculine words beginning with s + consonant : lo specchio, lo struzzo, lo scoglio, etc.

May 25, 2013

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Grazie! But why is it "lo zucchero"? (s + vowel) Is it not the same logic?

May 25, 2013

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No, it's always "lo" before z (Italian words can't start with z + consonant anyway).

May 27, 2013
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