Not 'capisce', which is pronounced cah-pee-she, but 'capisc', which is pronounced cah-peesh. Dialect from Naples frequently drops the last syllable. Similarly 'ricotta' becomes 'ricot'. Note the accent is where it would be if the last syllable were still there: cah-PEESH(-e), ree-COHT(-tah).
Someone needs to watch more episodes of The Sopranos! ;-)
I disagree. you can use both forms to directly speak to a person. the way you address them is different though. 2nd person singular is with "tu" and third form is with "il signore / la signora..." although you can spare the noun. so capisce isreferring to il signore / la signora and capisci to tu.
Yes, it is based on context. Almost always in Italian, the definite article (the) is placed before a noun (there are a few exceptions). For example if you said "I want to go to university" in Italian, it's literal translation into English would be "I want to go to THE university". This can be annoying in Italian since it means he might understand women as a species or there might be a group of French women that have ended up in China and nobody else can speak French but he can so he understands them. Who knows?
I got it correct but don't get why it doesn't translate the women
I know it can be also "He understands the women" but its confusing as there is a big context difference between saying..
"Yes he understands what these women are saying" and..
"Oh he understands women alright" wink
Which context is correct? Or does Italian not differentiate between the two? Thanks.
when they use the article for 'le donne' you would translate as 'he understands the women' which in english is talking about a specific group of women, where as saying 'he understands women' means women in general...
Is there a difference in italian in saying 'lui capisce donne' vs ' lui capisce le donne'?????
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