"In the afternoon"
Previous sentences use "nel pomeriggio" instead of "di pomerggio" to mean "in the afternoon."
di - is primarily used to mean "IN" with seasons and parts of the day
Examples = Time of the day 1) in the morning - di mattina, 2) in the evening - di sera 3) in the afternoon - di pomeriggio 4) in the night - di notte
Examples = Seasons 1) in winter - d'inverno, 2) in summer - d'estate 3) in autumn -d’autunno 4) in spring - la primavera
In used with an article such as il (nel), la,(nella) le,(nelle) i(nei), lo(nello) , gli (negli) are used when talking about where someone or something is
and then of course there is In, used without an artcile
I just answered a translation question by multiple choice: ..... nel autunno - correct ..... in autunno - not correct ..... al autunno - not correct. For this exercise it accepted - "Nel" & "Al" pomeriggio as as correct answers.
In this particular case it means: di + part of the day indicates sth that you do usually at this time, nel indicates just part of the day. Here it is the same like "il sabato" = every saturday, "di pomeriggio" = every (nearly every) afternoon
In italian common speech people say "Nel pomeriggio" instead of "Di pomeriggio"
Can anyone please explain if "nel pomeriggio" and "di pomeriggio" are interchangeable?
Few sentences before there was "Mangio cioccolato al pomeriggio" translated "... IN THE afternoon".
I guess we use di+a part of the day/months/seasons/days when it is in the beginning.. Am I right? Please someone help
Nel pomeriggio instead of nella pomeriggio? Yeah, I know, masculine instead of feminine...again, I ask the question: Without just plain KNOWING, how can you tell if an object is masculine or feminine when you don't have "il" or "la" to tell you????
Nouns ending in -o are usually masculine. I find this article very helpful: http://italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa051000a.htm
You simply have to learn each noun's gender, like in ALL Latin languages. Most languages do have genders.
In a past exercise, the correct answer was "in" for "in autumn..." Now "in" is marked as wrong. Why?
The answer is wrong by Duolingo: "Il pomeriggio". "Il" (italian) not combine with "in" (english).
What is the difference between "al", "di", and "nel"? And what are they mainly used for?
al pomeriggio: in the afternoon, not the morning (?)
di pomeriggio: every afternoon (?)
nel pomeriggio: in the afternoon of today (?)