Hi I'm a italian girl and I want to see the comments in the italian curse for english speakers. I didn't think the italian was too difficult but now I don't think it because you have a problem with traslate "l'uomo" in "the man. P.S. "L' " ="Lo" and "Lo"="the" but uomo start with "u" and this is a vocal, so "lo" become "l' " for the pronunciation. Because say " lo uomo" is ugly. (Excuse me if there are a mistakes)
Cool! I have never been outside America before and i love other languages an especially Italian! (Also 'curse' and 'course' mean very different things. We'll help each other out) ;)
Wow, there is so many kids in comments, Italian moderators should clean up a little bit
"L'" is an abreviation for "lo" it gets shortend when placed before a word beggining with a vowel
The 'sign means that a vowel went away and the article and the following noun are pronounced all together...so you basically pronounce luomo instead of lo uomo, which would be awkward.
Just as it's spelled I believe. Like you're saying 'la', but without the 'a'.
Great question! L'uomo is the singular for man. However 'the men' is plural, which you'll learn later is 'gli uomini.'
I want to know too because I don't hear the u. Damn I can't trust my ears, why no1 is answering instead of downvoting
I was hoping to get this question correct but it was much more complex than I thought. I typed man but it was the man... LOL
I think another approved translation would be "Jack Reacher". He's the man
Yes, RyckRichards posted a good comment beneath this one. However I'll try to answer your question as well.
L'uomo is a conjugation. The "l'" is actually a shortened version of the word "lo," which is the masculine form of "the". When "lo" is used before a word starting with a vowel, (say, uomo, for example) It turns into "l'uomo" rather than "lo uomo."
I try to follow the same thinking that you would in English when turning "a" into "an" before a word that starts with a vowel.
The singular determinate articles (the) are:<pre>
Lo - masculine, used before Z, S+consonant, GN, and some rarer consonant clusters. Il - masculine, used before consonants except the above. La - feminine, used before all consonants. L' - an elision of the above used before vowels.</pre>
==> L' = the (before vowel)
I always have a hard time with this one, GiLe9, you are very helpful. my whole family is Italian, my grandma was born in Italy, but we all currently live in America. I have been to Italy twice but never bothered to learn the language.
why am i even here? in my school, we are forced to learn italian and french
I must admit that my query is not about this specific sentence; it is a general point about the course, and as I have no other means of contacting the administrators I thought I would post it here, at the earliest possible place in the course. It is this: –
It seems to me that the 'fading' of units one has already completed, so that they require strengthening, is set to happen very much faster in this course than in the two others I have taken. I work six days a week on Duolingo, taking Saturday off. Naturally, therefore, I expect to have to do some strengthening on Sunday, but in the past I have never had more than seventeen units to repair even when I have almost reached the end of the 'tree'. Today, however (my first week-end since beginning Italian), I found that of the thirteen units I had completed all except one had fallen back; I strengthened them all, working non-stop for two hours, and then found that two of them had already dropped to four bars yet again!
Obviously the parameters cannot be changed just because one over-conscientious student, who cannot bear to leave loose ends behind him and therefore will not start a new unit if any previous one is not at full strength, makes a fuss. However, I should be grateful if somebody who is more advanced in the Italian course can tell me if this kind of thing is likely to continue. If I get through (say) ninety units, will I find that eighty or more of them have to be strengthened every time I log in? If so I need to be forewarned, so that I can abandon the course while I still have some sanity left!
The translation only says man but when I type it in, it says it's incorrect and I have to put the man. Anybody know why?
porque si yo puse mi duolingo en español me sale las palabras en italiano
Hi i im 11 im an american and im learnig spanish and italian and a tiny bit of inglesh somtimes i have a hard time spelling but most of the time im fine
I used to learn Italian off a very old language dvd, but now that I got this I'm learning much easier!! I'm very glad to have gotten back into learning language, it's very interesting tbh
Is there anyobody german too, because italian is not avialable in german?
Hi I am from brazil , I speak english and I have 12 old my English is not very good i want study italian