Omg! Caffe latte is simply coffee with milk. I have never realize it ;) It' s amazing how simple is italian in real life.
Yup! But if you ever go to Italy, be sure to say "caffe latte"! If you just ask for a latte, they'll pour you some milk!
I will remember it to use it in fit time ;). But btw the milk itself isn't bad at all ;)
Just came to the same realization myself. That's the beauty of learning languages. :)
Same here. My mom already knew about it a long time ago and yet I was ignorant of it the whole time! Haha!
I used to drink it every day when I was a child (yes, a child). Café con leche!
And, if you go to Starbucks or any other coffee place, remember that, after about a minutes or two, a latte costing twice as much tastes the same as an ordinary coffee you've put milk or cream into.
Corollary: the latte is too hot to drink in the first two minutes.
The program seems inconsistent in the use of the article before the noun. Here it marks you wrong if you didn't use 'il' before 'latte'. And in other examples given in the lessons, like 'Lei beve latte' or 'Gli uomini bevono birra' there is also an inconsistency with no rule given to indicate if or when to use or not to use the article.
I have noticed this too! I have been trying to infer some sort of rule based on context, but there's no consistency. I mean, in French, you have to consistently use "le partitif" to refer to indefinite quantities...so what gives?
I answered with 'il', but it said that without also was correct. I'm rather confused because usually I get wrong if I don't use the article in my translations.
Given other instances where the absent-il is OK, this seems like an error - but in this exercise, you can't report it as an error. Which it is, without more context.
On high speed it doesn't sound as if it says "il" before latte. That's frustrating.
I think the only reason it's needed in this case is because the voice says it. It's grammatically correct either way.
But the voice only says it in the slower version. In the regular speed, the "il" is impossible to discern. This is often the case in the regular speed - the articles are completely swallowed.
I complain a lot with the man, he speaks way too fast for beginners. At least the woman enunciates the words better.
This blog offers a little insight, but I'm having trouble with this concept too. Maybe practice will reveal the nuances? http://blogs.transparent.com/italian/using-the-definite-article/
I have a question: are definite articles mandatory before uncountable nouns? For example, "io bevo caffè" vs. "io bevo il caffè". I'm Brazilian, and in Portuguese we can use both, but the first sentence indicates a general/nonspecific idea ("eu bebo café", similarly to English); the latter indicates something very specific ("eu bebo o café", the coffee in that cup, or from that package). I often come across the idea that both sentences are completely ok in Italian, regardless of its specificity. Is it true?
I accidentally put two "t"'s. It marked it wrong, but sometimes, it marks it right and says I made a typo. Why?
Is this saying to more than one person? Because i know tht "tu bevi latte" is you drink milk.. Probably saying to more than one person... You tell me.
Hmmm. Cannot hear the "il" at all in the normal speed. I have to slow it down to hear it.
Y is voi bevette latte wrong and must be il latte the translation is milk not the milk
Why does duo not translate this as you all drink milk as with voi bevete l'acqua?
I wrote 'You drnk the milk.' Why. Why did it not understand 'drnk' was a typo.
You all and you plural is the same thing. Tu = you singular and voi = you plural
The audio sounds like "Voi bevete latte", i just can't hear the "il"!!! Come on, Duo!!
If you all like latte ( meaning milk ) then do you like chocolate lattes?
from your friend, Sam
P.S. I need lingots because I have 000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm getting a bit fed up with always having to check the slow version in order to hear the article
I'm sure this is has been addressed, too many comments to find. What's with the "il" before "latte', "Voi bevete il latte", shouldn't that read, "You drink THE milk?" I'm so confused. Sometimes it yells at you if you put "the" and sometimes it yells at you for not putting in the sentence. Sheesh \m/