"She eats the apple."
Translation:Lei mangia la mela.
Hello everyone!! "the apple" translates to "la mela" always? Is there any case that "la" changes?
''la'' can change to ''le'' if its plural. la mela would be le mele. ''a'' changes to ''e''
Think about it as Spanish, somewhat. Cause in Spanish, almost any word ending in an "a", the translation "the" is LA. Sooooo, try to think about it that way.
Since I haven't memorized the conjugations, I clicked on 'eat', and the hints were "mangia", followed by "(lei/lui) mangi". So I entered "Lei mangi la mela" and it was wrong?! I'm confused!
I am learning French at the same time as Italian and I keep getting words mixed up! Also, Italian harder for me I don't know why. I guess French just comes more naturally for me.
Well, you see, Italian comes more naturally to me then french. (I up-voted your comment.)
this happened to me, except instead of french its swedish! I'm always wanting to put "hon ar en flicka" instead of "E uno ragazza" lol
There are slightly different patterns for conjugating regular verbs in Italian depending on the verb category: verbs ending in "are" ("first conjugation" verbs), "ere" ("second conjugation" verbs) and "ire" ("third conjugation" verbs. For regular verbs ending -ARE, generally drop the "-are" to get the stem (mangiare -- stem is "mangi-") and add the following endings: 1st person singular: "o" (mangio) 2nd person sing: "i" (mangi) 3rd person sing: "a" (mangia) 1st person plural: "iamo" (mangiamo) 2nd person plural: "ate" (mangiate) 3rd person plural: "ano" (mangiano)
For regular verbs ending -ERE, generally drop the "-ere" to get the stem (bevere -- stem is "bev-")and add the following endings: 1st person singular: "o" (bevo) 2nd person sing: "i" (beve) 3rd person sing: "e" (beve) 1st person plural: "iamo" (beviamo) 2nd person plural: "ete" (bevete) 3rd person plural: "ono" (bevono)
For regular verbs ending -IRE, generally drop the "-ire"to get the stem (dormire -- stem is "dorm-" and add the following endings: 1st person singular: "o" (dormo) 2nd person sing: "i" (dormi) 3rd person sing: "e" (dorme) 1st person plural: "iamo" (dormiamo) 2nd person plural: "ete" (dormite) 3rd person plural: "ono" (dormono)
what you are seeing is the difference between the 3rd person singular endings for an "-are" verb vs. the 3rd person singular ending for an "-ere" verb.
you can find a table of endings here: http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blverbs01.htm Hope that helps.
Of course, thank you very much. It's a little bit complicated for me now, but I will practice and I think, I should use a dictionary to find the base verbs. :-)
Mela in Italian is a "feminine" noun, so it is always accompanied by the feminine form of the definite article. It changes only between singular and plural forms, as does the word for "apple": la mela -- the apple le mele -- the apples
Having dabbled in spanish, i am curious to how acceptable it really is to use "ella" as opposed to "lei" . Is it common in italy?
given as an archaic use---such as in a theatre period play. like saying, "how art thou" in ordinary English conversation probably
Never heard ella once in my life. Maybe in some old poem...? Im not so sure about it either.
It says to click ALL that mean she eats the spple and when i click on two that i think is right it says to chose one. I'm super confused can somebody please help me.
In one previous lesson someone wrote one hint , and since then I learned it and it's impossible I get wrong again. LUIS (man's name ) LUI = he LEILA (woman's name) LEI=she (Sorry my poor English)
hi, what is the difference between "lei" and "ella" I got confused with french and typed in ella (french elle), which got me a correct answer though the direct translation says "lei" Was this an error which was not counted as one or is both "ella" and "lei" correct in italian?
why is it "Lei mangia la mela" when "She is a girl" translates to "E una ragazza"? (also i don't have an italian keyboard so excuse my misspellings)
Usually it is clear in a given situation whether one is talking about a 'him' or a 'her' :)
That is used in 2nd person plural, when one is talking about 2 or more people. Like we would say: "You guys eat" :)
the correction said "mela" is feminine not masculine. MELA IS APPLE! please explain.