"The architect of the restaurant talks to the cook."
Translation:L'architetto del ristorante parla col cuoco.
I thought "three-letter prepositions" (i.e. con, tra, fra, etc.) didn't combine with definite articles
I agree that both should be allowed. You should have reported it, they're quite good at accepting additional translations.
Another 15minute pulling out my hair and banging my head against the wall session. By the time I learn Italian I'll be bald and have a permant dent in my head! Anyone know the italian word for "exasperated?"
It's not "wrong".. native italians would still understand you. Parlare con would be safer to use, imo
statement says talks to the cook So, al cuoco is wrong and col , with the, cook is correct. Double bull
Is it also correct to say "........parla con il cuoco"? I found the following article useful, but this still didn't clarify whether you always use "col" for "con + il" or whether it's interchangeable with "con il". Here they say "Using “con” with the preposition isn’t as widely used. The one form you’re most likely to hear it in is “col.”". http://italian.about.com/od/grammar/a/italian-preposition-con.htm Can somebody please clarify?
Not a native speaker of Italian but I as I understand it, 'con il' and 'col' are both correct
Talking to the cook and talking with the cook are two completely different actions. One implies passive the other active participation. A bad translation.
Parlare means "to talk", dire means "to say." This would translate to "The architect says to the cook" so you'd be missing a part of the sentence (i.e., he says what?)
What's the difference between dello and del? Still trying to get my head around all the different tenses.
Youd use dello if the noun after it would have an article lo. like Zucchero, spagnolo, sviluppo, etc. Del is any other case where youd use il.
"The architect of the restaurant talks to the biscuit"
I love that that's an option. xD
When I answered the same phrase on the type what you here question it had col as the answer and I put con and it was wrong! What gives?