"Io lavoro."

Translation:I work.

December 1, 2014



Comes from Latin : labor ---> --> --> English word labour (working)

February 26, 2015


Cheers! ;)

October 15, 2015


I thought the Latin for work was laboro,laborare.

January 17, 2016


In Italien and Spanish the letters "b" and "v" are spoken equally in a lot of words. Slangs and regionally limit the interchangeability of the pronounciation.

In Latin the letters 'v' and "w" were pronounced as "n" and "nn" back to African language roots. Possibly the letter "v" did not exist in words, where the letter "b" is spoken,too. If, then lavare and lavore (ablativi) never existed - but "labore" only.

The most famous words "bibere" and "vivere", as to say "drink" and "live" can hardly be differed on historic papers, because the meaning if both words is interchangeable.

"Lavare" and "labore" mean the same, too.

August 26, 2017


Laboro, laborare is the verb; labor, laboris is the noun

May 9, 2016


Not to be confused with the French 'laver' (to clean)

March 15, 2015


Indeed! I first thought of the French word "laver", that's why I'm in the comment section - in the hope that someone might give the etymology. :D

March 7, 2016


"Laver" also comes from latin, but was at that point more distinct. It was "Lavo, lavare" but pronounced as though those v's were English w's.
"Lavoro" comes from "laboro, laborare" and the b turned into the fricative v. In short, they come from two different latin words:

lavo -> (French) laver, laboro -> (Italian) lavorare

May 9, 2016


But in French, we also have "labeur" (work) and "laborieux" (working) but they are not very common

April 29, 2016


Io lavoro when I'm not using Duolingo.

January 15, 2015


which is what percent of the time?

March 28, 2017


work work

January 14, 2017


I'm hearing "Io ho un lavoro"

March 2, 2017


In portuguese there is the word "lavoura" witch means "work in thw field"

April 13, 2016


Wow.! I typed in "I work" and it was declared the wrong answer. I call that being darned awkward, seeing as it is the correct answer.

June 11, 2017


Will not accept ' lo lavoro ' , I work.

March 7, 2018


Io.................. Of the 3 answers given in the multiple choice. None is correct.

June 11, 2018


I'm confused. I thought the ro ending made it "will work" ?

December 2, 2018


somebody can tell me how is the real thing about the pronouns??? Here in duolingo they teach us that Loro means they, and he/she is Lui/lei, but i have discovered that lui and lei are his and her, and Loro means Them. The correct ones are egli/essa, and They is Essi. And also i donĀ“t know why egli, if you can use Esso....as masculine.

In the outside lessons they indicates you are gonna study some verbs...and inside you study some others. This way is hard to believe what Duolingo teaches, it can be wrong.

March 23, 2016


Possessive adjetive



il mio/ i miei

il tuo/ i tuoi

il suo/ i suoi

Il nostro/ i nostri

il vostro / i vostri

Il loro / i loro


singular / plural

la mia

le mie

la tua

le tue

la sua

le sue

la nostra

le nostre

la vostra

le vostre

la loro

le loro

April 13, 2016


il - pronoun male singular i - pronoun male plural La - female singular Le - pronoun female plural

L' - pronoun male or female that uses in words that starts with vowel

Lo - pronoun male singular for words that starts with SC, SP, ST, PS, Z or Y.

Gli - pronoun male plural of L' e Lo.

April 13, 2016


A million times thank you for that! Duolingo doesn't explain the difference between il and lo and it was driving me crazy

April 30, 2017


Egli, esse, esso = (male) Ella essa = female Esse / essi = plurare

Egli and lui are used with reference to people (lui, specially in spoken language, can also refer to animals and things); esso is used for animals and things:

Ho parlato con il direttore e egli [but commonlylui] mi ha assicurato il suo interessamento.

I spoke with the director and he assured me of his interest.

April 13, 2016


Not my stile

December 1, 2014


talon stop posting stuff.

December 1, 2014
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