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.
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
"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
But in French, we also have "labeur" (work) and "laborieux" (working) but they are not very common
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.
Io.................. Of the 3 answers given in the multiple choice. None is correct.
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 don´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.
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
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.
A million times thank you for that! Duolingo doesn't explain the difference between il and lo and it was driving me crazy
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.