"We eat the mushrooms."
Translation:Noi mangiamo i funghi.
What is i ? Based on context I'm assuming it's plural of il, however if that is the case then what is the difference between i and gli?
i is the plural of il, and gli is the plural of lo. So you would use gli for plural masculine words that start with a vowel, z or s+consonant.
lo comes before an "impure s," which means either "z" or "s" as part of a consonant cluster: lo squalo, lo zucchero.
il comes before any other consonant, including a "pure s": il ragazzo, il suono. And
l' comes before a vowel, whether the word is masculine or feminine.
"We eat the mushrooms". Well, you might, but I'd rather not.
Tu mangia i funghi, io non mangio i funghi. You eat the mushrooms, I don't eat the mushrooms. Sorry, but they are not very tasty to me.
"Mangiare" is the verb "to eat". "Cenare" is the verb "to eat dinner". So I would imagine that "cenare" isn't transitive the way "mangiare" can be.
That and it would have to be "ceniamo", because "cena" is the he/she conjugation.
mangiamo i funghi is correct, while noi mangiamo i funghi isn't? is that right?
Regular verbs conjugate predictably, based on how the infinitive ends. "Mangiare" is a regular -are verb, so you just follow the chart:
(There are two conjugation patterns for regular -ire verbs, but I don't know how to tell which is which.)
If the stem already ends in
i, don't add an extra
"Porcini" is a specific variety of mushroom. It's like translating "shape" as "triangle".