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Nel, nello, nella?

I'm not really aware why you use each word, nel, nello and nella in each situation. I'm assuming you use nello when the article is lo - like lo zucchero would be nello zucchero. Is this right? When do you use the others?

July 14, 2013

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in + il = nel

in + lo = nello

in + l' = nell'

in + la = nella

in + gli = negli

in + i = nei

in + le = nelle

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Correct, Nello for a "LO situation", nel for an "il situation", nella for a "la situation"

  • Thanks to CreyB for catching my typo
July 14, 2013

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also "nei" for an "i situation", "negli" for a "gli situation, "nelle' for a "le situation" :D

So for example: "nella cucina" = "in the kitchen" ; "nei libri" = "in the books"

July 14, 2013

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I think that should be nel for "il situation"

July 14, 2013

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thank you so much! very helpful

July 14, 2013

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You're very welcome.

July 14, 2013

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I found it really helpful , thank you all!

December 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MyNameIsPa10

in the is nello and in is nel

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aussiejudy

Why is 'in cucina' correct then?

October 7, 2018

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I think, "in kitchen" is as general: mangiamo in cucina (=always, not having in mind particular kitchen, etc.). But mangiamo nella cucina (having in mind exact place or that we eat in kitchen, not in dining room etc.).

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fabien670694

In my opinion 'in cucina' or 'nella cucina' have the same meaning.

November 7, 2018
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