"The woman has the glasses."
Translation:La donna ha i bicchieri.
- Lo (pl. gli) is used before masculine nouns beginning with s + consonant or z.
- Il (pl. i) is used before masculine nouns beginning with all other consonants.
- L’ (pl. gli) is used before masculine nouns beginning with a vowel.
- La (pl. le) is used before feminine nouns beginning with any consonant.
- L’ (pl. le) is used before feminine nouns beginning with a vowel.
Yes it is unacceptable for Duolingo to deny this answer so I am reporting it.
"I" is masculine and "le" is feminine. http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare110a.htm
Definite article Gender Number Article Usage Masculine Singular il/lo Lo before s + consonant, z, gn, ps, pn, x, y and consonant clusters (disregarding sonorants), l' before a vowel, otherwise il. Note lo iodio ("the iodine"), lo Ionio (the Ionian Sea) where the initial i represents a semiconsonant; on the other hand, it is usual to employ l' before semiconsonantic u (pronounced /w/) in mobile diphthongs: l'uomo "the man", l'uovo "the egg" . However, foreign words beginning with w and used in Italian, like West (referring to the American Old West) and whisky, are usually perceived as beginning with a v sound, and the il article is used: il West, il whisky, and Giacomo Puccini's opera is La fanciulla del West. Plural i/gli gli (pronounced /ʎi/) before a vowel or z, sc, gn and consonant clusters (disregarding sonorants) Feminine Singular la l' before a vowel: but la iarda ("the yard") for the same reason as before Plural le l' is used rarely before a vowel
how do you know when to use "gli" or "i". why isn't is "la donna ha gli bicchiere?"
Google is your friend: http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare110a.htm
Shouldn't the "I" be listed first instead of "la"? Set us up for success here!