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Agree. If only Duolingo can add words/sentences recorded by real human! Surely native speakers learning other languages are willing to help? I for one would be glad to do so, if one day they decide to add Chinese learning to the agenda.
They should add Chinese, but the problem with that is people don't write in PinYin, they write with characters, so it would be hard to understand. I took Chinese for three years and loved it. I was kind of sad not to see it listed
You learn how to pronounce your characters with pinyin above or below them and pinyin is how you type it into your keyboard and it will pull up the character
I have an ipad, i can write Chinese , Japanese, or German etc. 我可以手寫或拼音漢語，繁體简体全部沒有問題
The only reason I know toro is because that Six Flags ride in New Jersey called El Toro. Though I know the way they say it is Spanish, not Italian.
Lol! I think so. Since everything here is red. He maybe has a 'red bull' drink.
I have the "the cakes" come up constantly in the plurals one yet showing the difference between girls and boys is still a little confusing to start with I thought it was the same word for both. It can spend too much time on the bits that don't matter and not enough on others but still love it
It sounded like two voices because i heard " l'uo-ha un toro", i had to hear it slowly :(
How is "toro" pronounced: like the first "o" in "l'uomo" (ò) or like the second "o"?
It is the same o as in coffee.
Anyway, Italian doesn't really distinguish between the os in coffee and in for: that is called the 'quality'. Nor it distinguishes between long and short vowels ('❤❤❤❤' and 'sheet'). There are a few exceptions (ex. sétte ( 'sects') and sètte ('seven'), bótte ('barrel) and bòtte ('hits', 'punches')) but you get away with that :-)
Okay, thanks. But I have to disagree on your second paragraph there. The only difference between "e" = "and" and "è" = "is" is that vowel quality, plus all of the words that you mentioned. Therefore, the two sounds are indeed phonemic. I just suppose that you will be understood for the most part either way on words where it doesn't matter, due to context. Thank you again for your help. The audio can be very unclear in such cases.
You are correct: e and è have different quantities. Indeed you hear the difference in proper Italian. But once you move to Southern Italy, the difference disappears and the 2 sound alike.
Oh, wow!! That is very interesting. They must meet in the middle, kinda like the one "e" that exists in Spanish. Thank you for that insight!! :)
Both ❤❤❤❤ and sheet are long vowels Shite on the other hand has a short vowel in it Longs are when the word is pronounced with the vowel sound and short when the vowels name is pronounced.
Short vowels generally are followed by an E
I. E bike
I am afraid that is not correct.
'❤❤❤❤' (/ʃɪt/) has a short vowel, whereas 'sheet' (/ʃiːt/) has a long one.
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