"My sandals are in the hat."
Translation:I miei sandali sono nel cappello.
Hi Mate you know the difference, as you already understand the articles for each noun, as per below.
what is the article for cappello ? - iL
what is the article for cappelli ? - i
what is the article for Zoo ? - Lo
so how could "In the hat" possibly be Nello, when the article for hat is IL ?
Likewise, for hats, we join ne + i to give us nei cappelli
hope this is clearer ?
But since "miei" is in front of the noun, that wouldn't matter anyway? Or am I mistaken?
it's the same: since neither "miei" nor "sandali" starts with one of the following: s+consonant, ct, ft, gn, ps, pt, pn, x, z. the correct article is "i". "I miei sandali" or "I sandali".
Yes, but my point was, that only "miei" needs to be considered in this case.
Hi! I'm struggling to understand when to use nel vs nello. I've read the above point but still unclear. Any tips?
There are two versions of masculine definite article: IL and LO, depending on the beginning of the word, so some nouns use IL, others use LO. More here:
This makes a difference also in other forms of the article i.e. plural (I - GLI) and prepositional articles:
Yeah, I don't understand why the Italian course seems to be the strictest about typos!
Me too. Sometimes you get "There is a typo in your answer" and sometimes "That's not right" !!
nello = in + lo, nel = in + il. So if you would use "lo" normally, it will be "nello". The rules for "lo" instead of "il" are explained perfectly in Rewm's link above, but so far we've mostly (only?) seen it for words starting with "s" + consonant or "z" like squalo, stivale and zoo.
Is it ok to write stanno instead of sono? what is the difference? Gli miei sandali stanno nel cappello.I miei sandali sono nel cappello.
The verb "stare" is the correct one here. It implies something being somewhere, "essere" is just to be. The same can be seen in Spanish with "estar" and "ser"
You may have been marked down because you used "gli" instead of "i". See discussion above. Stanno or sono ... non so
I just tried "stanno" in the app and it was accepted. Looks like the "gli" tripped you up.
Stano means "are" for non permanent states.
Io sto.. (I am) Loro stanno.. (They are)
For example we would say "I am good" or "They are feeling good"
...correct me if im wrong
Can someone tell me what the rule is for using "sono" vs. using "e". I wrote "I miei sandali e nel cappello." Which is wrong, but I'm just not exactly clear what the rule is. DL is great because I find myself learning naturally and more often saying, "It just sounds right that way," but once in a while you need a rule.