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"Il leone beve l'acqua."

Translation:The lion drinks water.

December 19, 2012

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/matt.kalebic

The emphasis on "acqua" is incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/McIntyreAngela

I also get confused with variances. Now I translate literally and get by with that. If there is a THE in the sentence I oput it in but if not , I don't , and I seem to be OK


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julianne356

It is a little bit different in Italian than English. In Italian, most nouns have some variation of "the" in front of them; obviously, it is not that way in English. Therefore, when you translate the Italian sentences into English, you do not have to write "the" in front of them unless it is necessary for the sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chegu07

I put 'acqua' rather than 'l'acqua' and it said the translation was 'drinks water' anyway? Almost finished with 3 hearts :'(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TobyBartels

If you're taking dictation, then you have to type exactly what the recording says, not even a slight variation with the same meaning. If you're doing multiple choice, then you have to mark both of them. If you're translating from English, then "Il leone beve acqua." should be accepted; report it if it's not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bettywhalen1

Thats what happened to me, if the translation does not use 'the' why do I need 'l' before aqua?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teri2012

i also put "acqua" and it gave it as incorrect. I don't like inconsistencies...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sallgeud

I find it confusing when l'acqua and acqua are required. Prior comments suggest that l'acqua may not be correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheGandalf

I'm pretty sure it's optional. But I could be wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cessi75

but it's not optional. sometimes i get error messages for doing l'acqua or acqua


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheGandalf

Well the article would be necessary in a sentence like "The lion drinks THE water." But in the Italian they use articles a lot more often than we do in English. Therefore, I think if there's a "the" in the English, it should be in the Italian, but if there's not a "the" in the English, then you can choose whether to put it in the Italian or not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TiagoMoita_PT

That's also my opinion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elisa169202

Anyone else wish duo taught more animals than just these?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/parya2

I tiped this ( il leone beve ľacqua) Whats the problem with this.? Please tell me!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/macbbbb

Its sounds like shes saying "eo beve agua"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamacowgil

Why is it l'acqua and not just acqua


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eminsteyn

Can I say like this ? Leone beve acqua


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julianne356

Not really. In Italian, most nouns have some variation of "the" before them. When you translate this sentence into English, you don't have to put "the" before it, so it can be "The lion drinks water" instead of "The lion drinks THE water".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhillipALa1

The lion find waste


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DorisFortn

It seems sometimes just acqua is used. Why not in this case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuigiChiar5

Why is it sometimes acqua and sometimes l'acqua when drinking??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanyaMeyer

Said l'acqua but only had water not the water to choose from


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ironmonger1945

Io non capisco. My response matched the correct answer, and was marked incorrect? I compared the two sentences carefully. Perche?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David567550

The lion drinks the water should be correct!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chuck321512

Duo linguo frooze up on your end

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