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"Lei ha i piatti."

Translation:She has the plates.

December 19, 2012



Lei = she (right?)


...or formal you.


Can you skip the article in Italian for plurals, like " Lei ha piatti"?


I would like to know the answer too. My guess is that 'lei ha piatti' means that she has plates in general. But if we say that she has THE plates perhaps we have to realize which plates we are speaking about out of context e.g. I just asked you where are the dirty plates?


In Italian class last year, I was taught that I should always use the articles. I was being taught by native speakers. I suppose they could have been teaching that just because we were beginners, but I figure that it'd be best to just follow what they said. :)


Is there any difference in pronunciation between "ai" and "ha i"? Certainly, there is no confusion but it would help if it was possible to distinguish them by sound, not only by context.


Am i the only one struggling in speaking italian?


For what it's worth, I can't discern the difference. Unless I use the "turtle" audio, I'm missing whole words and syllables. I can't imagine why someone downvoted you.


Lei is her, more commonly used to interpret than a formal you when you take the article out it means she has plates. This is grammatically correct too.


When do you use i and when do you use gli?


Use gli for masculine plurals in which you would use l' or lo in the singular.
If they start with a vowel, or s+ a conssonant, or z, there may be a couple others but those are the ones I'm sure about.


Where was (the) in this sentence.?


the in italian plural its i so in this sentence the was (i) piatti


Is 'i' plural for 'the' masc?


The female voice on this and the previous one or two were so badly pronounced that 'ghiacco' sounded like 'piazzo' no matter how many times I played it, and on this one 'piatti' sounded all the world like 'ghiacci'. Maybe I have gone tone deaf all of a sudden, but has anyone else had this issue.

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