1. in addition; also; furthermore; moreover: young, clever, and rich too
2. to an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is desirable, fitting, or right: too sick to travel.
3. more, as specified, than should be: too near the fire
4. (used as an affirmative to contradict a negative statement): I am too!
5. extremely; very: She wasn't too pleased with his behavior.
Two - a cardinal number represented by the digit 2.
1. used to indicate the destination of the subject or object of an action, or its direction (towards): he climbed to the top
2. used to mark the indirect object of a verb in a sentence: telling stories to children
3. used to mark the infinitive of a verb: he wanted to go
4. as far as: until working from Monday to Friday
5. used to indicate equality: 16 ounces to the pound
6. against; upon: onto put your ear to the wall
7. before the hour of: five minutes to four
8. accompanied by: dancing to loud music
9. as compared with, as against: the score was eight to three
10. used to indicate a resulting condition: he tore her dress to shreds; they starved to death.
Usually, I would have assumed it to be an honest typo, and not bother correcting you.
But, this being Duolingo, and you appearing to be in the middle of an English course...
I am still confused about the difference between "I am A man" and "I am THE man". What's the difference and what would "I am THE man" translate into in Italian?
io sono l'uomo is I am the man. Is referred to some specific man, determined one. (for ex. "I am the man who phoned today"). Referred to a particular action or situation happenede. I am A man is undefinte, u specific you are a man in general.
Kinda guessing here but wouldn't it just be "(Io) sono uomo" for "I am a man"?
@AnoOtouto: this doesn't work at all for French. You can't say "je suis homme", you have to say "je suis un homme".
Yeah but "Io sono uomo" would also be correct. "Sono uomo" sounds the most casual. This also works is Spanish and French, not sure about Portuguese. I might not be 100% correct but I'm pretty sure.
Yes, but it's different to say "eu sou um homem" e "eu sou homem". I believe the same happens with French and Italian.
If you say "sono uomo" you have to understand that I have all the qualities that distinguish a man from who/which is not a man, "sono un uomo" means that I am not a boy or a woman. "Sono l'uomo" is a limping, DL, sentence, that should be followed with something else, as Pberg70 rightly says. WAKE UP, DL!!!
A strange voice is calling you on the telephone. "Who is this feminine voice?" - you ask. "Feminine? I AM A MAN!" could be the right contest (always missing, but without contest, ALL COULD BE POSSIBLE dl !!!!)
You probably meant to write context, rather than contest.
Context - the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect.
Contest - a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
No because "uno" means "one." The masculine definite article in italian is "un" and "una" for feminine.
Sometimes IO SONO UN UOMO is very specific. Like "Io sono un uomo. Non un bambino!" I'm a man! Not a child!
thanks KaylaSport. I was confused. now it is clear to me. thanks again
I don't know if I just missed something or or, but what is the point of "Io" in the beginning? If it just means "I" but Sono means "I am." In the other sentences saying "i am a boy" or "i am a girl", it was just "Sono una ragazza", not "Io sono una ragazza"
There are various exercises, some with the subject pronoun (io sono una ragazza, tu sei una donna...) and others without (sono una ragazza, sei una donna...) The reason you see both types is because we want you to understand that both are acceptable, that's all :) Think of it like this: in English you can use contractions (can't, don't, won't) but they aren't mandatory.
It's just like '' I am a girl. '' and '' I'm a girl.'' it's a shorter form
i'm confused not so much by the literall translation but by the meaning, how would you differentiate i'm a girl and i'm the girl? if i ask you are you a man? how would you answer in italian? does the contraction of le mean the and "a" both?
Why would you think that "le" means "a"? And what does "le" have to do with this sentence? :P L' here is the elision of "lo".
Determinate articles (the):
- Masculine singular: il, lo (l')
- Masculine plural: i, gli
- Feminine singular: la (l')
- Feminine plural: le
Indeterminate articles (a):
- Masculine: un, uno
- Feminine: una (un')
il and l' can be both masculine, but are used for different words, depending on the first letter that follows. If the noun starts with a vowel you use l', both for feminine and masculine nouns. You use lo if the masculine noun starts with certain letters or combination of consonants, like s followed by another consonant, ps, pt, pn, x, z, (and maybe others that I don't remember, but you'll learn to hear what sounds better) You use il for every other masculine noun
Lo, il and l'
There are a few ways to say the for masculine nouns. Lo is for words that begin with s + consonant (lo squalo), z (lo zucchero); il is for masculine nouns that begin with a consonant (il ragazzo); l' is used when nouns begin with a vowel (l'uomo).
You do not have the correct answer l' in the choice of answers on the screen! So I cannot give the right answer and move on!!
The correct answer - l' - is not given as an option. So I cannot answer correctly and move on!
The most common noun classes in Italian are the following:
- Nouns ending in a in the singular and e in the plural.
e.g., "la ragazza" / "le ragazze": most nouns in this class are feminine.
- Nouns ending in o in the singular and i in the plural.
e.g., "il ragazzo" / "i ragazzi": most nouns in this class are masculine.
- Nouns ending in e in the singular and i in the plural.
e.g., "il pesce" / "i pesci" but "la tigre" / "le tigri": nouns in this class can be any gender.
- Nouns ending in a in the singular and i in the plural,
e.g. "il problema" / "i problemi": most nouns in this class are masculine.
In Italian the articles "il" and "la" get shortened when a word begins with a vowel. Instead of saying "il uomo" you say "l'uomo", or "la acqua" to "l'acqua".
In languages that use le and la for the, l' is put in front of a word that begins wit vowel. Vowels can be a, o, e, i, u and sometimes h or y. L' is a substitute for le or la.
People who speak a latin language as mother tongue would not have made any mistake as the logic step for them would have been writing the article "the" to translate the phrase in question (I am Spaniard). However, English speakers like you guys use less often articles and rules are not exactly the same.
They do not teach what "the, am, i," etc are. They just expect you to figure out out.
L ' is IL but here it's incorrect! Here we use IO SONO UN UOMO or IO SONO UOMO
so does sono mean are or am becuase ive done are for sono too im confused
"Sono" can mean "I am" or "they are." the conjugations are the same. Context or adding the pronoun can help distinguish whether it is "I am" or "they are." e.g. sono uomo - I am a man ("uomo" is singular, so "sono" means "I am") sono uomini - They are men ("uomini" is plural, so "sono" means "they are")
I keep typing it right keeps telling me im wrong So i cant advance lo sono l'uomo.
The programme will not accept my correct answer many times repeated abd checked
Io sono l'uomo. = I am the man. But dont you dare forget that little ".", or you be wrong apparently.
I dont understand why its a mistake if I forgot to punctuate it with a fullstop.
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Its kinda hard on this app cuz it teaches you how to read italian but not rlly be able to hear it and learn the accent. Imma just learn that stuff on Youtube then.
I'm typing down lo sono l'uomo and it keeps telling me that I'm wrong and tells me the same thing i just wrote down as the right answer. Confused......
Articles have to match gender and number of the noun they refer to.
The singular determinate articles (the) are:
- Lo - masculine, used before Z, S+consonant, GN, and some rarer consonant clusters.
- Il - masculine, used before consonants except the above.
- La - feminine, used before all consonants.
- L' - an elision of the above used before vowels.
So, As uomo begins with a vowel, you'd use L' in front of it.