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

"Lei ha pantaloni rossi."

December 20, 2012

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

The voice seems to say "Lei mi ha pantaloni rossi" instead of "Lei ha pantaloni rossi" when played at normal speed.


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

This is how I hear it as well.


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

me too! this must be a bug, it clearly says 'lei miei pantaloni' at normal speed, slow speed works.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Ok- now this is interesting. "Lei" can mean formal "you" when capitalized, correct? (I think??) If that's the case, how could you tell the difference between "she" and the formal "you" when the "Lei" is capitalized at the beginning of a sentence?


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

Lei mustn't be capitalised even inside a sentence for the courtesy form. You understand it in context.

Anyway, we are not so formal. In Spanish, German and French courtesy form is used far way more than in Italian.


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

I think you meant to write "doesn't have to be capitalised".


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

Almost must not. It's done only in overformal contexts.

But you're right, I meant "doesn't have" :)

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