"She is a girl and I am a boy."

Translation:Lei è una ragazza ed io sono un ragazzo.

December 20, 2012



Can I make it any more obvious?

January 20, 2015


Beat me to it lol

March 20, 2019


A short explanation: 'Modern Italian style manuals recommend using la d eufonica only when encountering identical vowels, or when certain phrases simply sound better: "ad esempio." Another instance is "lui ed io".'

You might want to check this discussion about it: http://duolingo.com/#/comment/80487

January 16, 2013


Can I use ".. e sono un ragazzo" instead of "ed io sono"? Duolingo didn't marked it as wrong.

March 6, 2018


I tried "e sono ---" and it said I missed a word???? I'd been assuming the 'io" was optional with 'sono'.

March 18, 2019


I used "e" instead of "ed" in this sentence on accident, yet it was still accepted. Does this mean it is fine to use both ways?

January 18, 2013


Yes, it is. Though an Italian native (from northern Italy, if I recall correctly) pointed out in the link I provide above that she uses "ed" in formal writing only (almost only anyway).

January 18, 2013


This is sort off correct. My girlfriend is Italian (the northern part, even) and pointed out that it's more a written thing, and is barely used in speaking. Nevertheless, you should use 'ed' in front of words starting with vowels (e, a, i, o, etc.) and 'e' in front of words that start with consonants, to learn the language as correct as possible!

October 29, 2018


I think this one is right explanation as I got it wrong when I translated it as " Lei è una ragazza ed sono un ragazzo". And Duo said I used wrong word "ed". But of course with no explanation . Now I got it why it was wrong. Thanks.

December 12, 2018


"She is a girl and he is a boy" - and that's where the trouble starts! :)

March 3, 2015


If you didn't use io in the sentence would you use e or ed?

June 12, 2014


"...e sono un ragazzo"

July 28, 2015


I like how the alternative sentences always consisted of me being bread.

December 3, 2014


That's what I wrote and it's identical to both the second and third options!

October 25, 2017


I feel like Italian is making it up as it goes along -- Very frustrating

March 18, 2019


When can you use e vs ed??

December 20, 2012


Pretty sure ed before a vowel. Nobody knows for sure. I reported it to duolingo. Hopefully they will tell us.

December 22, 2013


You use ed before words that begin with vowels and e before words that begin with consonants.

January 1, 2015


I used "e" and it wasn't accepted! Wth duo?

February 21, 2016


He was a punk, she did ballet, what more can I say.

March 20, 2019


In the multiple choice format, the correct answer shoes up twice and one of the correct options is not accepted.

June 8, 2019
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