"Lei mangia il pane."

Translation:She eats bread.

December 20, 2012



Why is "il pane" not "the bread"?

December 2, 2015


what are the rules for using ...mangia, mangi,mangio ?

December 29, 2013


Write this down: io mangio I eat / tu mangi you eat (singular) / lui mangia he eats /lei mangia she eats / noi mangiamo we eat / voi mangiate you eat (plural) / loro mangiano they eat

I tried to make this a vertical list but it didn't work.

Also keep in mind that the personal pronouns are not always used;e.g. "Mangio una mela." = I eat an apple.
That's basically it. You'll get other stuff later. If you learn the suffixes it will help with other verbs in present tense. Good luck with Italian. Hope you enjoy Duo as much as I.

December 29, 2013


I know you wrote that a year ago, but if you still want to know how to make a vertical list, I will tell you right now. Instead of hitting the "Enter" key once, hit it twice (just as if you were on Microsoft Word or something and wanted to start a new paragraph).

October 17, 2015


It's never too late to learn. Many thanks. Making lists has escaped me for so long it's a relief to have it now. Have some lingots in thanks.

October 17, 2015


You're more than welcome. To be honest, I had the same problem until I tried it with two hits of the "Enter" key.

Many thanks for the five lingots. That's very kind and generous of you. You're the first (and probably last) person to do that.

October 17, 2015


And you are more than welcome for your kind assistance and kind words.

October 17, 2015


Thanks for the list, it was very helpful

March 8, 2019


Io mangio Tu mangi Lui lei mangia

May 11, 2017


You can figure it out in the lamp button before taking the test There must be a previous explanation for every doubt you have (In almost every Latin derivative all the verbs will take a different form for a different person)

May 14, 2019


Why is the not an option??? It should be because it us She eat THE bread. Right???

October 12, 2017


why do you have to have the il lei mangia pane makes sense doesn;t it ?

January 30, 2013


Yep, it doesn't make sense to me either. The supplied translation is "she eats bread" but I think the inclusion of the "il" should make it "she eats THE bread".

June 17, 2013


Yes, I think the "the" needs to be translated. DL is usually pretty particular about these details.

November 16, 2013


It's the same difference between "she eats bread" and "she eats that specific loaf of bread" (as in "there's a loaf of bread on the table. she calls her sister, then (she) eats the bread in silence" or whatever XD). Both are correct.

May 27, 2013


That's correct, it's the same principle in Spanish.

April 15, 2014


That is a good point. I'm pretty sure earlier in the lesson you're asked to translate Tu mangia pane, so if that would make sense I'd think so would Lei mangia pane.

April 22, 2013


How do you express differently someone eating bread in general and someone eating the bread that's say right there on the table... know what i mean?

March 14, 2014


That would be "(Lui) mangia pane" [(he) eats bread] versus "(Lui) mangia il pane" [(He) eats the bread (that's on the table)]. Here "il" is "the".

March 16, 2014


does lei in this context mean she or you? i put you eat bread and it was correct but it shows the correct answer as she eats bread

January 2, 2014


Lei is actually used for both she and the formal you... which you'll learn about later :)

January 9, 2014


The pronunciation of this word is still confusing to me. Is the 'a' silent? Because I'm not hearing it.

April 14, 2014


mangia? gi is j sound man ja (short a)

May 3, 2014


I really need help saying the words correctly OMG does anyone have any tips PLS

March 15, 2015


why can't it be "she eats the bread and butter"?

April 14, 2015


The recording part of this app is not working well.

August 18, 2018


What is the different between il and lo and when i can use them...thanks

September 10, 2018


Why is she eats the bread wrong?

November 3, 2018


How come is it "She eats bread" and not "She eats the bread"? or, are both right? I got the answer right just because I got it wrong in another attempt. I would think that if you want to say "She eats bread" it would be "Lei mangia pane".

April 27, 2019


Never mind, found out that where it says "another correct answer" it clarifies that both are equally correct, just one is more literal and one is more about how it can be comprehended.

April 27, 2019
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