I think the microphone part of the app is sometimes wrong. On another question i answered 'garfield eats lasagna.' Correct! Lol.
Duo's speech detection is notoriously bad. I've personally turned it off all together.
As far as I concern, the expression: I read "one" newspaper is gramatically wrong. The other one: I read a newspaper is correct
I read "the" newspaper is also correct yeah "one" just doesn't sound right
I do not think "the" is correct. Because is not "Il journale". From the moment it has "un", it must be translated as "a".
No. It is grammatically correct. You can say "I read one newspaper" just like you can say "I read two newspapers".
"As far as I'm concerned"...
un giornale - a newspaper/ a paper
il giornale - the newspaper/ the paper
So wht when I spell a word wrong I get a star removed but I do it again and I get it right and I am told I have a typeo
Could this also translate to "I am reading a newspaper"? also, if someone was to ask what I'm reading, would "leggo un giornale" be used in everyday conversation?
Yes to both of your questions. You can also translate the sentence "I am reading a newspaper" and, you can just say "Leggo un giornale."
Can you say Leggo un giornale without the lo? Because im only fluent in english and portuguese so im not used to adding things like lo le la etc
Yes, you can do that. The only Romance language that requires the use of pronouns is French; the other Romance languages allow you to choose.
It is not "lo". It is "Io" (capital i + o) which means "I" in English:
io leggo/ leggo - I read
tu leggi/ leggi - you read
noi leggiamo/ leggiamo - we read
You start the sentence from the capital "i":
Io leggo un giornale/ Leggo un giornale - I read a newspaper
No, you're getting the articles mixed up.
A newspaper - Un giornale (this is the one Duolingo wants)
The newspaper - Il giornale
I have tried to contact them over and over, I keep getting wrong answer even though it's right and cannot get past this lesson. I just reinstalled the app but next I'm going to cancel for good.
Why is it " I read one newspaper " when it should be " I read a newspaper "? That doesn't make sense.
"I read newspaper" is wrong. You can either say "I read a newspaper" or "I read the newspaper", depending on the context. So, yes, "newspaper" is countable.