Could someone explain why it is "nei" versus "nelli" or something of that sort? Thank you!
There is no nelli . . . as far as I understand in + il = nel in + lo = nello in + la = nella in + 'l = nell' in + i = nei in + gli = negli in + le = nelle
I wrote: I put the ice in the glasses. It marked me wrong. This site is good but sometimes its a little pathetic as well.
Yes, but so many times it has omitted the il in italian or the in english and it has been fine. The site just kind of makes up when it matters and when it doesn't. I think it would also be fruitful to point it out but it shouldn't be a full blown mistake.
Well assuming you know the word but not the exact spelling: bi (because that's the prefix for two) cc (two c because, well bi=two, and a glass has two ends) h ( because one end is a hole) ieri (no idea for that part, sorry)
Nel = in + il and nei = in + i
Nel bicchiere = in the glass, nei bicchieri = in the glasses
Just because i put an extra article 'the' in front of ice,it was marked wrong yhe 1st time.Duolinguo is being a bit nit picking here