Gli is used for plural of masculine nouns that start:
With a vowel - gli uomini, gli alberi
With an s followed by a consonant - gli studenti, gli schermi, gli spartani
With a z - gli zaini, gli zii
I think that's all.
Actually also gn (gli gnomi), ps (gli psichiatri) and pn (gli pneumatici).
Isn't 'Today the students decide' the equivalent?
I guess a native english speaker would say "Today students will decide" here, without "the" article. Waiting for feedbacks...
It depends on the idea; if you're talking about students in general, you don't need the article. If you're talking about a specific group of students, you will need the article (both in English and Italian).
Oh, no! I hate days like that, I am still getting over a day when that took place last May!!!
'Studenti' starts with a consonet so shouldn't it start with l' ?
I thought Gli was for masculine plurals that start with a vowel..!