"Io mangio la mela."

Translation:I eat the apple.

December 27, 2012

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Sometimes it translate this type of sentence as 'I eat the apple' but there was another sentence ( lui mangia il pane) that was tranlated without the 'the' ( He eats bread). What's the difference?


I have the same question.


Mangio would come with 'Io' and mangia with Lui/Lei?


You are correct (Present Tense):

io mangio

tu mangi

lui/lei mangia

noi mangiamo

voi mangiate

loro mangiano


Mangia also comes when its 'eats'. The a in mangia is the 's' in eats. I think. Don't quote that.


I eat an apple ... why this is incorrect?


an apple = una mela,
the apple = la mela


Actually,I found the conjugation regulars. Different subject uses different letter in the end.----a: refer to you,----o refer to I... They change the last letter simply for let go the subject.


I'm not sure when to use mangio and when to use mangia... Could someone help me with that?


Io mangio Lui mangia


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so what is ATE the apple?


"Ate" would be a past tense (preterite tense) form of the verb "to eat". Preterite verbs have a whole new set of conjugations, differing from present tense. They are learned later on in DuoLingo.


Why is it spelt Lo but pronounced Il


It is spelt as Io, capital i and o.


Would it be "Io mangio" if I am a male eating the apple, but "Io mangia" if I am a female eating the apple?


No, verb conjugation depends solely on the pronoun used with it. Nouns and adjectives do change endings with gender use however.


What is the pronunciation of Io? is it like" you" or " ho" !!


"ee-oh" , rhymes with Rio and Leo


when do i use mangio as opposed to mangia ?


Io mangio = i eat, I'm eating, or both?


I pressed by accifent


Mangio and mangia are hard to tell apart... what's the difference??


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I put io mangio la mela but was marked wrong!!!


I am eating the apple is more correct.


I know it sounds weird (I eat the apple). Nobody says this. But i think it's a process, to learn the present tense (without present continuous).


Yea sometimes in. Other languages the tenses are different.


you mean IS correct.


Still. I don't understand. Why would they say that? It's not like when people say "-take a bite out of the Big Apple" meaning New York. And it's not like there's only one apple in the world. Can someone help me?


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Does it need to say the apple..isn't it enough to write apple since it implies that it is not some particular apple but any apple?


Does the verb endings change from one verb to another ?? or they only change with the change of the tense?


It is rather complicated: they always change with the change of the tense, but they also change depending on the infinitive form of the verb. For the simple present, verbs whose infinitive form ends with -ARE have the following verb endings (from the 1 person singular to the 3 person plural): -O,-I,-A,-IAMO,-ATE,-ANO. Infinitive form in -ERE: -O,-I,-E,-IAMO,-ETE,-ONO. Infinitive form in -IRE: -O,-I,-E,-IAMO,-ITE,-ONO.

For instance, the infinitive form of the verb "to eat" is "mangiARE", therefore it has the following conjugation at the simple present: io mangiO (I eat), tu mangI (you eat), lui/lei mangiA (he/she eats), noi mangIAMO (we eat), voi mangiATE (you eat), loro mangiANO (they eat).

You will see that if you take another verb with an infinitive form in -ARE, for example "trovARE" (to find), verb endings change in the same way: io trovO, tu trovI, lui/lei trovA, noi trovIAMO, voi trovATE, loro trovANO.

Unfortunately, there are also some irregular verbs.


Why does capitalizing the first letter of a sentence make the answer incorrect?


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