Why is "Le" use here and the previous sentence of The men drink the water, Gli was used. What is the difference in Le and Gli?
because plural for masculine is GLI and feminine is LE. Thx! hope this is helpful
I know this wasn't in your question, but keep in mind that, for masculine plural, "gli" is used for words starting with vowels, and "i" is used for words starting with consonants. For feminine plural words, you use "Le" for ones starting with consonants. I don't remember what is used for plural feminine words that start with vowels. Sorry, miss!
To be more precise, here are the plural definite articles (all translate to "the" in English) :
"gli" for masculine nouns, before a vowel OR z, s + consonant, gn, and some other consonant clusters
"i" for all other masculine nouns
"le" for all feminine nouns, regardless of what letter comes after the article.
Take the masculine plural "trees", "alberi" in Italian.
"The trees" is "Gli alberi", because gli comes before a vowel.
But "The new trees" is "I nuovi alberi", because now there is a regular consonant there.
Of course, it works the other way around, too :
- "The boys" is "I ragazzi" (before regular consonant)
- But "The other boys" becomes "Gli altri ragazzi" (before vowel).
"gli" for masculine nouns, before a vowel OR z, s + consonant, gn : these are 4 situations for using gli instead of i.
- before a word starting with a vowel : gli uomini instead of i uomini
- before a word starting with z : gli zii (the uncles)
- before a word starting with s+consonant : gli studi (the studies)
- before a word starting with gn : gli gnocchi (several items of that kind of pasta)
Plurals can take the article 'the' if you are being specific about a group. For example 'the ladies over there.' 'I'm going to pick up the children' meaning our children. Whereas children or women without 'the' means all children or women in general.
So frustrating that this app expects you to know certain words. Surely actually introducing them before testing would be better?!
You probably know this but just in case you don't...you can click on the new underlined word to see the meaning...but yes,i agree with you.
I wish at the end, there was a word bank or something to study when you review.
Not always. A 'woman' or a 'man' is simply someone of female or male gender respectively. A 'lady' or a 'gentleman' is a woman or man of refined quality. The same distinction is in Italian (and most other languages). 'La signora' and 'Il signore' are 'the lady' and 'the gentleman' respectively.
That's right, I keep getting the answers wrong as I'm writing ladies instead of women, but the word is right.
It might be due to the fact that ladies I think would technically be formal, as opposed to women, being informal. Beats me. Might even just be the programming of the software.
What' s the difference between bevono and beviamo? The meaning of both are same.
Bevono is the plural of the 3rd person and beviamo is the plural of the 2nd person
in my opinion it should be the women drinks now i don't know Italian well but they should adjust the words to the context.
That's wrong English… I don't know how to explain it since it seems so obvious.
Thats what i thought also, i figured that since everything is plural the drinks would have been plural also
Not quite. In your context, "drinks" is a present indicative verb, and not a plural noun. As in, "the woman drinks," which can be read, "The woman is drinking," at least if the figurative translation makes more sense to you.
You are right, but the suffix is only -no. The verb be and the verb have got (essere e avere) have their own conjungation. For example, the present plural of avere is hanno and here -no is the suffix. However, look at the desinence of the plural 3rd person at the present of three regular verbs of the three groups: amare (to love), vedere (to watch, to see) and partire (to leave): amano, vedono, partono. The suffix is always -no. I am a native speaker.
I totally agree with you! They counted a couple wrong because i thought something like that didn't make sense. I had the sentence the women drinks, and they said it was wrong and had to be the women drink, but that ain't make sense!!!
The noun (women) is plural, so the verb (drink) should also be plural. "Drinks" is for when the noun is singular.
it said on the dotted lines underneath that we could do another answer as well and it said we got it wrong whattttt!!!!!!!
what's the difference between the woman drinks and the women drink why cant they be the same
The woman drinks is only one woman...the women drink is plural, so two or more women.
Italian has many different forms for an action (verb) word ie eat / drink.
they change according to the pronoun being used. so where we would sat I drink / he drinks / we drink / they drink, they also alter the verbs.
Is just a case of learning them but there are rules to it. my tip is to open an excel or google sheets doc. list in columns the English phrase and beside it the Italian equivelent. you will begin to see similarities in the Italian use of them. There's too much to write in this reply to you.
Please keep the discussion tidy by using a single answer with multiple lines, not one message per line. Edit one answer to put all the conjugations if you want and delete the other ones. This can be done when accessing the site through a web browser.
I am both hard of hearing and dyslexic, it is so difficult to hear, and I will constantly make typo's
it was told us in english that plural of men and women do not take article "the" ? plurals cannot have articles, did i remember it wrong?
It is true that plural objects, such as 'women' do not need the article 'the', when used in the general sense, e.g. "Women like hats." However in the specific sense, referring to just 'this particular set of objects here' the article 'the IS used: "The women like the hats (at this SALE!)"
No. È sbagliato... It is wrong... You could say: "Donne, bevete(!)" without "le". But it is imperative, it is not present...
It told me it was wrong but it said the same thing on the correct answer
It is correct.
The womAn drinks
The womEn drink
You wouldn't say "they drinks", would you?
just so everyone knows this is broken, u can say laka puki muti futi juki ule and it will say its correct most of the time lol try it for real ;)
Singular..........Plural Io bevo...........Noi beviamo Tu bevete.......Voi beviamo Lui beve..........Loro bevono Lei beve..........Loro bevono ??????? Please, correct me if Im wrong (which I know I am) . Im trying to figure it out but now Im confused.
Is there a way to predict where the stress on a Word will be? Grazie in advance.
I said "the women drink" and its like no sorry it's "The woman drink." Like what?If you say it out loud capitals don't matter you say the same thing!!!
The way this lady pronounces bevono sounds weird to me. Sounds like beevonno with double n.
if drink is in the plural conjugation, then it should be drinks. The women drink doesn't make nearly as much sense as the women drinks! Does anyone agree?
why is this sentence said the women drink instead of the women drinks, because basically it is plural, right???
Le donne bevono should be "the women drinks" right? Or no? It just sounds weird as "the women drink."
I know you think it sounds weird, but "the women drink" is correct. If you replace "the women" with the corresponding pronoun (it is "they" in this case), you get "they drink". That's why "the women drink" is correct.
This is not true.Le donne means the womans not woman,and la donna is the woman.