"Tu mangi la mela."

Translation:You eat the apple.

December 28, 2012



Can someone please explain the differences between "mangia", "mangi" & "mangio"?

February 28, 2014


Lei mangia = she eats Tu mangi = you eat io mangio = I eat

The way you say it changes depending on who your talking about. If you get confused then google "italian conjugation"

April 26, 2014


Does mangia change when its "lui" we are talking about?

April 7, 2019


here is the conjugation Io mangio; Tu mangi; Lui/lei mangia; Noi mangiamo; Voi Mangiate; Loro mangano;

So yes, it changes when you use lui

May 1, 2019


Different conjugations. I take spanish in school, and it is very similar to italian. Everytime the subject is different like; I, You, He, She, It, We, or They, the ending changes and the stem stays. Complex... I know!

December 20, 2018


I use mangio ,you use mangi,he she use mangia ,we use mangiamo ,they use mangiano

March 27, 2019


thank you! very helpful

April 21, 2019


Mangio is for eat and mangia is for eats

July 16, 2019


Mangia present tense Mangio past tense

July 19, 2019


so, it's like this?

mangio - first person (i eat) mangi - second person (you eat) mangia - third person (she eats)

July 24, 2014


If a man was eating the apple, would it also be "mangia"? What would it be if the English version is "He eats"?

September 10, 2014


It would be "Lui Mangia". Mangia is third person. So it works for he/she i believe.

January 17, 2019


It seems that it becomes 'mangi' with 'Tu'

December 28, 2012


There are lots of verb conjugations in Italian. but the basic pattern for present-tense indicative with an "are" verb (like "mangiare") is:

io mangio tu mangi lui/lei mangia noi mangiamo voi mangiate loro mangiano

March 19, 2013


Yeah. Not really complicated...

July 29, 2013


When you write 'the apple' in Italian, it is written as 'la mela'. Must you always use the feminine version of 'the' (la) when addressing an apple, or can you use the masculine version of 'the' (il, l')? Please explain why as well.

May 14, 2014


You must only use "la" because in italian mela(apple) is a feminine word...

July 19, 2014


the apple = la mela apple tree = il melo

August 23, 2016


La le

March 27, 2019


Its really confusing trying to learn a second language

June 6, 2014

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    Im trying to learn 6 xD

    December 31, 2017


    I know English, Spanish, I know some Italian, and recently started Afrikaans... But 6? Impressive! Takes dedication.

    December 20, 2018


    what is the difference between mangio mangi and mangia??? very confusing

    August 16, 2014


    Mangiare - To eat Io mangio Tu mangi Lui/Lei mangia Noi mangiamo Voi mangiate Loro mangiano

    November 18, 2014


    So apple is a feminine word, and we use "la" before it. Would it be wrong or just improper to use "il"? and how can I remember which words are feminine and which are masculine, it seems like it'd be difficult to remember on the spot.

    September 4, 2014


    what is the difference between voi mangiate and tu mangi?

    May 8, 2014



    June 6, 2014


    Voi mangiate - you all eat (plural- as in addressing many people there) Tu mangi - you eat (a single person)

    voi mangiate la mela, e tu mangi una banana

    You all eat the apple, and you eat a banana

    July 2, 2014


    why mangi is not eats? why is it eat?

    October 11, 2013


    It's just how you conjugate it, nothing really to be explained. :/

    November 4, 2013


    Mangiare is the verb and when conjugated for the Io form (I) it becomes Mangio, for Tu form (You) becomes Mangi, for Lui/Lei (He/She) it becomes Mangia. Now they all mean eat, I eat, You eat, He/She eats.

    So the fact that its not eats in this case is because you don't say "You eats" its just "You eat" but if the sentence was "Lui Mangia la Mela" then it would be "He eats the apple".

    August 16, 2014


    I use Google Translate to help with the pronunciation of sentences, but when I typed in the phrase "you eat the apple" it said "si mangia la mela" with a secondary option of "mangi la mela." Is this just a preferred way of saying it or maybe something that differs by location and age?

    December 17, 2013


    Google Translate is not correct all of the time. Sometimes it either messes up the order of words or removes a word completely. I wouldn't recommend it for learning anything new.

    January 16, 2014


    Well, as a native speaker I can tell you that "si mangia la mela" is not a wrong translation if you insert it in a proper context, such as a hypothetical clause... it just means another thing, that is to say the impersonal form "one eats the apple", which in Italian is "si mangia una mela" (with the so-called "impersonal/passivating 'si'": the standard way of rendering an impersonal phrase of this kind) or it is rendered with the second person singular (you) - as in English -, but only in informal speech. For example (I'm sorry for the stupid sentence): 1. EN: "If you eat an apple a day, you will have great benefits". ITA: "Se mangi una mela al giorno, ne trarrai grandi benefici" (informal way of rendering some impersonal phrases); 2. EN: "If one eats an apple a day, he will have great benefits". ITA: "Se si mangia una mela al giorno, se ne trarranno grandi benefici" (standard way of rendering an impersonal phrase).

    June 22, 2016


    I eat, You eat, he/she eats, we eat, you [plural] eat, they eat

    January 20, 2014


    Why is not eatS??????

    August 15, 2014


    You eat -> tu mangi He/ She eats -> lui/lei mangia

    November 18, 2014


    My phone never gets it right i say it, i know what it means :(

    January 9, 2015


    why does some Italian words look like french words? like "tu" means "you" just like french.

    January 17, 2017


    Italian, Spanish, and French are similar because they descended from the same language(s) primarily Greek and Latin. They are also known as the "love languages" because of how they're spoken and sound to the ear. ;)

    May 6, 2017


    that is what i put but it did not count for some reason

    July 5, 2017


    So cool i think i will learn it faster then in usual class that i have at school

    June 8, 2018


    Perche non mi accetta come risposta "You eat an apple"

    July 3, 2018


    I can read Italy but i can't talk italy

    July 26, 2018


    Tu mangi la mela

    March 3, 2019


    Why "the" before vowel "a" (apple)

    July 12, 2019
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