"I eat sugar."

Translation:Io mangio lo zucchero.

October 8, 2013

479 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/llyeun

lo looks like Io!!!! (I wrote small L and capital I)

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/subin.ahn.

so did I :p

September 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

The only difference is that the lowercase «l» has the little curved hook/foot at the bottom, while the capital «I» is just a straight line.

April 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ymeagain

But if the Italians stick to the rule of starting a sentence with a CAPITAL letter, then even my tired, old eyes can distinguish L... from I... and my dictionary says that the PRONOUN io is not written with a capital letter (in the middle of a sentence) like I in English. The problem for me maybe if I misread lowercase io as lo and mistakenly look for a noun instead of a verb !

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ClarissaLesky123

omg thanks!

June 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/M.Rossetto

It doesn't happen all the cellphones

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cathy977476

Upper case "I", lower case "i", upper case "L", lower case "l" (see the little curved hook/foot at bottom)!!!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/julie560721

Where do I get this letter from-is it on the vowel keyboard?

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

When you type the lowercase "l," it will automatically look like that in the Duolingo font. When you type the uppercase "I," it will automatically look like this, without the hook. Vowel keyboard?

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/julie560721

when it asks you to translate, under the box to translate, there is a down arrow and vowels-I was asking if the letter was there. I still am not sure about the "L" I have to get one of those questions and see if it works. I did not understand why it was always marked wrong when it looks exactly the same as what I typed.

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

No, do not type a capital «L» in this sentence. (The keyboard knows exactly what you type, even if the two letters look almost exactly the same to the human eye.) In fact, to avoid confusion, do not include the «io» at all, as it is not needed. Just say «Mangio lo zucchero.», and it will be accepted.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

I believe what you are referring to are the vowels with accents. Since this sentence has no accents on any of the words, you should not use any of those vowels. Just be careful of which word you type: «lo» with the lowercase «l» or «Io» with the capital «I». :)

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/julie560721

thank you but until I get one of those questions again, not sure if I got this right...in order words type a capital L to get the correct character? Thank you.

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bonne705239

Agreed!

May 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/yas537444

I have the same problem

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

There is no special character. They are talking about how "Io", which you get from typing shift-i-o, and "lo", which you get from typing l-o, look similar.

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lilacchrome

Had to read the comments to this to see if anyone thought the same! ;0

April 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/julie560721

I don't understand this. I get every question wrong but it looks the same, lower case l. If not, what letter is it?

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/julie560721

Again I will have to get the example again so I can take a picture of it and record exactly what it is telling me. It shows me having it wrong-thats what I don't understand. If you don't type a capital L and you don't type a lower case l, what is the answer as it indicates I am wrong when I reply with a lower case l. I'm sorry I am having a hard time understanding this. From the comments, I am not the only one but it seems the others understand.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

In all lowercase letters, the answer is «io mangio lo zucchero». The beginning word of the sentence is not «lo», which means "him"/"it" or "the;" the first word is «io», which means "I" (as in the opposite of "you"). If you do not include the «io» in the beginning, that would be perfectly acceptable. Therefore, the correct answer is (in all lowercase letters except for the capital letter at the beginning of the sentence): «Mangio lo zucchero.».

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/studyandreview

Why is the capital letter not allowed in [mangio lo zucchero]? Does the sentence itself have to emphasize that the conjugated word does not start it but that something was left out?

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

It is not allowed? How do you mean? It should allow it, unless you get the type-exactly-what-you-hear exercise. Otherwise, if it is a translate-this-English-sentence exercise, it should accept «Io mangio lo zucchero.» and «Mangio lo zucchero.». In fact, it has been my experience that Duolingo does not really check for which letters are capital.

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marcella216275

I am very confused as well!

February 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

They do not look entirely the same. See my comment above ↑

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mamuuut

Came here to complain about that! Duolingo, please change your font.

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cathy977476

Everyone here having problems as exampled by your complaining...GET YOUR EYES EXAMINED...

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hamidthb1

In this case, I got it by listening when it pronounces it. But yeah, a challange when you are learning without sound (not recommended)

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hanno951501

Did the same think

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ATHENARIGO

Same I get it wrong because of that even though I know what it means!

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/saviapettinella

Agreed

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cathy977476

I comes after H, and l comes after K...

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JanelleG10

Yep. With this font.

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeilaniChi

That's what I wrote,seconds later noticing.

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EduardoMap1

Same thing happend to me!

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel667894

me too

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Alysha781098

me 2 :(

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Toreachtheapex

Yummy delicious nutritious sugar

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GrnpcFTMarkRMOwl

Right. Not.

July 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

No idea why this is downvoted

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Bibliophiliac

Razor wit you have there. Truly. I have an idea: Try sharpening it by not utilizing words in any way or form whatsoever written or otherwise. Trust me, people will begin to think you are smarter, and they'll find your presence less irritating than they did in the past! Lol. Ps: sugar IS nutritious...if you reeeealy want it to be! ;P Ciao!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea.Gam6

What's the difference between lo and il?

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bram1243

no difference, both means "THE", lo is used when word starts with S or Z (lo zucchero)

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

To be clear, that's lo/gli when a word is masculine and starts with S+consonant, GN, PN, PS, X, Y or Z (don't worry, it isn't difficult). Il/i are used with all other masculine words that don't start with a vowel.
Lo spaghetto, gli spaghetti
Lo gnocco, gli gnocchi
Lo pneumatico, gli pneumatici
Lo xilofono, gli xilofoni
Lo zucchero, gli zuccheri
BUT:
Il libro, i libri
Il piatto, i piatti
Also, if a word starts with a vowel, use l'/gli, a contraction of lo:
l'uomo, gli uomini
l'amico, gli amici

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/nada478478

Grazie

June 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JaredMcCan4

Thank you for the great explanation!

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/caleb1028

How did you know this?

July 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sprog63

If you press on the dotted line under the word when it comes up on the left you get a translation and sometimes an explanation which tells you things like this - took me a while to find it

August 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2

This link may be useful to know when to use il or lo :

http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare110a.htm

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Moira653328

Yes i think so

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GrnpcFTMarkRMOwl

It's called "grammar lessons" (native or not!)

July 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrei646661

thanks a lot ,I was wondering why I was wrong

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/toscanaccia

Spiegazione perfetta!

January 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sadiyah123

yes, lo is used for words beginning with s+consonant, or z, gn, pn, x and y

February 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/9HnN5

Thanks a lot

March 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cezarcanario

Place your mouse on the word and click on the "explain". You will have good explanations. Excuse my English. I'm a native Portuguese speaker.

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/felipe841243

Io means I....and il means the

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

lo, not Io.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole.oresme

I'm getting the sense from the exercises that, if in English, one does not use the article (as in this sentence, "I eat sugar", not "I eat the sugar"), the Italian can leave it out or use it ("mangio lo zucchero" or "mangio zucchero") pretty much at whim, with a slight preference for using it. Is this correct? Can someone explain what the difference is between "mangio lo zucchero" and "mangio zucchero" when used to translate "I eat sugar"?

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/brasileira323665

I was wondering the same thing... I wrote "io mangio zucchero" and got it wrong

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Actually, I think it's the opposite of English. If you're talking in general, use an article. If you're talking in specific, don't.
I eat sugar. > Mangio lo zucchero.
I eat the sugar. > Mangio zucchero.

Would anyone who actually knows Italian like to weigh in on this?

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jdnuneza

is it okay if i just say "io mangio zucchero" ?

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Slo

How can "I eat sugar." be translated as "Io mangio lo zucchero."?

Wouldn't that be "I eat the sugar."??

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/brandon483677

Yes. This is what the translation should be. idk why its so obviously incorrect.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Flo439601

The correct English sentence is "I eat the sugar." or change the translation to "Io mangio zucchero."

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NPZHDi

Does Italian not distinguish between "I eat the sugar" and "I eat sugar"? I would translate "Io mangio lo zucchero" as "I eat the sugar" i.e. referring to some specific sugar, whereas "Io mangio zucchero" to me reads as "I eat sugar" i.e. I don't have a sugar-free diet.

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bairdogg

Why is it mangio and not mangia?

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/brook_elise

The "o" in "mangio" tells you the subject is "I". If it were "mangia", the subject would be "he" or "she".

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bairdogg

Oh, thanks

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/citalianara

does this “o” and “a” endings apply to all adjectives? would it apply to nouns too?

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Just verbs. For adjectives and nouns, which vowel it ends in is used to tell gender (o for masculine, a for feminine).

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sorren8

i know this trait comes from Latin endings i think from the present tense

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Yep! Italian mangiare comes from Latin mandūcāre, where first person singular is mandūcō and third person singular is mandūcat.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/denizder

Because this is a rule

February 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/IoSonoLuomo711

wasn't it just "Io mangio zucchero" in earlier lessons? I thought "lo" was "the"...

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

«lo» is "the;" it is just that Italian uses articles a lot more frequently than in English.

September 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaLauv

Haha "mangio ragazzo"

July 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebarnes

I took: Io mangio lo zucchero to translate "I eat the sugar" and Io mangio zucchero to translate "I eat sugar". Duolingo is telling me both phrases mean "I eat sugar". Feedback anyone?

May 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zer0Devotion

Agreed - I have the same linguistic bugbear with DuoLingo almost every day in my practice quizzes - they really need to step it up on these articles. I understand that they really mean the same thing (debatable, but they're at least similar enough to get the point across). Point remains, I don't appreciate getting points off (and hence lower comprehension scores) on subjects just because DL can't pay attention to the details.

May 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gary20052001

Many people have responded, but no-one has explained why it's wrong without the 'lo' before zuccherro. Another question even gives that Italian to translate. Can someone please explain ? Or correct the DL error ?

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

It is not an error, but Duolingo really needs to explain things like this to students at the beginning of lessons in a grammar section. Both sentences are correct. Someone said, in Italian, a few comments up, that the sentence is correct without the "lo" but that no one says it that way. He said that Italians always put the "lo" in sentences like this. Duolingo accepts both answers as correct.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/irfan.prnj

I eat the sugar, how do you say i eat sugar... it is not uno zucchero

February 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/xyphax

You say 'I eat sugar' the same, 'Io mangio lo zucchero', however it is more common to omit the personal pronoun .. 'mangio lo zucchero'

April 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_Wonho

I eat the sugar - Io mangio lo zucchero <--- I believe. I eat sugar - Io mangio zucchero <--- What I answered for this.

February 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/flaoxxx

La corretta traduzione di "I eat sugar" e' "Io mangio zucchero", pero' NESSUNO in Italia dice così, si dice "Io mangio lo zucchero"

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Come sa Lei? Lei è italiano/-a? Sono soltanto curioso. Ha sempre bisogno dell'articolo determinativo?

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/flaoxxx

Si, sono italiano.

Ci sono casi dove si può non mettere l'articolo, ma se si mette non si sbaglia mai. ;-)

December 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Grazie per la chiarificazione! Già fa un semestre che non ho preso l'italiano nella scuola. I've gotten a little rusty. Sono un po' fuori allenamento, s'è così che si dice. XD

December 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/johans2103

Thank you, but I have not understood, I don't understand Italian still, can you explain in Enlgish please? Do you mean "I eat sugar" and "I eat the sugar" are the same in Italian?

August 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ibins8

In the multiple choice, duolingo wants BOTH answers, with AND without the "lo". I just found out by getting it wrong. :)

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mch_kharkov

Grazie mille! It seems the only convincing reason is habit. There isn't necessarily a rule for an obvious. :-)

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/_elad

isn't it suppose to be "io mangio zucchero" (without the "lo") ??

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bratamoli

Spanish and Italian both have a tendency to use the article "the" far more often than English does. And so, "Io mangio zucchero" is correct, but native speakers are more likely to say "Io mangio lo zucchero."

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sorren8

ironically, the langue that both spanish and Italian were based off of (Latin) did not have indefinite article the.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/o.ferreirap

you can also say mangio zucchero, since Io is "included" when you say mangio

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ruthdebel

io mangio dello zucchero

May 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ChintaCecilia

when do we hv to use 'mangia' and 'mangio/mangi,etc' ?

February 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/brook_elise

Mangio = I eat. Mangia = he/she eats Mangi = you eat. The different verb endings have to match the subject

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ChintaCecilia

Grazie !

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanMcMorr1

Capital "i"...then common "L"... = Io mangio lo zucchero

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Berto29441

"Io mangio zucchero" NON E' "io mangio lo* zucchero". DL, vuoi imparare prima di "insegnare"? Ma che italiano imparano gli stranieri che seguono questo corso?

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eflete

Why is 'mangio lo zucchero' not correct in this case? You can drop the 'io' in all other sentences?

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bingo23

why is it lo mangio? and not io

June 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/caleb1028

It is io mangio it just looks like lo

July 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

You can tell the difference between the lowercase «l» and the capital «I» because the lowercase «l» has a little curvy tail towards the bottom while the capital «I» doesn't; it's just a straight line.

April 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/taniacaramaschi

perché io mangio lo zucchero é sbagliato?

June 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeler47

si, porque esta mal si uds mismos dan la respuesta por correcta?

July 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hanan86

The is lo before zucchero Why?

October 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tatugao

quero tanto aprender italiano, mas fico tao cansada pra fazer as licoes do duolinguo !

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Como? Eu acho o Duolingo tão viciante. Nem é preciso fazer muitas lições cada dia; basta fazer só uma, que consiste só de dezassete perguntas. Tirei italiano por quatro anos na escola. Non è molto difficile, come devi già aver trovato, ed è molto divertente!! Forza, você conseguirá.

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lizziemerrill

do "lo" and "il" make a difference?

October 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Yes, «lo» is the masculine article used whenever a masculine noun that starts with «s» + another consonant (e.g. «lo spumante»), with «p» + another consonant (e.g. «lo pneumatico»), or with «z» (e.g. «lo zaino») follows it. When the masculine noun that follows starts with a vowel, the article used is «l'». In all other cases, it is «il». I believe the reason for the two articles «lo» and «il» is to avoid more than one consonant "touching" each other; for example, «il zaino» would be weird to say because the «l» in «il» is too close to the «z» in «zaino». Using the article «lo» prevents this, since it ends in a vowel. Meaning-wise, they make no difference, but you cannot use «il» here.

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lizziemerrill

Thanks! I think I get it now.

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Stupendo! Di niente. :)

October 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/acmilan11

Why is it not io mangio il zucchero?

May 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Use lo with masculine words that start with s+consonant, ps, pn, gn, x or z. Il ragazzo, lo zucchero.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae715998

I have just realised that the task was to give ALL answers and so in fact there are 2 to clock in .

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlishaTeaj

It's hard to tell the difference can you maybe use a different font please?

January 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nelliefox9

I think there should be a more clear differentiation between capital i and small l.

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gina377613

Use a serif font so you can't confuse Io and lo -- capital I ans lower case l look the same.

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MumboJoe

Question: Why is /lo zucchero/ translated to "the sugar" earlier in the lesson, but /Io mangio lo zucchero/ is translated to "I eat sugar" - not I eat THE sugar?

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomas258654

If you say the wrong article when speaking in Italy, I assume people can still understand you? Like if I say LA zucchero or IL zucchero, will that sound really bad, or is it very common mistake that people make in Italy?

February 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

It's not a common mistake by native speakers since gender of words is hammered in with enough practice. It won't be unintelligible, but it'll definitely label you as a foreign or young speaker, like using "a" instead of "an" in English.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Chevy49192

I typed: Io mangio zucchero, and it says i was correct, but in my previous type in I didn't use 'il pane' just pane because there was no the in the translation. Why is one considered correct and the other not?

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Vince106399

I'm still brand new to Italian. Why is the answer "Io mangio lo zucchero" and not "Io mangio zucchero"

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/8O82

It never said I eat 'the' sugar. So I put Io mangio zucchero and it said I had to out Io mangio lo zucchero

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Basil548504

Why 'lo' should come before zucchero?

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lollypop705347

Why does it have Io twice ... I eat I sugar (Io mangio Io zucchero) ?

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

IO mangio LO zucchero. The first one starts with an i, the second one starts with an l.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyBenne3

Why is the bread "il pane" and the sugar "lo zucchero"? I thought il was for masculine words. When is lo used vs il? thanks

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Use lo with masculine words that start with s+consonant, ps, pn, gn, x or z, il with the rest. The plural forms of il and lo are i and gli.

il piatto > i piatti
lo zucchero > gli zuccheri

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaki484709

What is the deference between mangio and mangia?

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Mangio = I eat
Mangia = he/she eats

Here's a page that explains how to conjugate mangiare, to eat. We're just working with the present indicative (mangio, mangi, mangia, mangiamo, mangiate, mangiano) right now.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Umed96

I don't know which one is true "io mangio lo zucchero" or "mangio lo zucchero" i chose both of them and both were wrong

August 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/emmalaboe

This is my sisters favorite sentence

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/luchomein

Could the 'lo' be omitted?

August 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Wannabe4

Yeah..I'm not sure but i wrote "io mangio zucherro" and it showed in the correct answer"io mangio zucchero"

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/subin.ahn.

<Io mangio lo zucchero> <Mangio lo zucchero> Aren't both sentence correct? Duolingo checked the first is wrong

September 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ninamariex0

Wouldn't io mangio io zucchero be I eat I sugar? It said thats the answer but makes no sense

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io ≠ lo

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedGzeri

What is the difference between mangia and mangio ??

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/beastmodeninja12

Every time i try to spell zucchero it says its wrong cuz its spelled incorrectly. Does anyone have a good way to remember this?

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/beastmodeninja12

How to spell this ?

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

I just repeat the word and enunciate it well to remember how they're spelt. Because «zucchero» has two «c»s, make sure to pronounce the word with a slight "pause" in between the first and second syllables: the «u» is pronounced as a shorter vowel. Also, «ch» when followed by «e» or «i» is pronounced as [k]. Hope this helps. P.S. You can always edit any comments you make, even if they were already posted; in this way, you don't have to post twice in a row. :)

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/skate14702

Grrr i keep using lo intsed of io

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

You don't even need to write out «io» as the subject is understood from the conjugation of the verb.

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alleog

Haha who eats pure sugar??

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sorren8

probably a lot of pepole

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/alleog

How do I load a picture in my profile? Anyone help?

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Go to the drop-down menu under your username up top. Click settings. There you will be able to click the "Choose File" button under the "Profile Picture" heading.

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/semisweetCJ

One of my sentences was "mangio lo ragazzo" ... Did I read that wrong or is the site implying I am a cannibal? ;)

February 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

I hope you're wrong!! Plus, it would have to be «il ragazzo», so that sentence is incorrect in the first place. ;)

February 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bratamoli

Good catch!

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/taffarelbergamin

that other alternatives, though...

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/esrayaz

where is 'the' to translate this into 'lo zucchero', it need to have the before sugar

April 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

In Italian, you need the article more often than you need it in English. When in doubt, include an article.

April 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jamarimatt

I keep say saying Zucchero wrong

April 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Think dzoo.kero ;)

April 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jallan12

The "l" and the I need to be printed differently . The look identical use a capital 'L' or an I with bars on top and bottom.

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

It is difficult to tell the difference, but, if you inspect them closely, the lowercase "l" has a hook at the bottom of its leg, while the capital "I" does not and is just a straight line downward.

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/forzajuve8

Anyone else option 2 "mangio ragazzo"

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/superalej29

If you scrolled all the way down, good for you . I didnt tho.

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bleulily

Breakfast of champions

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GeekGirl131

io, not lo... They tricked me with a capital i looking like a lowercase L...

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/8Erico

So is it ok to say mangio zucchero instead of Io mangio zucchero. Same thing right?

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Of course. :) Since the verb is conjugated, you do not need to say «io»

P.S. It would sound better if you put a «lo» or a «dello» before «zucchero», though

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Serena427132

What a great point! The cadence of the phrase is more poetic and musical with the inclusion of the article, hence it's more popular for native speakers to include it.

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Moira653328

Yes i think so

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dave12341

why is it mangio instead of mangia?

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Because «-are» verbs are conjugated like that: «mangiare» is conjugated as «(io) mangio, (tu) mangi, (lui/lei/Lei) mangia, (noi) mangiamo, (voi) mangiate, (loro/Loro) mangiano». Verbs do not agree in/with gender. They must follow this conjugation pattern at all times.

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dave12341

thanks!

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

Di nulla

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannah619087

Clueless on the whole Italian ordeal

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Bonne705239

Oh! But i was choosing the words from their list and didn't see the little foot on the one to know there was a difference! Thanks!

May 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Michelle134261

The i and l are hard to tell apart

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

That is true. The trick I found is that the lowercase "l" has a little hook at the bottom, whereas the capital "I" does not.

May 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BillMartin20

I cant get this first lo its cost me loads of mistakes

July 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

The word is not «Lo» at the beginning of the sentence; it is the pronoun «io». You do not have to use the pronoun, though; you can simply say «mangio» without the pronoun. The lowercase "L" and the uppercase "i" look very similar; the difference between the two is that the lowercase "l" has a hook at the bottom, whereas the uppercase "I" does not.

July 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/angelohrid

Lo/ io? so confusing

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

What is confusing about it? «io» = "I" and «lo» = "it." If you are referring to the font's typeface of the letters, please refer to my above comment to BillMartin20 ↑

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CameornJames

When i say zucchero it want go through

August 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Matias90757

Io and lo look the same!

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

The lowercase "L" has a little hook at the bottom, but the capital "i" does not. :)

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/odettebas

"Io" (first person pronoun with the capital "i") looks very much the same as "lo" (the article); i had them interchanged in my answer here. :(

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/slappipappi

Lo and Io are confusing, mustly because of the Duolingo font.

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DakotaRhin

I have a hard time telling the difference between Io and lo...

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceOluwa1

Lo and Io looked exactly the same

February 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Balkaran12

I'm still confused about this one. Is it "LO MANGIO IO ZUCCHERO" or "IO MANGIO LO ZUCCHERO. I still don't get what distinguishes the two words.

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io is a subject pronoun meaning "I". Lo is an article meaning "the". Io mangio lo zucchero.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jake123241

I think theres a bug. It wont say i selected the correct one.

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Yellowstoned

Why is io mangio lo zucchero also correct? Doesn't this mean I eat the sugar?

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Henkvander14

mangio lo zucchero is also correct!!!

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MeissouneLyna

why do we say l ragazzi and not gli ragazzi ?

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Neither of those are correct. The right form is "i ragazzi", because i is the plural form of il.

il ragazzo > i ragazzi
lo zucchero > gli zuccheri
l'uomo > gli uomini

You just have to remember which article goes with what based on a system of patterns.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sorren8

i hope the bee was not in there. XD

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelaRaga1

when do you write the pronounce and when it' is understood?

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

You basically never have to say "io" out loud unless you're emphasizing yourself.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Meff16

Surely the translation is "I eat THE sugar"??

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zer0Devotion

I don't understand why people have a hard time with this. Besides my error (multiple choice question: it wanted me to also select the answer that meant "I eat THE sugar" (get your articles straight, DL)--

Why does everyone assume that the computer all of a sudden isn't starting sentences with a CAPITAL LETTER? Use a little common sense and you'd easily be able to recognize 'Io' from 'lo', when one is at the beginning of a sentence.

May 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VicM2

It asked "I eat sugar" so i typed Io mangio zucchero" and it daid the correct answer was Io mangio lo zucchero? Why at 'the' when it the oroginal phrase never had it in the instructions?

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ipdm123

I dont know if this is a glitch but my PC said that i could chose : lo mangio zucchero or lo mangio zucchuero i put this got it wrong put the other got it wrong plz fix this duolingo

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io ≠ lo

The first one in the sentence starts with a capital i, the second one starts with a lowercase l.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lisaBrigst

i think this is correct, not wrong

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lisaBrigst

how do i get back to where i was? no prompts

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shahlanakhost

I eat the sugar

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NatashaKas5

I answer correctly but writes, in correct

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bp1fkDLr

???

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ottokar27

How can i continue? Duolingo says all three given responses are INCORRECT! Please fix this question

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Super890307

The computer keeps telling my answer is not right, although I give the same as given

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sonya102571

i eat sugar: io mangio zucchero i eat the sugar: io mangio io zucchero

am i wrong?

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Angeles115852

I wrote the sentence right and marks me wrong

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KatieConro1

Io and lo look too similar! Needs to be changed!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL

In the "tick all correct" exercise Duo wants Io mangio lo zucchero and Io mangio zucchero. Why is that? Surely the definite article is not needed here to express "I eat sugar"?

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgiaKok5

i don't get ANYTHING!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/7bu2aQ8T

On my device, the ‘o’ in zucchero does not have the accent ...tried several times but got incorrect. No W I can’t complete the session

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

The o in zucchero never has an accent mark when it means "sugar" as a noun. Zuccherò means "he sweetened".

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ybbumbus

It said I also needed to click "Io mangio lo zucchero", but it didn't say "the sugar" It just said "sugar", so what gives?

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Corinne663361

Why the second 'lo' when the English is not "I eat 'the' sugar?"

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nyangalaxi

O.M.G........The question was "mark ALL the correct answers". ;_;

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SilvieV.

There is no "the" in the English version.

February 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cathie724411

I don't understand. It looks the same to me. I want to move on.

February 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io ≠ lo

Io (capital i) mangio lo (lowercase l) zucchero.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BarneyNing

I thought lo is the same as the french le, no? Lo zucchero is just sugar, not 'the sugar'? I translated i eat sugar ad io mangio zucchero but it wrong as i did not have lo

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FatPatNaps

Why do you have to say "lo zucchero" (the sugar), when that's not what is says

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mable731238

Lo is the right? But there was no 'Lo' in the sentence... So where did I go wrong?

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynddd

Why is it 'lo zucchero' and not 'il zucchero' ?

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/UnicornMia22

I and l are so similar it's annoying!

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheChadsMaestro

Do you have to write 'lo' everytime before zucchero for it to make sense.

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaHayes16

It shouldn't be wrong if I forgot one C in zucchero

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephTheL3

Italians have a sweet tooth...huh?

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VishnuMang2

Why lo???

April 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/channahmorris

Io and lo!! Man it got me!!

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CynthiaLam12

Mangio zucchero should be another option.

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Harry884921

Mangio lo zucchero also means I eat sugar I think. So why is that wrong? Just because I didn't emphasise Io at the start...

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jessie162039

So where doez the lo come in at before zuccherro

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tracy115971

I even got my magnifying glass out, i cant differentiate the io (lower case eye oh), lo (lower case el oh), or Io (upper case eye oh) - on a huawei mobile, consequently i must guess the right word

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JAN894984

I don't see anything wrong with this. I tried capital L for Lo yesterday and I was still told that I was wrong.

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io (capital i) mangio lo (lowercase l) zucchero.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Joana_ML

Why is it "lo" and not "il"?

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/edward100212

That's just not fair, Io and lol look the same in that font!

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JanelleG10

If the phrase to translate is "I eat sugar" why would one need to add the "lo" or "the" before the noun "sugar" to get this correct?

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JanSteiner4

Why not: Io mangio zucchero?

July 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matti413236

What is the difarance betwen ( lo zucchero ) and ( zucchero ) in this sentince......

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mike463602

I eat I sugar?

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io ≠ lo

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JackCoupe

Its the right answer "Io mangio lo zucchero" it says its the wrong answer!

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaVitul

You need to use a better font--io looks like lo--please correct this b/c I remember the problem from Duolingo French & am now facing it again. Damn!!!

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mindy974137

Why is it Lo zucchero? I dont get it? What's up with therw being a word before sugar its not "the sugar"

August 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/atryer

I cannot understand why when you use io, etc and when you leave it out is it me being stupid?

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/atryer

I cannot understand understand when to use Lo zucchero and when to leave it Lo out as it just says sugar and not the sugar

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JelaniBerk

Why is it, "lo zucchero"? Doesn't that mean, "the sugar." Shouldn't, "I eat sugar" translate to, "io mangio zucchero"?

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonBrigh7

Why do we need to use lo here? Have seen just zucchero alone before.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MeganEdwar20

Why do we need 'lo' before sugar when it means 'the' and there is no 'the' in the English question?

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbMacD

I write. lo mangio lo zucchero. I eat the sugar. Bubit keeps saying that is not correct

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io, not lo. Io (capital i) mangio lo (lowercase l) zucchero.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/M_Stumpfy

silently judges duo

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bnwkeys200

Io and lo look the exact same.....

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sarah285585

I wrote the sentence excluding 'the' the 1st time = wrong. The 2nd time included it = wrong

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Are you sure you didn't confuse io for lo?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Concetta16725

I am confused

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Karol500915

The font makes Io and Lo look very similar in the choices.

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Spanishlea27779

I don't eat sugar, by itself, not since I was a kid

October 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/M.Calico

sure everyone's commented about it but duolingo's font choice makes 'lo' and Io' look the same! I read everything out loud to practice my pronunciation and I even said 'io' while accidentally pressing the 'lo'. -_-

November 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LorwTm

duolingo change your font!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Theresa137873

Oh i didnt see the curve on rhe l i kept wondering why am i getting these wrong . Now i will pay attention.

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gianna357445

Why is it lo zucchero and not just zucchero

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yesita374394

what does the lo mean here?

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SandraManz773547

Sometimes you write "lo" zuccharo, sometimes "el" zuccharo. You never give the principle behind which one to use.

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

You never write "il zucchero", it is always "lo". Use lo for masculine nouns beginning in s+consonant, ps, pn, gn, x or z, like zucchero or stadio.

il ragazzo
il cane
lo zaino
lo gnomo
l'arancio
l'uomo

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Unicorns231

Even that were all geting somethings wrong were still learning

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/tismadz

when asked to translate "i eat sugar" is it necessary to put lo (the) before zucchero? Because i left it out but duo said that was wrong

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/brasileira323665

I wrote, "Io mangio zucchero" why is wrong if in the English translation doesn't have the article? And if I remember correctly, there were other times when I ommit the article and it was correct. Any help? Thanks!

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ralph_Cramden

On my computer io and lo come across as "lo" so you can not tell the difference. The report function does not permit submittal of this issue.

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/morag388791

I have typed the answer correctly but it keeps saying it is incorrect?

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Are you sure you were typing "io mangio lo zucchero" and not "lo mangio lo zucchero"?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaudiaOkt1

can anyone tell me when to use mangio, mangi, and mangia? thank you

February 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

io mangio = I eat
tu mangi = you eat
lui mangia = he eats
noi mangiamo = we eat
voi mangiate = you all eat
loro mangiano = they eat

It's sort of like the difference between "eat" and "eats" in English, except there are a few more you have to remember.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HeidiHesse

It doesn't say i eat the sugar. Only that i eat sugar. So how come im wrong?

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael566312

It's because this app uses a sans serif font. These situations show that maybe for buttons like this question that they should serif it. I get the soft vibe they want, but it impedes the process a bit.

February 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ethan982180

A difficult obstacle, but ive learnt to slow down a little a check...a lightning quick response, can be a lightning quick mistake!

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Vixsort

In the sentence what is the "lo" for?

March 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BlankSpace827772

What is the difference between mangio and mangia

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

mangio = I eat
mangia = he/she eats

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnMason5

Can somebody please tell me how to write io mangio lo zucchero. It won't let me move on

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/yekta859005

Why did it meed lo?-__-

April 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vavenn

So the Io and lo are so freakin confusin

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom934823

What is difference between mangio and mangia in this sentence?

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SisseBrel

Shoudnt it be "I eat THE sugar" when the Italien is "Io mangio LO succhero"??

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LorenaMila12

Why is it “lo zucchero“ and not “il zucchero“?

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lvaro650691

I agree l looks just like I. Can you change the font to differentiate the two...

May 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gracy32242

Where is mangia used? And where is mangio used?

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/svetlana472162

Just started. Confused. So what is I in Italian?

June 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

io = I

June 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Henkvander14

Stop sending me this

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

Henkvander 14, If you want to stop getting e-mail alerts telling you that someone has commented on this question, go to the top of this page and click on the blue colored rectangle that says "FOLLOWING DISCUSSION" and you won't get anymore e-mail reference this question.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Monica585347

Why is it "lo zucchero" and not "il zucchero"? Thank you

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Use lo for masculine nouns starting with s+consonant, ps, pn, gn, x or z. It's sort of like a vs. an in English.

il ragazzo
il piatto
il gioco
lo zucchero
lo studente
lo gnomo

No problem :)

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jcrieff

Can't really tell the different. They should leave the io out

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/OishiAc

Ok mister duolingo,I wrote Io mangi zucchero but u gave me a cross. Well u taught me and I wrote that Not fair

June 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Io mangio, not io mangi. Mangi goes with "tu".

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/clareomg

Why is it no, io mangio il zucchero (i eat the sugar). I dont understand why it goes fro il to lo

June 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Use lo for masculine nouns starting with s+consonant, ps, pn, gn, x or z. It's sort of like a vs. an in English.

il ragazzo
il piatto
il gioco
lo zucchero
lo studente
lo gnomo

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sean623422

It says "I eat sugar" not "I eat the sugar". Please explain the need for "lo"?

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

It is not needed. Both answers are accepted. It seems that Italians started throwing in the "lo" when it wasn't needed and it just became an accepted way of speaking when referring to something in general as well as something specific.

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AustynStri

I was also confused with the I and the L, but I just listened to the speaker. Also, who eats sugar alone?!

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RAConDUO

Ok really confused now. How can Lo mangio be I eat and lo zucchero be sugar or even the sugar

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/benton.1

If you read the very first comment in this thread, you'll get your answer.

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jeler47

porque yo como azucar (

July 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hannasbananas

So how much of you are having problem and how much just like sugar

April 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moira653328

No coment

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrissyPackard

what am I doing wrong.. I have tried ... lo.. and Lo and it says no What???

May 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

The word is «io», but you do not even have to include that word since the verb is conjugated.

May 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Naasei

Isn't "I" capital (i)? Why is lo wrong and io correct?

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

The correct sentence is «io mangio Lo zucchero.», except with the «i» in «io» capitalized and the «L» in «Lo» lowercase. In your question, "Why is lo wrong and io correct?", you actually wrote "Lo;" you can tell the difference because a lowercase "L" has a little curve at the bottom, but the capital "i" does not. Remember, «io» = "I" (the pronoun) and «Lo» (with a lowercase «L») = "the"

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/joshuamorl4

Still not clear enough, they should use lower case i or clear tail on l

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

I totally agree with you, at least put some bars on the top and bottom of I so you don't get 451 people complaining about it in the comments.

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JesusRiver966591

The "i" and the "l" are hard to distinguish

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

The capital "i" ("I") is completely straight, and the lowercase "L" ("l") has a short tail at the bottom.

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/adamo677194

quando la rispsta e sbagliata bisgnia dire quale e la risposta buona.

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyGuzma788443

What is the difference of mangia and mangio

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/odettebas

If you learn how to conjugate the Italian verb "mangiare" then you will know the difference. :-)

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/emilioloza13

What

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelSosa2

There is no "il"

April 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

That's because you don't use il in "Io mangio lo zucchero".

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/matt226077

I had it correct the first time, & it said i was wrong but then it showed me the correct version, it was exactly what they said was wrong! Dumb Ass computer

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/batmansqus

Whenever i get this right it counts me wrong

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lori555998

My sentence is correct but is telling me it's incorrect and won't let me continue! It's stuck.

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/geedi5

I stuck can any one help it was fasenatin 2 learn

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JairaAux

I am correct, please check

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DalvaGomes6

Nao consegui destinguir o erro

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/admdrs

Im stuck because of it. Every answer is wrong, please fix it.

June 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria320607

this is not working

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mannfeel

I answered but that and it mark wrong.

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lotty612105

I can't get right with any answer

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StephanieNtindi

i got it right and it kept saying i was wrong

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lisa382623

Error in return response

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AprilLesni

Even though I pick the correct answer it still says I am wrong May want to check this

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathaniel361941

the answer is said to be non of them

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/james0vince

I have done all three. They all say wrong answer.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria391343

Not letting me pass this point, even though it's right!

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/johnylingual

Neother option is being accepted

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NatashaKas5

No

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethN528123

I put the right answer

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PeggyCorra

Happens to me as well

August 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Josefina513828

the lesson seems to get stuck at this point and does not allow me to continue

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel667894

even after matching matching answer to the correct sentence program does not recognise this as correct

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyDolce

error

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adrian993723

the correct translation of the sentence " I eat sugar" is " Io mangio zucchero" and not "Io mangio lo zucchero", which is considered correct too by Duolingo.

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ozzie527735

It is telling me that all the answers are wrong and won't let me proceed

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tomasso93

I am writing it but it says its wrong

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InezBajor

not live me go from I EIT SUGAR i do menny time but not exept

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Clodette914839

Something is not right. No matter what answer I choose, it says it's wrong.

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NatalieVik3

I am confident in the answer and am getting it wrong. Have now clicked every answer and cannot get by the question!

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Oleg892464

Oops!

January 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/elsacarezis

I wrote the correct answer, but it just didn't accept it

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jocelynlem6

it shouldn't be lo because lo means the

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jocelynlem6

it shouldn't be lo because lo means the

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae715998

Either choice has been refused and so has blocked the follow up exercise What do i do next ,thankyou

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cathy485322

Neither of the correct answers will register and so I can’t get past this exercise. Any suggestions?

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/7YdiICax

There is a problem - when I put in the correct answer, it gives me an incorrect result

January 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TinaForte2

Really?????

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jacob990053

I am working on basics 2 and it is saying that the right answer is wrong, and it won't let me move on.

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/juliabaccelli

It is also correct

February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Abhishek713673

I wrote correct still it shows wrong

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JosIndekeu

It is not possible to see the difference between i and l

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dagmarmaria

Bekloppt!

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CarloColacci

Sono anche.

April 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeBrooke4

The 'correct' answer is just plain wrong. What's the lo doing there at all?

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HasSan849516

I wrote the same thing

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pat590727

I got this right and it was marked wrong!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/danique.sc

Me2

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanRio2

I eat suger =Io mango zucchero But they show that The right answear is Oo mango Io zucchero. Why is that

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matilda719426

Thats wrong.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Andy533342

Have typed this every way but backward and it still says it wrong binning this app dont really want a apple flavoured woman with a side order of bread!!!!

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sumaya237518
July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lori502459

wrote it correctly

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Baba508509

'Io mangio LO zucchero' is not properly translated from 'I eat sugar'. For a 'lo', there should be a 'the' in the English sentence!

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JackCoupe

I got it right!

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbMacD

I fo not have a key for the two different ways to print the lower case l

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/franpatty

Io mangio lo zucchero

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlbrechtMu

What's wrong??

October 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Frosch76237

its not : I eat the sugar!

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carmin61454

I wrote a correct answer.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carmin61454

I don't make a mistake

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/michele822516

the second lo is calling it il

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MPythonY

this is so confusing!

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Patriciaar218339

Frustrating when you have the right answer but it doesn't accept it

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Patriciaar218339

?

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/reza673726

" I eat sugar" it is a iranian allusion that means "I was wrong" !!! But I must say not use it every where, it 's for very angry mood.

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MumboJoe

Question: Why is /lo zucchero/ translated to "the sugar" earlier in the lesson, but /Io mangio lo zucchero/ is translated to "I eat sugar" instead of I eat THE sugar?

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MumboJoe

Why is /lo zucchero/ translated to "the sugar" earlier in the lesson, but /Io mangio lo zucchero/ is translated to "I eat sugar" instead of I eat THE sugar?

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MariaCalla13

Im confused i picked all right words....

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ProgonPjet

Lo mangio io lo zuchero

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ElenaRevut

I wrote the true sentence for two times, but the programm said it false. What's going on?

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IzzaSabado

My answer is correct

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lukas9946

Reported

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Abhi828821

Pretty much the same

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CE4H1LQZ

I have the correct answer but I've done it lots of times with all lower case as the answer shows, so it's the same. What the?

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tenyeres

I write the correct answer, why did not saw that the program?

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Wendy358133

Im right and it says wrong

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/marcat5

So did i. But you said wrong 3 times.

March 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ToonEugen6

Epic.

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jude187

Thats exactly what i wrote. Not sure why its wrong

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Liliana148245

I write the correct answer about 6 times.. they say is wrong but when they send back the correct answer it is exactly what I write????

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KerryCapwe

That was my answer

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/glayce125993

Yes me too. Confusing

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Deborah347036

I wrote the exact same thing. Is this a plow to make me frustrated and discouraged so I will give up, or are you just playing with me. This isn't funny. I'm trying to learn here.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Deborah347036

This is very discouraging and I'm getting very angry.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Deborah347036

Is this a trick question?

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MszrosDnie2

You guys wrote "eat sugar" and not "eat the sugar" How should I know what you guys mean?

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dracomalfoymed

I cant write that boo you

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/vayton

Finally

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/fredandbob1

I dont get it

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Scott44470

I did it

April 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick830

I got the question right and it says its wrong!!! ☹️☹️

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/zivadz

I wrote it corectly

April 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom934823

What is difference between mangio and mangia in this sentance?

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom934823

What is difference between mangio and mangia here?

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom934823

This confuses me

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom934823

Mangio versus mangia? Difference in this case?

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/I-AM-THE-LEGION

This italian is just too much hard.I don't know what is the difference between Io mangio lo zucchero and Io mangio zucchero

April 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/saeid937783

me too

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jay658929

I don't see the need to add anything before sugar unless these lessons are lacking some instruction

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Vince106399

I'm still brand new to Italian. Why is the answer "Io mangio lo zucherro" and not "Io mangio zucherro". What is the difference. I must have to learn more about the grammar I guess.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Vince106399

Why is the answer "Io mangio lo zucherro" and not "Io mangio zucherro"

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/max923457

How do i tell when to use mangia or mangio

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/marcat5

Why is this wrong? Exactly Same

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LorenaMila12

Why is it lo zucchero and not il zucchero

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Basil548504

Why should 'lo' come before zucchero. Shouldn't it be just zucchero?

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastin649790

Why is there a need to write "lo" before zucchero

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lola478197

It said it was wrong when it was right

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/terry438902

I was right

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/VeraBasem

Why should we write "lo", "the" is not written in the sentence ??

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Scott909819

Driving me mad

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/barathi7

I think im correct

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonclark719653

Same

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraMul19

I have answered correctly but not reconized as correct

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MargaretLo608578

i wrote the correct thing

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Farhanehfkr

I wrote it correct but it said it's wrong

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BETHBURNET2

I believe I'm putting in the right answer and it's saying that it's wrong

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BETHBURNET2

I am putting in the right answer it is saying that it is wrong I need help fix it

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KristaLMoo2

Gave the exact answer, was marked wrong.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Luna343804

I did the right spelling and it's not correcting :(

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Henkvander14

Pse stop bothering me with this stupidity!!!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ghislaine519063

The same thing happened

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Berto29441

Ma DL non può togliere o aggiungere l'articolo a "piacimento"!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/clareomg

Why is it not io mangio il zucchero?

June 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/clareomg

Why is it no, io mangio il zucchero (i eat the sugar). I dont understand why it goes fro il to lo

June 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ruben488229

"io mangio lo zucchero" Doesnt that translate to "i eat the sugary stuff"

June 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/taherbosta

Hi Is it correct???

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Robbadob

Is what correct?

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NevaehSkye1

I got the correct answer wrong. I dont understand

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Abantika5

What is the difference between mangia and mangio?

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/drake257690

Wtf

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Anita195713

Why it doesn't manage? I write right the letters.!!!!

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa444411

Why can I say Mangio lo zucchero. Why does it need to be "Io mangio..."

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Berto29441

Again: "io mangio zucchero" (as everyone does, one time or another: I eat sugar) is not "io mangio LO zucchero" (this on the table, the sugar I gave you). The determinative article "remembers" its origin (from the demonstrative adjective, in Italian and in English)

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaECW

Do you always have to have the definite article? Even though it was "i eat sugar", the translation is "i eat the sugar"?

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Leah726156

But guys i dont understand why do we put lo in front of sugar?

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Anja280364

Thats what I wrote...

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MozellySpaghetti

I typed Mangio zucchero, and it gave me another possible translation: Io mangio lo zucchero. What does lo mean? Is it 'the'? And if so, why doesn't it use il?

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Berto29441

Meanwhile E. has ONE definite article (that we call determinative because it's this what it does), I. has 6+1 "reduced" (il, lo, la, i, gli, le + l'). There are rules (many times explained in DL by the commentators : they should be learned.

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NicoleHunt55011

Said it was wrong but showed the answer correct

July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielCir144468

Sometimes it accepts "io mangio zucchero" and other times it says its wrong and wants "io mangio lo zucchero".

July 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lolocutesi

Why am I saying lo when the sentence says "I eay sugar" not the sugar??

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/julia704425

One time it is lo zucherro and the other time just zucherro, thats weird

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnastasiaS254519

How come sometimes you need to put "lo" in front of zucchero and sometimes you don't?

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/oorantes

Io is iqual to I

July 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SerraKandilci

Mangio = I Mangia = You

I am awesome again.

September 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bratamoli

That's not completely accurate. Mangio is I eat, Mangi is you eat, and Mangia is (he/she/it) eats as well as a more formal/polite way of saying "you eat."

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/11Simona

Mangia=lui/lei You eat=tu mangi

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/124495

I eat boy

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuMako8_Momo

?? «ragazzo» = "boy," and Duolingo does not promote cannibalism.

February 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ErickMonte294576

Papa mericano

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Patriciaar218339

?

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KathleenDi368757

I AM TYPING IO MANGIO LO ZUCCHERO AND IT IS NOY ACCEPTING THIS

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Xboy-Hodub

Johny Johny

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Xboy-Hodub

JOHNY JOHNY

March 2, 2019
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